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Employment and Labor

We are uniquely qualified to represent clients in employment and labor-related matters. Our current practice includes acting as general counsel for many companies on employment and labor matters and defending employers insured by insurance companies under EPLI policies. We counsel clients to reduce risks associated with today’s complicated employment law and later, in the event of litigation, defend the employer in all employment-related claims. Our firm is experienced in handling all aspects of employment law including the Americans With Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, retaliatory discharge, sexual harassment, and age, racial, sex and all other forms of discrimination and unemployment compensation claims before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in several jurisdictions.

Our labor law practice provides full representation to unionized employers and helps non-union employers remain union-free. We defend NLRB charges and represent employers in labor arbitrations and collective bargaining negotiations. Our labor practice also includes union facility closing and work relocations, strike preparation and defense, and providing strategies for remaining union-free.

What distinguishes Bryce Downey & Lenkov from other firms is that we not only handle the employment function as a separate practice group, but can also handle the workers’ compensation claims when they arise. Based on our breadth of experience handling both employment and workers’ compensation matters, we can and do develop business plans for employers to reduce the impact of workers’ compensation and employment claims upon the client’s bottom line.


Storrs W. Downey

Jeffrey Kehl
Kirsten L. Kaiser Kus

Jessica B. Jackler
Frank C. Rowland

Of Counsel:
Cary Schwimmer