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OVERVIEW

Protect what matters throughout the employee lifecycle

Employees are the lifeblood of every company. But it’s difficult for employers to trust employees with their most sacred proprietary information, including trade secrets, customer lists, and financial data. Well-drafted employment agreements give employers peace of mind that they’re protected when they enter and exit employment relationships.

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, we recognize what’s at stake when you negotiate and enter an employment agreement. We work closely with clients to negotiate and draft executive employment agreements that align with their business interests, avoid unreasonable obligations, and are consistent with industry practice.

Our experience with employment agreements

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig lawyers help clients mitigate risk throughout the employment relationship. To achieve this goal, we work closely with our clients to understand their needs and goals before outlining any contract terms.

At the start of the employment relationship, we help clients draft clear, concise terms that address executive compensation, benefits, and post-benefit restrictions. Throughout the employee lifecycle, we help clients adjust contractual terms to match their business objectives. We also help clients consider potential issues that may arise in the event of termination. Our agreements contemplate worst-case scenarios and include remedies for contractual breaches and employee misconduct.

Our goal is to give clients confidence that their agreements are valid and enforceable and that their financial and intellectual resources are secure. And if they face litigation over the terms of an employment agreement, our lawyers are on hand to defend their interests vigorously.

What we do

  • Draft and negotiate all types of employment agreements, including executive employment agreements
  • Review employment agreements for compliance with federal and state laws
  • Counsel employers in hiring and drafting employment agreements for executives, managers, and other employees
  • Evaluate termination practices and draft severance agreements
  • Help employers understand the risks associated with termination and severance and how to reduce exposure
  • Represent clients in litigation over the terms of compensation and separation agreements

Partner

Justin Banford

Partner

Ellis Bennett

Partner

Bernard Goodman

Partner

Cherylyn Harley LeBon

Partner

Wright Lewis

Partner

David Ludwig

Partner

Philip Schwartz

Partner

Team

Kady Chang

Of Counsel

Scott Cipinko

Of Counsel

Chadwick D. Rogers

Of Counsel

Jeffrey Lippman

Senior Associate

Tracy Pearson

Senior Associate

Carolyn Williams

Senior Associate

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Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.