Labor & Employment

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    Team Leaders

    Team Leaders

    Susan Llewellyn Deniker

    Member, Chair, Labor & Employment Department

    Steptoe & Johnson’s labor and employment attorneys represent employers in all aspects of labor, employment, employee benefits, and occupational injury law. Our goal is to help clients address management issues as well as adversarial matters in industries such as manufacturing, health care, construction, and natural resources.

    Representative Clients

    • American Electric Power
    • Antero Resources Corporation
    • Arch Coal, Inc.
    • Armstrong World Industries
    • Boy Scouts of America
    • CONSOL Coal Resources, LP
    • CNX Resources Corporation
    • Constellium
    • Dominion Energy
    • Insurance companies, including EPLI carriers
    • Wells Fargo Insurance Services
    • Westlake Chemical Corporation
    Representative Experience
    • Counseled public and private employers concerning a variety of state and federal employment laws, including the ADA, FMLA, FLSA, OWBPA, NLRA, Title VII, and the human/civil rights acts of various states
    • Represented employer before the EEOC and various human/civil rights commissions
    • 100 jury trials involving many different types of employment-related claims
    • Negotiated severance packages for employees from the top to bottom of organizations
    • Advised employers in the coal, gas transmission, manufacturing, retail, tourism, hospital/health care, and banking industries on difficult personnel issues
    • Managed substantial documentation in complex litigation for multiple clients
    • Defended employers in unfair labor practice charge litigation before the NLRB
    • Represented clients in appeals before state appellate courts and the United States Courts of Appeals
    • Defended clients before regulatory agencies such as OSHA, EEOC, OFCCP, and the DOL
    Fast Facts
    • More than 40 labor and employment attorneys
    • Labor team members in nine offices covering five states
    • Six Fellows, American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
    • Top ranked by The Best Lawyers in America® in two labor and employment categories
    • Ranked in Band 1 by Chambers USA

    Employment Law Alliance

    Niche Practices
    • Affirmative Action       
    • Arbitration  
    • Background Checks     
    • Class Actions    
    • Drug Testing   
    • Education K-12 
    • Employee Benefits 
    • Employment Contracts    
    • FMLA       
    • Higher Education   
    • HIPAA 
    • Labor Injunctions 
    • LGBTQ     
    • Medical Marijuana  
    • NLRA     
    • Non-compete Clauses
    • OSHA    
    • Pay Equity   
    • Personnel Policies     
    • Reasonable Accommodation
    • Safety Incentive Program
    • Sexual Harassment 
    • Social Media    
    • Union Elections    
    • USERRA   
    • Wage & Hour     
    • Wage Payment    
    • WARN Act     
    • Workers’ Compensation 
    • Workplace Investigations

    Team Members

    Susan Llewellyn Deniker

    Member, Chair, Labor & Employment Department

    Mark C. Dean

    Of Counsel