The attorneys of Norris McLaughlin, P.A.’s Employment Practices Coverage Group have extensive experience defending employment practices liability (“EPLI”), directors and officers (“D&O”) and errors and omissions (“E&O”) claims. Our practitioners are approved defense counsel for insurance carriers for professional liability and employment law risks and have been recognized by many carriers as Choice of Counsel to defend employment practices claims.
From compliance solutions, risk management services to litigation, we offer cost-effective, efficient and customizable ways to navigate challenges. Our attorneys complement litigation expertise with preventative guidance, training and techniques to avoid the consequences and further involvement with conflict. Responsiveness and proactive thinking are the hallmarks of our practice. Because our attorneys take the time to fully understand how our client’s businesses operate and the complex legal challenges they may face, our clients often insist to their insurance providers that Norris McLaughlin serve as their defense counsel.
Our firm also provides complimentary attendance at Norris McLaughlin functions and offer discounted services (i.e. review of employment handbook, review of personnel policies, etc.).
Claims Defense Philosophy
We are able to deliver cost effective claims management and risk control services to address claims quickly because we work closely with claims adjusters, carrier representatives, risk managers, consultants, brokers and insureds. We focus on the early and realistic evaluation of claims and obtain mitigation information at the outset of any dispute in order to evaluate risks, exposure and potential damages quickly. This allows us to develop strategies to make alternative dispute resolution options more effective and reduce the cost of litigation. We also keep carriers apprised as to the status of claims and ensure that legal billing and reporting guidelines are met in a timely fashion.
Costs associated with e-discovery continue to rise and are now among the most expensive components of employment litigation. At Norris McLaughlin, we use state-of-the-art technology during the discovery phases of litigation to contain and reduce costs. We have a dedicated inter-disciplinary team of attorneys in Norris McLaughlin’s Response to Electronic Discovery and Information Group (“REDI”) who streamline the identification, preservation, collection, review and production of massive amounts of electronically stored information, allowing a case to be defined by their merits rather than by the burden of e-discovery expenses.
Our Employment Practices Coverage Group frequently represents companies, both insureds and non-insureds with investigations and compliance audits by the United States Department of Labor and its state law agency equivalents. Our attorneys work proactively with businesses to review policies and practices to avoid potential wage and hour violations, prepare companies for investigations and audits; and if necessary, represent clients during the investigation and/or subsequent litigation.