Pete Morse is a partner and the administrator of the Labor & Employment Department in Indianapolis, the firm’s largest office. He also co-chairs the firm’s Global Services Practice Group, serves on the firm's Management Committee, and most recently was appointed to serve as Honorary Consul to the country of Japan.
Cited in The Best Lawyers in America as a "Lawyer of the Year" on multiple occasions, Pete represents employers in virtually all aspects of labor and employment law for a broad client base, including private and public employers ranging in size from 20 to more than 200,000 employees. A “full-service” labor lawyer with a regional and national practice, Pete has assisted clients with labor matters in all 50 states.
On the litigation side, Pete routinely defends allegations of wrongful discharge, discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, ERISA violations, breach of contract, and a variety of other employment claims. He also has experience guiding employers through non-compete and trade secret cases, wage/hour investigations, class/collective actions, and workforce reorganizations; as well as assisting schools and universities navigate the unique laws that apply to them and defending military/government contractors and various industries in matters involving Qui Tam, the False Claims Act, the FDA, RICO, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and various statutory whistleblower claims. In addition to handling matters in state and federal courts, Pete has represented clients at virtually all levels of administrative proceedings, including matters before the EEOC, OSHA the NLRB, and the DOL (with extensive experience defending wage/hour matters related to exempt status / misclassifications, independent contractors, and donning and doffing claims).
Articles in the National Law Review database by Peter A. Morse, Jr.