Iowa

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Labor and employment
Nyemaster Goode

Nyemaster Goode is a full-service firm housing one of the largest labor and employment groups in Iowa. The firm is recognized as top-tier for its emphasis on labor and employment and its strategic offices spanning the major cities in Iowa. Des Moines-based Frank Harty recently defended the State of Iowa in a six-week trial against allegations of sexual-orientation discrimination, retaliation and constitutional violations of due process. The matter is currently on appeal at the Iowa Supreme Court. Mary Funk was lead partner in defending Drake University in a lawsuit filed by a former Board of Trustee member who brought alleged claims of retaliation under Title IX and the ADA. She prevailed on summary judgment in district court, and the plaintiff appealed to the Eighth Circuit, which affirmed the win on all claims. Funk’s team included Harty and Frances Haas, and all three partners also worked on defending the university against the student’s Title IX alleged claims, which garnered significant media attention.