Practice Group Leader, National Advice, Counsel
Andy Cripe focuses on supporting management, human resources and in-house legal teams with all aspects of workforce management. Clients also look to Andy for general counsel in connection with commercial transactions and disputes, including enterprise-wide contract and risk management. As chair of the firm's Employment Advice and Investigations group, Andy's employment law practice includes representing employers in lawsuits involving: Class actions Harassment and discrimination claims The Fair Labor Standards Act The Americans with Disabilities Act Enforcement of restrictive covenants He regularly counsels employers and provides manager and employee training to minimize potential employment liabilities and ensure compliance with the many state and federal laws governing the workplace. He also assists employers with international employment issues such as cross-border employment and severance agreements. His traditional labor law practice includes representing management in unfair labor practice charges, collective bargaining, mass layoffs and plant closings.