The national labor and employment team of Hunton Andrews Kurth are active in employment, wage and hour, labor relations and public accessibility cases. Their expertise stems from routinely representing clients in class, collective, and mass actions, as well as in high-profile, high-risk matters in federal and state courts. In addition, practitioners at the firm are noted for serving as counsel for clients in hearings before enforcement agencies, mediations, and arbitrations.
The DC office of the firm is home to trial lawyer Susan Wiltsie, whose three decades of experience before numerous courts, compliance boards, and arbitration panels make up her well-rounded practice. Ryan Bates is also a new addition to the list this year due to his nationwide practice handling complex employment litigation, including class actions, collective actions, and bet-the-company litigation. He regularly defends employers against lawsuits arising under Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and other state discrimination statutes. Kevin White chairs the national labor and employment practice group where he focuses on complex employment litigation and employment advice and counseling. His practice also includes representing clients in discrimination class action litigation, governmental agency systemic discrimination investigations, wage and hour litigation, and in conducting internal investigations. Fellow co-chair of the firm’s unfair competition and information protection task force is Bob Quackenboss, whose practice is dedicated to resolving complex labor, employment, trade secret, non-compete and related commercial disputes. He is also active in complex employment discrimination, harassment, and wage-and-hour disputes, including class and collective actions before numerous courts along the east coast.