Cooper & Kirk’s attorneys have extensive experience representing clients, both employees and employers, in employment disputes. Mr. Cooper’s experience in this field dates back to his tenure at the Department of Justice, where he was the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division and oversaw many aspects of the federal government’s enforcement of laws relating to employment discrimination. In private practice, Mr. Cooper and other attorneys at Cooper & Kirk have continued to litigate employment discrimination claims, and we have also advised clients regarding their formulation of employment policies and procedures to comply with applicable laws and to minimize the risk of employment discrimination litigation.
Cooper & Kirk also has experience litigating claims under other laws relevant to the employer-employee relationship. Our work in this area has included litigation of whistle-blower and retaliation claims brought under the federal False Claims Act and state law, as well as litigation brought pursuant to state laws governing employment compensation and benefits.