The Brown Fox team is prepared to tackle any labor and employment issue, whether important litigation representation, urgent matters such as temporary restraining orders, or day to day counseling and risk management. Brown Fox attorneys have tried employment cases to jury and bench verdict, managed significant collective bargaining issues and union campaigns, and guided C-level executives and management through negotiations of employment agreements, exits from employment, and breach of contract. We are equipped to represent clients ranging from small businesses to publicly traded companies.


Brown Fox attorneys regularly represent clients through trial, arbitration, or administrative hearing in the following subject matters:

  • Employment discrimination cases, including claims related to age, race, national origin, gender, disability, equal pay, sexual orientation, and retaliation
  • Sexual harassment
  • Wrongful discharge claims
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Class actions/collective actions
  • Breach of employment agreements
  • Non-compete litigation
  • OSHA litigation
  • FMLA claims
  • Reductions in force (RIF)/WARN Act
  • Employment torts
  • Civil rights litigation
  • Unemployment claims and disputes
  • Trade secret litigation
  • Workers’ compensation, including non-subscriber matters

Traditional Labor Issues, Including Union Avoidance/Collective Bargaining

Our team has a wealth of experience with collective bargaining, union campaigns, labor disputes, and administrative matters before the National Labor Relations Board. We handle traditional labor issues across the country, involving both private employers and governmental entities.


Our attorneys regularly prepare essential employment documents, including employment agreements, policies and handbooks, restrictive covenant agreements, and key human resource documents/forms.

Counseling/Risk Management

Our attorneys guide clients on day-to-day labor and employment law issues and provide preventative on-site inspections and training for management. Brown Fox also provides counseling regarding employee discipline or discharge decisions, drafting of employment contracts, wage and hour issues, and medical leave decisions.

Practice Group Members
Russ Brown Managing Partner
David Denton Partner
Stephen Key Of Counsel
Brandi J. McKay Partner
Margaret Mead Partner
Cort Thomas Partner
Eric Wood Partner
John L. Freeman Senior Counsel
Morgan Buller Associate
Related Industries
  • Insurance Defense
  • Trucking
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Start-Ups & Entrepreneurs
  • Sports & Entertainment
  • Shipping
  • Private Equity
  • Medical Practices & Partnerships
  • Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Insurance
  • Human Resources
  • Government/Municipal Litigation
  • Financial Services
  • Equine
  • C-Suite/Executive Counseling & Advocacy
  • Charities, Ministries & 501c3
Legal Circumstances:
  • Noncompete & Nonsolicit Agreements
  • Local Government Dealings
  • Workplace Health & Safety
  • Whistleblowers
  • Wage & Hour
  • Unemployment Claims
  • Trade Secrets
  • Torts
  • Injunctive Remedies (TROs)
  • Severance Agreements
  • Risk Management
  • Retaliation
  • Reductions in Force/WARN
  • Outside General Counsel
  • Nondisclosure Agreements
  • Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Investigations & Corporate Governance
  • Fraud
  • FMLA
  • Employment Discrimination, including age, race, national origin, gender, disability, equal pay, religion, sexual harassment, and retaliation
  • Employee Handbooks & Policies
  • Data Privacy
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Contract Formation & Negotiation
  • Compensation
  • Collective Bargaining/Unions
  • Civil Rights
  • Charity, Ministry & 501c3
All Practice Areas:
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