CK maintains a premier employment law practice. We handle significant employment law litigations and investigations actions on behalf of our clients both plaintiffs and defendants, leveraging our substantial trial experience to resolve favorably the most contentious disputes.

Our team frequently appears before state and federal labor agencies, arbitrators, and state and federal courts. Our representations include major public institutions, Fortune 500 corporations, and C-suite executives in varied matters involving embezzlement, trade secret theft, restrictive covenants, sexual harassment, race discrimination, and retaliation. We are regularly called upon to undertake and defend clients in sensitive internal investigations.

For our business clients, our seasoned trial attorneys are adept at identifying litigation risk and crafting custom-tailored solutions to mitigate exposure. We counsel clients throughout the employee lifecycle, from onboarding through performance management, dispute resolution, restructuring, and terminations. With a holistic approach that considers all aspects of the business, we partner with our clients in confronting and resolving the most challenging employment issues.


  • Litigated and achieved favorable settlements in compensation and restrictive covenant disputes, on behalf of organizations and professionals.
  • Conducted internal investigations of employment claims for public and private institutions, including a Big Ten University and the Executive Chamber of the New York State Governor’s Office.
  • Successfully defended businesses in federal court litigation concerning claims of sexual harassment and nonpayment of wages.
  • Representations of businesses in Department of Labor audits concerning misclassification of employees and independent contractors.
  • Providing general employment law counseling and human resource guidance to regional, national, and global organizations.
  • Representation of corporate executives in complex employment litigation and sensitive internal investigations.
  • Successfully negotiated favorable employment agreements and separation packages for highly-compensated corporate executives across several industries.

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