Labor & Employment - Colorado
What the team is known for Sterling competitor in the market, with a well-rounded practice addressing labor and employment issues of all natures. Particularly noted for EEOC and NLRB-related work, including major class action cases, but also strong in the areas of employee benefits and general compliance advice and counseling.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Extremely professional, capable and thorough in their work product and representation."
"Couldn't be more pleased with their services; it is the practical approach that they take to problems, as opposed to just the legal approach. It is a pleasure to work with them."
Work highlights Representing JBS USA in two significant suits brought by the EEOC over failure to accommodate the religious practices of Muslim employees. The suits involve claims of religious, race and national origin discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Kathleen Odle receives nothing but the highest praise, with sources hailing her as "very knowledgeable and probably the best in the region for ERISA matters." She is "truly an expert" whose strength is "her practical application of esoteric laws."
Clients are unanimous in their praise of Raymond Deeny, whom they regard as "an enjoyable guy to work with who knows the labor laws backwards – he thinks well on his feet." He is an experienced litigator who has handled an array of jury trials and labor arbitrations.
Bruce Muir has a niche in employee benefits and represents clients on matters ranging from pension plans and compensation to fringe benefits. He also handles a range of labor and employment matters.
Charles Newcom's "expertise is excellent," according to sources, who add that he is "very experienced, knowledgeable, calm and quietly confident – a good trusted partner and adviser." His practice includes, among other matters, discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination cases.
Theodore Olsen is hugely experienced in the field and is valued for his deep knowledge and expertise. He handles noncompetes and a range of other labor and employment matters.
Bernie Siebert is a great communicator who is "always letting us know what's going on and coming up next." He is praised by peers for being one of the "top people in Colorado for labor law."