Peter A. Steinmeyer, Esq. is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice and the Managing Shareholder of Epstein Becker Green’s Chicago office. Practicing in all aspects of labor and employment law, he co-leads the firm’s Trade Secrets and Employee Mobility strategic initiative. Mr. Steinmeyer advises clients on the enforcement and drafting of noncompete, non-solicitation, and employment agreements, and on the movement of employees between competitors. He also litigates trade secret, non-compete, non-solicitation, and other restrictive covenant matters in numerous industries, including health care, financial services, energy, real estate, and retail. He is an editor of the Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility Blog.
Michael S. Ferrell, Esq. is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the Chicago office of Epstein Becker Green. Mr. Ferrell provides clients with skilled, practical counseling on labor and employment matters to achieve their business and litigation objectives. And he helps clients identify risks in the context of business decisions in order to minimize unnecessary exposure and be in the best position for a successful outcome in the event of litigation or a labor dispute. His practice extends nationwide and includes employers in the financial services, health care, manufacturing, petroleum refining, retail, and transportation industries. Mr. Ferrell’s experience includes representing employers before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and private arbitrators in cases involving employment discrimination claims, wagehour claims, employment contract disputes, the interpretation of collective bargaining agreements, and matters involving the National Labor Relations Act, successfully representing employers in collective bargaining negotiations, contract arbitrations, union organizing campaigns, decertification proceedings, unfair labor practice proceedings, corporate campaigns, strikes, and picketing disputes, and regularly counseling employers on employment issues, including hiring, firing, and discipline-related decisions; wage-hour compliance; disability accommodation; the enforceability of non-compete and nonsolicitation agreements; and reductions in force.