About Us

As one of the first law firms in the country devoted exclusively to the representation of management in labor and employment matters, Shawe Rosenthal LLP represents employers throughout the United States in federal and state courts and arbitral forums, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor, and other administrative agencies. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to smaller businesses and non-profits in a wide range of industries. Our firm’s practice includes both litigation and preventive measures. We place great emphasis on providing effective and efficient advocacy, responsive client service, and sound practical advice.

Shawe Rosenthal’s practice involves both traditional labor and employment law matters. We defend claims involving employment discrimination, contracts and torts, leave, wage and hour, and occupational safety and health matters. We represent management in NLRB hearings, representation campaigns and collective bargaining negotiations. Our firm formulates and litigates covenants not to compete and trade secret protections. We counsel and advise human resources on discipline and discharge, as well as a multitude of other personnel matters such as employee complaints, reasonable accommodations, and reductions in force. In addition, our attorneys develop handbooks and employment policies, and conduct training of managers and employees on a variety of topics, including diversity and harassment. We also assist government contractors in complying with affirmative action laws and regulations.

From our inception in 1947, Shawe Rosenthal decided to remain a boutique practice, select and centralized, rather than expand into regional offices. This philosophy has contributed to a professional excellence that has attracted clients from across the nation. All of our clients are represented in their general business affairs by other law firms, indeed some of the largest law firms in the country, many of whom have their own labor law sections. The firm’s clients have, nonetheless, continued to turn to Shawe Rosenthal for advice and counsel in the labor and employment field because of our firm’s specialized knowledge and experience, and capability to provide advice quickly and efficiently.