Victoria Vish | Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Victoria Vish is a litigator and advisor who helps companies reduce risks and resolve employment challenges. Ms. Vish litigates all aspects of employment cases in federal and state courts, arbitration tribunals, and administrative agencies, including the EEOC, and DOL, on behalf of employers. She regularly handles EEOC investigations and defends any ensuing litigation. Ms. Vish has experience litigating wage and hour claims, disability, age, and Title VII discrimination and retaliation claims, as well as breach of contract claims.
Ms. Vish also advises clients before litigation occurs. For example, she provides counsel and advice regarding employee separations, accommodation of disabilities, various wage and hour issues, including tip credits and tip pooling, and the preparation and implementation of employment policies.
Steven F. Pockrass | Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Steven (“Steve”) Pockrass is a proactive and practical advisor and litigator who helps companies reduce risks and resolve their employment and labor challenges. During his nearly 25 years of practice, he has successfully handled a wide range of matters, with a particular emphasis on federal and state wage and hour laws; medical leaves of absence; disability accommodation; unfair competition and trade secrets; positive employee relations in both the non-union and union contexts; protecting against claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; and multi-state compliance projects.
He regularly provides guidance to clients in both the public and private sectors, ranging from multinational Fortune 100 companies to small businesses, non-profits, and trade associations. A seasoned litigator, he defends against charges filed with federal and state administrative agencies; litigates single and multi-plaintiff lawsuits, including class and collective actions, in federal and state courts; and represents management in employment and labor arbitrations.
Practice Areas: Wage and Hour, Employment Law, Litigation, Class Action, Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets, Traditional Labor Relations, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Investigations and Whistleblower Response.
Industries: Retail, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Hospitality, Defense Contracting Industry, Staffing/PEO, Trucking and Logistics.