PRACTICE AREAS

Philbin Law offers a diverse portfolio of legal management practice areas including:

 

Corporate & Workplace Investigations

Workplace domestic and international investigations into employee misconduct, corruption, discrimination, harassment, and fatalities including handling of high stakes matters conducted by the Departments of Justice, Labor and Treasury, and foreign prosecutors under the False Claims Act, Federal Acquisition Regulations, FCPA, UK Bribery Act, OSHA and export control laws.

 

 

employment LAW

Counsel and represent employers across all industries in all facets of employment law, with special expertise in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and reductions in workforce, discrimination and hostile work environment, employee misconduct, safety and health, and employee benefits.  Represent clients in class actions and other litigation concerning employment discrimination under Title VII, ADA, and ADEA, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, restrictive covenants, ERISA, FMLA, FLSA, OSHA, workers’ compensation, in federal, state and administrative forums.

 

Labor LAW

Represent clients in collective bargaining, labor relations, union organizing, strikes, picketing, work stoppages, grievances, and arbitrations with special expertise in negotiating and defending Project Labor Agreements in public construction projects.

 

Regulatory Matters

Compliance with the FCPA, UK Bribery Act, OFAC, competition laws and other international trade and environmental regulations, including interfacing with the Departments of Justice, Treasury, Commerce, Labor, Homeland Security and Customs, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Federal Maritime Commission, Surface Transportation Board and Environmental Protection Agency.

 

General & Commercial Litigation

Litigation of general civil and commercial proceedings, including employment, qui tam, asbestos, commercial, intellectual property, class action and regulatory matters.

Global Transactions

Purchase and integration of international companies, start-ups, sales of warehousing, trucking and chassis operations.

 

Intellectual Property

All aspects of intellectual property litigation, IP licensing and strategy. Counseling clients on intellectual property matters including strategies to avoid litigation.  Handling and resolving complex trademark litigations or patent litigations concerning numerous technologies.  Providing opinions on infringement and validity of patents or trademarks.  Drafting and negotiating a variety of contracts in the IP space such as license and supply agreements.

Appellate Advocacy

Drafting and preparing appellate briefs, oral argument of appeals, providing consulting services to assess the likelihood of success on appeal before allocating resources to perfect an appeal, and editing outside briefs for clarity, efficiency, impact, grammar and form by experienced appellate attorneys skilled at legal research and the art of crafting persuasive, innovative legal arguments tailored to the appellate court. 

 

finance & Lending

Represent companies, banks, institutional investors and other clients in the areas of corporate and commercial finance. Represent lenders in syndicated/unsyndicated secured and unsecured transactions and asset-based acquisition and merger financings, as well as borrowers in transactions including refinancings, recapitalizations and sales of accounts receivable.

Corporate Governance & Compliance

Service on numerous corporate boards as director and counsel, establishment of national and global compliance programs across numerous industries including transportation, manufacturing, industrial and petrochemical. Create 501(c)(3) charitable organizations including preparation of IRS application for recognition of tax-exempt status.

 

real estate

Represent clients in commercial and residential real property transactional work, including property acquisitions, sales, leasing and financing.

 

 

MEDIATION

Mediation of intellectual property, commercial and civil matters by mediation specialists who are trained to identify the essence of the parties' dispute and facilitate amicable agreements when it is more practical, cost-effective, and expeditious to pursue alternate dispute resolution in lieu of potentially protracted litigation.