Christopher E. Howe
University of Cambridge
United States of America
Christopher E. Howe has 20 years experience representing employers in state and federal trials (both jury and non-jury), in state and federal appellate courts, in labor and employment arbitration, and before administrative agencies such as the Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board. A graduate of Yale University and The William & Mary Law School, Mr. Howe’s practice concentration in labor, employment and ERISA focuses on the representation of management and has included the following: defending discrimination, harassment and retaliation lawsuits; defending claims brought under federal whistle-blower statutes; interpretation and enforcement of trade secret and non-compete agreements and obtaining temporary injunctions to stop the breach of contractual duties; preparation of employment agreements; employment benefit litigation under ERISA; representation in union organizational campaigns and defending unfair labor practice charges; negotiating collective bargaining agreements; and advocating management decisions in labor arbitration. Mr. Howe also represents management in administrative actions brought by the Department of Labor under wage and hour and whistleblower laws, by OSHA under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and by the Texas Workforce Commission under the Texas Payday Act. He advises and counsels management in a wide variety of employment-related issues and in avoiding employment litigation. Mr. Howe and other attorneys in the Labor and Employment practice group frequently conduct in-house seminars on the foregoing issues for the benefit of employer clients.
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