Mr. Cole is a partner with the firm's Labor and Employment practice group. He contributes his knowledge in such issues as employment discrimination, occupational safety and health, unfair labor practices, ADA compliance, sexual harassment, wage and hour and wrongful termination. His practice also includes advising employers regarding contract administration, benefit matters, employment agreements, all facets of collective bargaining agreements, union organizational campaigns and personnel policies. Mr. Cole received his J.D. from University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Lewis and Roca's employment lawyers provide clients with representation in employment litigation and administrative proceedings, as well as counseling across the full range of the human resources spectrum. The group's strengths for effectively serving clients are the lawyer's backgrounds and substantive labor and employment knowledge. The core group of lawyers have exclusively practiced in the employment field, defending employers at all levels on every type of labor and employment claim.
We defend employers in state and federal courts against wrongful termination suits and individual or class actions under the civil rights laws, the ADEA, ERISA, FMLA and other employment statutes. We routinely represent employers before various regulatory agencies in discrimination, unfair labor practice, wage and hour, job safety and health matters and have provided counsel to management concerning problem-solving, legal compliance, union avoidance and, increasingly, alternative dispute resolution. For employers with bargaining units, we also provide advice and representation in collective bargaining, concerted activity, arbitration and other labor-management matters. Whether the case implicates political issues, sensitive psychological issues, or even criminal claims, the employment team is equipped to assist the client with creative strategies to reach the most effective outcome possible.
Firm Practice Areas
Antitrust, Appellate, Banking and Lending, Bankruptcy, Broker/Dealer, Construction, Corporation Law, Commercial and Complex Litigation, Civil Litigation, Creditors' Rights and Finance, Education and School Law, E-Business, Environmental, Finance, Hospital and Health Care Law, Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith, Insurance Regulatory, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Land Use and Zoning, Mediation and Arbitration, Patent Copyright & Trademark, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device, Product Liability, Professional Malpractice, Real Estate, Restrictive Covenants, Securities Litigation, Tax, Technology, Telecommunications & Utilities, Uniform Commercial Code, White Collar Crime & Special Matters, Wills & Trusts