Suzanne J. Thomas

Suzanne J. Thomas, Labor and Employment, Class Action Lawyer, KL Gates, Law Firm
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Professional Biography

Ms. Thomas is a partner with a labor and employment practice. She focuses her practice on advice, counseling, representation and litigation, including class action litigation, in sophisticated areas of employment law. Ms. Thomas has worked extensively with financial institutions and their senior executives. She has substantial background in conducting and overseeing independent investigations for publicly traded, regulated, private and public employers, including managing issues of privilege and work product. Ms. Thomas also advises companies on how to deal with work place catastrophes, whistleblowing and investigative results. Her practice includes related intellectual property protection and business matters, such as mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Thomas advises and litigates regarding a wide range of employment issues, including discrimination, OSHA, wage and hour payment and compliance, hiring, discipline, termination, EEO, privacy rights, trade secrets, non-competition, workforce restructuring, and personnel policies. As part of her advice and advocacy practice, Ms. Thomas works with employers to understand and comply with federal and state public works project requirements regarding prevailing wages, labor standards, contracting, and certified payrolls (such as under the federal Davis Bacon and Related Acts), and is an employer advocate in federal and state agency compliance audits and related proceedings. She has counseled employers in high profile matters, including related internal and external public relations. Ms. Thomas is also active in community service and pro-bono matters.

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