CLEVELAND--()--Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to name William D. Edwards as practice group leader of the firm’s Employment & Labor practice. Mr. Edwards, a partner in the firm’s Cleveland office, represents employers in a wide range of employment claims both in and out of the courtroom throughout the United States.
“Bill is highly-regarded for his outstanding service and responsiveness during often stressful times for clients”
Ulmer & Berne’s Employment & Labor Practice Group spans the full spectrum of employment and labor from preventative counseling and compliance to the defense of the most complex litigation matters. The Practice Group has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms with a national ranking in Labor Law-Management and Litigation-Labor & Employment, and also by The Best Law Firms in America in Employment Law, Employment Labor-Management, Employment Labor-Individuals, and Litigation-Labor & Employment.
The firm’s Employment & Labor Practice Group offers a multidisciplinary team of over 30 attorneys that represent private and public organizations providing guidance in or solutions to such matters as: employee discipline and termination, discrimination and sexual harassment issues, unfair labor practice allegations, affirmative action plan development and implementation, class action wage and hour defense, non-competes, non-disclosures and trade secret matters, employment contracts, OSHA compliance and defense, immigration and workers’ compensation claims.
“Bill is highly-regarded for his outstanding service and responsiveness during often stressful times for clients,” said Kip Reader, Ulmer & Berne’s managing partner. “We’re privileged to have him lead the strong employment and labor group and build on the contributions he has made to the firm thus far.”
As an experienced trial attorney, Mr. Edwards represents employers in a wide range of employment claims ranging from EEOC collective action litigation to allegations of unlawful discrimination and ERISA non-compliance. He also counsels clients on proactive ways to stay out of the courtroom, providing advice and training to employers on various employee disciplinary issues.
Mr. Edwards is listed as an Ohio Super Lawyer and is recognized as a member of The Best Lawyers in America in Labor and Employment Law. He is involved with many professional and community organizations, including the American Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Committee and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s nationally recognized 3Rs (Rights – Responsibilities – Realities) program.
Mr. Edwards is a graduate of University School, has a B.A., cum laude, from Wittenberg University and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve School of Law.
About Ulmer & Berne LLP
Ulmer & Berne, established in 1908, is a full-service law firm focused on exceeding client expectations and delivering superior, customized legal solutions for an exceptional value. Its more than 185 attorneys, located in Cincinnati, Chicago, Cleveland and Columbus, serve as counselors and partners to a wide range of clients to help them solve their business challenges and achieve their goals. The firm represents publicly traded and privately held companies, financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity funds, pharmaceutical companies, international joint ventures and affiliations, investor groups, family offices, start-ups and emerging businesses, public bodies and nonprofit organizations. For more information, please visit www.ulmer.com.