Naomi G. Beer

Naomi G. Beer

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Naomi G. Beer is Co-Chair of the firm's Global Labor & Employment Practice and Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Practice’s Collective & Systemic Employment Litigation group. She is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on managing complex engagements. Naomi has over 20 years of experience advising clients on complex commercial, class action and multi-district litigation and has served as national counsel for clients faced with related proceedings in multiple jurisdictions and forums. Naomi also has broad experience advising clients on matters relating to issues arising under the anti-bribery and record-keeping provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), including with respect to the development and implementation of internal compliance programs. Naomi works with public and privately held clients involved in the retail, restaurant, energy and manufacturing industries. Naomi has represented clients in numerous state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the United States.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Lead and coordinating counsel for Fortune 50 company in numerous wage and hour and consumer class actions in state and federal courts across the country.
  • Lead counsel for Fortune 50 company in class actions alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act filed in New Jersey, Florida and California.
  • Co-leader of team coordinating the development and implementation of enhanced global anti-corruption compliance program for Fortune 50 company.
  • Lead counsel for trade association in class action alleging antitrust, RICO and breach of contract claims in connection with wages paid to foreign workers.
  • Lead counsel for Fortune 50 company, its claims handler and workers’ compensation insurer in class action alleging RICO and breach of contract claims in connection with the provision of workers’ compensation benefits.
  • Counsel for a global package delivery company in a class and collective action filed in Colorado alleging violations of FLSA and state law overtime provisions.
  • Counsel for a fast food retailer in a mutli-state class and nationwide collective action filed in Colorado alleging misclassification of certain positions as exempt under FLSA and various state laws.
  • Acted as national coordinating counsel for Fortune 50 company with respect to nearly 100 wage and hour class actions) in state and federal courts across the country. Coordinated pretrial, trial and appellate proceedings, including written, document and electronic discovery, depositions, motions practice, class certification, settlement proceedings and overall strategy.
  • Acted as co-lead counsel for Fortune 50 company in MDL proceeding involving 39 wage and hour class actions.
  • Acted as co-lead counsel for Fortune 50 company in MDL proceeding involving more than 40 class actions alleging deceptive trade practices in connection with the sale of motor fuel.
  • Represented Fortune 50 company in proceedings related to alleged violations of immigration laws, including governmental and internal investigations, related civil litigation and advice regarding ongoing compliance programs.
  • Represented Fortune 50 company in internal and governmental investigations and related civil litigation relating to alleged misconduct by senior company executives.
  • Obtained a complete defense verdict after a seven-week jury trial in a case of first impression arising out of the rupture of an interstate natural gas transmission pipeline.
  • Represented major energy company in federal, state (trial and appellate) and governmental proceedings arising out of pipeline rupture. Coordinated of all aspects of discovery with respect to DOJ, NTSB and civil proceedings.
  • Obtained verdict in excess of $26 million on behalf of multinational mining company on claims arising out of defective mining equipment.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Benchmark Litigation, "Labor & Employment Star," 2019
  • Listed, Lawdragon and Human Resource Executive® magazine, "The Nation's Most Powerful Employment Lawyers - Top 100," 2019
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Labor & Employment, 2013-2015 and 2017-2020
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2018-2019
    • Labor and Employment - Labor-Management Relations, 2019 
    • Labor and Employment - Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions) - Defense, 2018-2019
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2006 and 2012-2016
    • Listed, "Top 50 Women Lawyers in Colorado," 2014-2015
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1994
    • Articles Editor, Journal of Law and Policy in International Business
  • B.A., cum laude, Barnard College, 1991
    • Dean's List
Clerkships
  • Hon. Richard S. Salzman, District of Columbia Superior Court, 1994-1995
Admissions
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia