Jim represents both individual and corporate clients in issues arising from the employment relationship. Jim has particular expertise in the litigation strategy associated with prosecuting or defending claims alleging business and employment-related torts as well as claims arising under various anti-discrimination laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. He has successfully defended and brought claims seeking to enforce restrictive employment covenants and is often consulted for advice regarding the drafting of employee covenants not to compete and the protection of trade secrets.
A partner in the Washington office of Bailey & Ehrenberg PLLC, Mr. Cohen has 30 years of ERISA litigation experience. He has extensive experience litigating a wide variety of ERISA issues at all levels in the federal court system, and is also a nationally recognized expert on employee benefits issues in bankruptcy. Mr. Cohen is a skilled negotiator and has resolved billions of dollars of benefits liabilities. He brings the same intensity to bear on his clients’ behalf whether the matter involves billions of dollars or more modest amounts.
Jason H. Ehrenberg is a partner with Bailey & Ehrenberg PLLC. His nationwide practice focuses on employee benefits, employment and higher education law and litigation. Jason has particular expertise litigating claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). This includes defending claims for breaches of fiduciary duties, pension benefits, long term disability benefits, and ERISA withdrawal liability, among others. Jason also regularly advises pension plan sponsors, administrative committees, trustees and other plan fiduciaries with regard to their fiduciary obligations under ERISA. Jason was recently selected for inclusion in the 2012 Washington, D.C. *Super Lawyers**®* in the areas of Employee Benefits/ERISA and ERISA Litigation.
Matthew Gardner is an associate at Bailey & Ehrenberg PLLC. Mr. Gardner focuses on general litigation, representing clients before state and federal courts. Mr. Gardner graduated from The George Washington University Law School in 2015, where he served as an articles editor on the Journal of Environmental and Energy Law. While in law school, Mr. Gardner served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Beryl A. Howell in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and as a law clerk at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of General Counsel: Contracts, Procurement and Acquisition Integrity.
Noah Peters represents individuals and businesses in a broad range of Labor & Employment matters, with a focus on wage-and-hour claims and claims under federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws.
Alison focuses on general litigation, representing clients before state and federal courts. She graduated from The University of Michigan Law School in 2015, where she served as executive editor on the Michigan Journal of Race and Law. While in law school, Alison served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Judith E. Levy in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and as a student-attorney in the University of Michigan Pediatric Advocacy Clinic. She also interned at the Office of Inspector General for the New York Police Department, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and the Department of Justice.
Kermit Rosenberg has engaged in a practice limited to bankruptcy and insolvency law for over 30 years and has represented creditors, debtors, trustees, examiners, and committees in bankruptcy reorganizations and liquidations, out-of-court workouts, and out-of-court business dissolutions. His practice involves advising businesses and their creditors on strategies and options available under the Bankruptcy Code and state creditors’ rights laws.
Peter’s practice is devoted to problem solving for individuals, not-for-profits, and corporations, particularly in employment disputes and matters related to the construction of contracts. He also provides advice and lobbying services related to the trade in cultural artifacts.
Bill concentrates his practice on employment law, including discrimination cases under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and similar state and federal laws. He also handles issues concerning wage, hour and other compensation issues; employment contracting; restrictive covenants concerning competition, customer solicitation and confidentiality; and many other legal issues that flow between employer and employee. He has seen success in the state and federal courts, as well as before governmental administrative agencies and arbitrators, in these areas and at all levels.