THE FIRM This nationwide labor and employment specialist has offices in Phoenix and Tucson, and acts for an impressive range of high-profile clients, including Boeing and Deere & Company. The Arizona team offers a full service, including general counseling, preventive advice and policy design, and clients appreciate that it provides tailored advice through regular updates and training seminars. It recently acted for a major airline on the successful dismissal of a high-value disability discrimination suit, and advised a multinational financial services company on securing injunctive relief against former employees.
Sources say: "An approachable, easygoing, no-nonsense firm that's worth every dime because I know I'm going to get the best."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Joseph Clees earns praise from peers and clients alike, as "an incredible problem solver." Clients appreciate that "he keeps us in the loop and is aggressive when we need him to be, but gives us good advice as to whether to fight or settle." Clees specializes in representing employers in discrimination and wrongful discharge cases, and also advises on labor relations and compliance laws.
Tibor Nagy manages the Tucson office and is hailed as a practical, strategic thinker and problem solver whose judgment can be trusted implicitly. He advises employers in all areas of labor and employment law, and is particularly experienced in litigating matters covered by Arizona's Employment Protection Act.
Eric Dowell manages the Phoenix office and acts for both private and public sector employers on all aspects of labor and employment law. He is especially noted for his expertise in ADA litigation.
Mark Kisicki recently arrived from Steptoe & Johnson, bringing more than 20 years' experience in traditional labor law issues and expertise in handling union avoidance efforts across the USA and before the NLRB. Clients highlight his solid cost-effectiveness combined with his "high level of quality and efficiency."