Admitted in Texas and Louisiana, Drew works with employers on issues arising under Title VII, ADEA, ADA, NLRA, FMLA, FLSA, WARN, ERISA, and state laws concerning drug testing, non-competition agreements, trade secrets, and handbooks. He also defends claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, wrongful discharge, and intentional infliction of emotional distress based on state laws. Drew has extensive employment law experience representing employers in both federal and state courts and federal and state administrative agencies. He often resolves matters favorably at the summary judgment stage.
A significant part of Drew’s work is defending companies against overtime lawsuits under the Fair Labor Standards Act and corresponding state laws. Because of his experience defending such lawsuits, Drew has expanded his practice in training clients and reworking policies to mitigate against the risk of future suits for unpaid overtime.
Working with clients in collective bargaining relationships, Drew regularly handles grievance and arbitration matters as well defends unfair labor practice charges for organized and union-free facilities.
Drew works with clients on policy updates and advice for clients on a national and international basis. Thanks to Ogletree Deakins’ Cross-Border Practice Group, Drew’s clients have received advice about stock options in the European Union, employment agreements in Zambia, restrictive covenant issues in Norway and South Africa, as well as independent contractor agreements in Canada.
Additionally, Drew is a chapter editor of and contributing author to The Family and Medical Leave Act treatise, published by BNA. He also was contributing author to The Developing Labor Law (3rd ed. BNA).