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Jack Gearan and Justin Keith Present at the 2019 BBA Employment Law Conference

BOSTON – Oct. 14, 2019 Jack S. Gearan and Justin F. Keith, shareholders in Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Labor & Employment Practice in Boston, will present at the Boston Bar Association’s (BBA) Employment Law Conference, Oct. 17, 2019. Gearan is also a member of the conference advisory committee.

From 2:10 p.m. to 3:20 p.m., Keith will serve as a panelist on the plenary panel, “Navigating Recent Divergence Between Federal and State Laws.” The panel will address challenges for employers in complying with state and federal laws and regulations, particularly where there are competing mandates or even conflicting requirements. From 4:40-5:40 p.m., Gearan will moderate the panel, “L&E Issues Arising in M&A Deals,” which will provide an overview of labor and employment issues that practitioners should watch for in the transaction context, and best practices.

Gearan concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment and business litigation, where he defends companies and public institutions in labor and employment, ERISA, and business disputes. He is experienced in complex employment litigation and trials, and frequently handles state and federal whistleblower claims, non-compete and restrictive covenant litigation, wage and hour litigation, and individual employee discrimination, harassment, and retaliation litigation and arbitrations.

Gearan also provides counsel to senior management and human resource personnel on various employment law compliance matters, such as leaves of absence, exempt status classification under the FLSA and state law, employee discipline, and restrictive covenant agreements. He is also regularly called upon by clients to conduct outside independent investigations of sensitive personnel issues or threatened legal actions. Additionally, Gearan has advised companies regarding employment law in connection with various corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and reductions in force.

Keith represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law—including litigation of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims; reductions in force; and numerous other personnel and workplace issues—before state and federal agencies and in courts throughout the country. He represents employers across a broad spectrum of industries, including retail, transportation, delivery services, and telecom services in nationwide class and collective actions brought throughout the country. Keith’s practice encompasses all areas of traditional labor law, including union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, unfair labor practice charges and representation case proceedings before the NLRB, union awareness strategy and training, strike response and contingency planning, grievance arbitration proceedings, and appellate litigation before the NLRB and the Courts of Appeals.

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