Herrick represents employers and executives in nearly every aspect of employment law, from risk management and executive compensation, to complex employment litigation, arbitration and mediation. 

On the preventative side, we provide employers with valuable insights at every turn, helping them navigate day-to-day personnel issues, update their employment practices, and develop policies, handbooks and training programs that improve employer-employee relations and comply with state and federal law. 

When litigation is unavoidable, we know how to try cases, and we know how to win. We have significant experience defending employers and key employees against the full range of federal and state employment claims. We have significant experience litigating disputes involving restrictive covenants and the disclosure of confidential and proprietary information and trade secrets. We recognize that those types of disputes often require immediate action. We have an extensive track record of success at both the trial and appellate levels in New York and New Jersey. We have also successfully litigated employment cases in administrative tribunals throughout the U.S.

Outside of the courtroom, we have a robust executive compensation and employee benefits practice. Both companies and high-profile executives often turn to us to develop and negotiate executive employment contracts, and severance agreements. We also offer strategic guidance in connection with hiring, departures and restrictive covenants. Our work in this area is also integral to our corporate M&A practice, where we provide incisive insights on key employment issues impacting the deal.

Our employment law credentials span numerous industries, including financial services, real estate, media, hospitality, communications and technology, sports, art, retail and apparel, consumer products and manufacturing.

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