Proactivity: a key aspect driving effective labor law counsel

On Behalf of | Apr 23, 2020 | Firm News |

Some employment law firms take pride in underscoring their lawyers’ robust litigation involvement in labor law cases. That is, they take pains to point out their close familiarity around state and federal courtrooms, touting an adversarial bent for would-be clients.

That is far from standard practice at DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin. Our deep legal team flatly shuns going to court when that is possible. In fact, we regard constant trips to the courthouse as an advocacy failure.

This is why: Thoughtful and forward-thinking labor law representation that skirts adversarialism played out in court recurrently yields superior client outcomes. We note on our website that, “Labor and employment law is a preventive, anticipatory specialty.” Resolving business challenges in that sphere is routinely achieved far more cheaply, quicker and without enduring enmity when out-of-court strategies and solutions are pursued.

We pursue those solutions – more accurately, optimal outcomes – across the virtual universe of employment law challenges for valued and diverse clients all across the United States. Our attorneys routinely engage in matters like these:

  • Representing clients in labor proceedings spanning unfair practice allegations to grievance arbitrations
  • Negotiating collective bargaining contracts
  • Advising on and drafting company handbooks, policy manuals and training materials
  • Taking the lead for clients in investigating and settling issues ranging from alleged discrimination, wrongful termination and wage violations to whistleblower actions, safety/health concerns, contract enforcement and more

Proactivity – not a reflexive response to go quickly and automatically to court – best secures optimal outcomes to such matters.

We welcome contacts to the firm and the opportunity to apply collective acumen and tailored legal counsel to employment law challenges – as well as opportunities – across all dimensions.