Bridget represents employers in responding to and handling charges of employment discrimination. She also has experience litigating age, sex, race, national origin, disability and retaliation claims. Ms. Romero has achieved favorable settlements at an early stage in the litigation process as well as served as a trial attorney in federal court jury trials resulting in defense verdicts. She also counsels business clients regarding various matters including employment agreements, drug testing policies, and unemployment claims.
In the immigration field, Bridget assists national and regional employers with immigrant and non-immigrant matters concerning executives, managers, professionals, and skilled workers from abroad. On behalf of her employer clients, Ms. Romero has filed and received approvals on numerous H-1B petitions. She also has experience advising health care clients on the employment of foreign national physicians. Finally, Bridget is well-versed in the areas of employment eligibility verification (Form I-9 Compliance, E-Verify) and employment authorization under the immigration laws, and regularly counsels clients on these topics.
Lathrop Gage offers an extensive labor and employment law and litigation practice. The firm represents management in matters involving federal and state labor laws, union campaigns and elections, grievance and arbitration proceedings, collective bargaining negotiations, strikes and union contract interpretations. We appear regularly in state and federal courts and before governmental administrative agencies, including the EEOC, Department of Labor, OFCCP, OSHA, NLRB, INS, and their state and local counterparts. Our day-to-day counseling and advice includes personnel matters, evaluation and discipline, force reductions and restructuring, wage and hour, affirmative action compliance, immigration, employee benefits issues, prevention audits, and employment policies and procedures of all types.
According to BTI Consulting, corporate counsel rank Lathrop Gage in the top 5 percent of all law firms for Complex Employment Litigation. Additionally, BTI ranks Lathrop Gage among the top 30 firms in the country for client service and satisfaction. In BTI's recent survey of hundreds of corporate counsel nationwide, Lathrop Gage earned high marks for anticipation of client needs, breadth of services, commitment to help, meeting scope and budget, and understanding clients' businesses, among others. We consistently seek and act upon client feedback. We are proud that our client roster includes relationships that span more than 25, 50, 75, and 100 years.
Firm Practice Areas
- Agribusiness & Food
- Banking & Creditors' Rights
- Biotechnology & Life Sciences
- Business Litigation
- Charitable and Other Exempt Organizations
- Construction Law
- Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
- Data Centers, Telecom, and Technology
- Employee Stock Ownership
- Environmental Law
- Financial Institutions
- Franchise and Brand Development
- Freight Transportation
- Governmental Relations
- Hospitality & Entertainment
- Intellectual Property
- Labor & Employment
- Media, Entertainment and Advertising
- Policyholder and Insurance Coverage
- Product Liability and Personal Injury
- Real Estate
- Tax & Employee Benefits
- Toxic and Mass Tort
- Wealth Strategies