Pavneet Singh Uppal is the managing partner in the Firm’s Phoenix office. Pavneet has litigated in state and federal courts in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Illinois. He regularly represents national, regional, and local clients in a variety of complex civil litigation matters. As lead trial counsel, Pavneet has litigated employment cases, including class actions, in federal and state trial and appellate courts, at arbitration and before administrative agencies.
Pavneet focuses his practice on labor and employment disputes with an emphasis on unfair competition, trade secrets, wrongful discharge and equal employment opportunity litigation and arbitration. His practice also encompasses litigation and counseling relating to Title VII, ADEA, ACRA, ADA, FMLA, ERISA and other federal and state employment laws.
Pavneet has extensive experience with state and federal litigation concerning enforcement of trade secrets and covenants not to compete, and regularly represents national clients in such matters. He also defends management in lawsuits alleging violations of employment discrimination statutes, employment contracts, leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, whistleblower claims, safety (OHSA) and common law rights.
Pavneet counsels employers on preventing discrimination and harassment in the workplace and provides training and counseling for management with respect to federal and state employment laws and regulations.
Pavneet advises both buyers and sellers on labor, employment, and employee benefits issues that arise in mergers, acquisitions, and downsizings.
He has extensive experience designing and implementing alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.