December 6, 2021

Volume XI, Number 340

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Thomas S. Williamson Jr.

Tom Williamson is a senior member of the firm's employment practice group and was a member of the firm's management committee from 2005 through 2008.  His litigation practice includes employment law, complex litigation, and health and welfare law matters for state governments.  Mr. Williamson also has experience resolving high stakes disputes with the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • Mr. Williamson has served as co-lead counsel in defending a nationwide class action alleging race discrimination against a major financial services firm.

  • Mr. Williamson won a jury trial for a major credit card firm, defending claims based on race and national origin discrimination; and he obtained an award of $265,000 in attorneys' fees against the law firm of plaintiff's counsel.

  • Won summary judgment and Ninth Circuit affirmance of a whistleblower/discrimination case brought against a major pharmaceutical company.

  • On behalf of a major health care network, Mr. Williamson negotiated a class action FLSA consent judgment with the Labor Department relating to overtime that avoided liquidated damages and civil money penalties while foreclosing any private right of action.

  • Mr. Williamson led a litigation team that brought an injunctive action against the U.S. Labor Department that challenged the constitutionality of a special, mass audit of a law firm’s advice to its clients relating to the submission of labor certification applications, and then he successfully negotiated a consent decree that rescinded the mass audit and revoked the unconstitutional restriction on the client’s advice.

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Articles in the National Law Review database by Thomas S. Williamson Jr.

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