Chambers & Partners has detected the use of an ad blocker.
We make use of tailor-made ads to enhance your experience of our website.
Please 'whitelist' http://www.chambersandpartners.com.
Close
USA Guide

Labor & Employment — Nevada

Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Preeminent labor and employment practice housing experienced attorneys retained by high-profile hotel and hospitality clients in a range of employment litigation. Noted for its expert handling of collective bargaining negotiations, and wage and hour disputes. Also provides counseling to clients in corporate campaigns, representation elections and collective bargaining negotiations and strikes.

Strengths "They staff cases efficiently for the client and train their attorneys to focus on delivering excellent customer service in the form of responsive, top-notch legal advice." 

"The strongest attribute is their client communication and responsiveness. With every matter I assign there I'm confident that I'll be kept in the loop at any given moment."  

Work highlights Represented Mandalay Corporation in a wage and hour class and collective action brought against it by a number of its employees. The case was settled prior to trial.

Successfully defended Desert Palace and two of its individually named human resource managers against claims of defamation and harassment made by a former employee.

Significant clients AECOM, American Casino & Entertainment Properties, Dignity Health, Hakkasan, MGM Resorts.

Notable practitioners  

Elayna Youchah is highly regarded for her vast experience representing clients in state and federal court, in arbitration and before administrative agencies. She is described by one source as "a very knowledgeable and experienced practitioner."

Paul Trimmer focuses his practice on employment law litigation, representing clients before the state and federal courts on traditional labor law matters. He is frequently called upon to advise on collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, strikes and lockouts. Clients say: "He listens and thinks about the question before he answers."

Gary Moss is a "very knowledgeable and experienced practitioner" who is well respected for his labor and employment practice. His work on traditional labor matters concern collective bargaining agreements and strikes, as well as employment disputes in regards to wages and restrictive covenants.

^ Return to Top

Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Longstanding Las Vegas boutique firm representing management bodies in a range of labor and employment matters, with significant strengths in employee discrimination and unfair labor practices. An exceptionally strong bench of expert advisers across a variety of industries, including gaming, hospitality and transportation. Continues to offer expertise in traditional labor matters and is active before the NLRB.

Strengths The team is praised for its dedication: "They're personal, helpful and go above and beyond to assist us in our needs."

Another client acknowledges how they felt that "there is a sense of calm confidence that comes from knowing that you are represented by the professionals at Kamer Zucker Abbott."

Work highlights Defended Wynn Las Vegas in a suit brought against it by a former employee involving multiple allegations of employment disability discrimination and retaliation. Successfully had all claims dismissed on summary judgment.

Represented Scientific Games in prosecuting a restrictive covenant claim against a former company executive who had violated the terms of his noncompete agreement by attempting to work for a competitor.

Significant clients Boyd Gaming, Golden Nugget Las Vegas, The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Orgill Singer, Brady Industries.

Notable practitioners  

Gregory Kamer is highly regarded for his practice concentrating on a wide range of traditional labor law matters, including union-organizing attempts and collective bargaining in the local community. Clients note: "His strengths are knowledge, clear communication and follow through."

Carol Zucker is widely regarded for her practice focusing of employment litigation defense, representing companies in Nevada from a range of industries as well as public agencies in the trial and appellate courts.

Scott Abbott is well respected for his employment litigation practice with an emphasis on disability and medical leave-related legal issues. He is also well versed in handling class or collective wage and hour disputes. Client praise him for being "extremely hands-on, extremely dedicated, detailed and meticulous in the pursuit of the issues."

^ Return to Top

Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Dedicated labor and employment practitioners entrusted with complex mandates by local governmental employers as well as large gaming and hospitality clients.  Well versed in public sector arbitration proceedings related to contract disputes and union organizing, as well as collective bargaining matters. Regularly represents clients before the state and federal courts in suits involving harassment, discrimination and constitutional claims.

Strengths "They are always quick to help and they never cease offering assistance."

Work highlights Successfully represented Clark County, Nevada in a judicial review challenging the Employee Management Relations Board's interpretation of changes made to the collective bargaining statute by the Nevada legislature. The changes prohibited local government employers from granting increases in wages and benefits after the expiration of a collective bargaining agreement.

Represented the City of North Las Vegas in an arbitration against one of the municipality's unions regarding contract negotiations.

Significant clients Paris Las Vegas, Caesars Entertainment, Flamingo Las Vegas, Rio Suite, Clark County School District.

Notable practitioners  

Mark Ricciardi is respected for his practice representing hotels and casinos, financial institutions and government agencies in a wide range of labor and employment matters. One client found that his "strengths are strong legal knowledge, very steady emotions and having a knack for dealing with difficult across-the-table groups."

Scott Mahoney is well regarded for his work as a trial lawyer defending clients in a range of employment law disputes including those involving allegations of harassment, discrimination and retaliation and claims for wrongful termination. He also offers expertise to employers in the hospitality and gaming industries regarding employment contracts and responses to administrative agency complaints.

^ Return to Top

Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Highly regarded national practice utilizing strong cross-border capabilities on the full range of class action defense, particularly in wage and hour and discrimination matters. Frequently advises clients on sensitive labor and employment trial and arbitration proceedings, as well as union negotiations.

Strengths One client notes how the firm "staffs cases efficiently for the client and trains its attorneys to focus on delivering excellent customer service in the form of responsive, top-notch legal advice."

"They are good people who are extremely knowledgeable and service-oriented, providing practical solutions and presenting many helpful resources."

Notable practitioners  

Patrick Hicks is recognized for his significant experience as litigator in a wide range of employment law matters, including wage and hour disputes, discrimination and breach of contract. One client describes him as a "phenomenal trial attorney," noting "his ability to dive in and become familiar with the facts and the case."

Wendy Krincek handles a wide range of litigation from complex wage and hour class actions to wrongful termination disputes. One client praises her responsiveness: "She responds very quickly and always gives me practical advice that I can implement easily."

^ Return to Top

Band 1

Littler Mendelson, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Patrick Hicks is recognized for his significant experience as litigator in a wide range of employment law matters, including wage and hour disputes, discrimination and breach of contract. One client describes him as a "phenomenal trial attorney," noting "his ability to dive in and become familiar with the facts and the case."

^ Return to Top

Band 1

Kamer Zucker Abbott

From the Chambers USA guide

Carol Zucker is widely regarded for her practice focusing of employment litigation defense, representing companies in Nevada from a range of industries as well as public agencies in the trial and appellate courts.

^ Return to Top

Band 1

Jackson Lewis P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Gary Moss is a "very knowledgeable and experienced practitioner" who is well respected for his labor and employment practice. His work on traditional labor matters concern collective bargaining agreements and strikes, as well as employment disputes in regards to wages and restrictive covenants.

^ Return to Top

Band 1

Fisher Phillips

From the Chambers USA guide

Scott Mahoney is well regarded for his work as a trial lawyer defending clients in a range of employment law disputes including those involving allegations of harassment, discrimination and retaliation and claims for wrongful termination. He also offers expertise to employers in the hospitality and gaming industries regarding employment contracts and responses to administrative agency complaints.

^ Return to Top

Band 1

Jackson Lewis P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Elayna Youchah is highly regarded for her vast experience representing clients in state and federal court, in arbitration and before administrative agencies. She is described by one source as "a very knowledgeable and experienced practitioner."

^ Return to Top

Band 2

Kamer Zucker Abbott

From the Chambers USA guide

Scott Abbott is well respected for his employment litigation practice with an emphasis on disability and medical leave-related legal issues. He is also well versed in handling class or collective wage and hour disputes. Client praise him for being "extremely hands-on, extremely dedicated, detailed and meticulous in the pursuit of the issues."

^ Return to Top

Band 3

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Howard Cole of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP is a "very capable" attorney who is best known for his practice focusing on traditional labor law and employment law and litigation. One source found him to be "very knowledgeable and very solution-oriented when situations get muddy."

^ Return to Top

Band 3

Littler Mendelson, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Wendy Krincek handles a wide range of litigation from complex wage and hour class actions to wrongful termination disputes. One client praises her responsiveness: "She responds very quickly and always gives me practical advice that I can implement easily."

^ Return to Top

Band 3

Fisher Phillips

From the Chambers USA guide

Scott Mahoney is well regarded for his work as a trial lawyer defending clients in a range of employment law disputes including those involving allegations of harassment, discrimination and retaliation and claims for wrongful termination. He also offers expertise to employers in the hospitality and gaming industries regarding employment contracts and responses to administrative agency complaints.

^ Return to Top

Band 3

Hejmanowski & McCrea

From the Chambers USA guide

Gregory Smith of Hejmanowski & McCrea is recognized for his expertise handling a range of labor-related issues, as well as claims of discrimination and wrongful discharge. One source notes: "He is very knowledgeable in traditional labor law, which is very valuable to his clients."

^ Return to Top

Band 3

Hartwell Thalacker

From the Chambers USA guide

Laura Thalacker of Hartwell Thalacker maintains a strong employer-side practice with experience counseling clients on discipline and termination and reductions in force, prevention of discrimination and harassment, and workplace investigations as well as other employment issues.

^ Return to Top

Band 3

Jackson Lewis P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Gary Moss is a "very knowledgeable and experienced practitioner" who is well respected for his labor and employment practice. His work on traditional labor matters concern collective bargaining agreements and strikes, as well as employment disputes in regards to wages and restrictive covenants.

^ Return to Top

Band 3

Kamer Zucker Abbott

From the Chambers USA guide

Carol Zucker is widely regarded for her practice focusing of employment litigation defense, representing companies in Nevada from a range of industries as well as public agencies in the trial and appellate courts.

^ Return to Top