With increasing frequency, businesses find themselves in disputes with their current or former employees, and in keeping with this trend, we have found that we are often called upon to represent either the businesses, or their employees, in litigation. We have represented individual and institutional clients in matters involving trade secrets, covenants not to compete, commercial torts, alleged ERISA violations, wrongful termination, sexual harassment and discrimination claims. We have defended class action claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act. These cases can involve litigating injunction actions from either the employer's or the employee's perspective. Our lawyers have resolved numerous disputes through negotiation, mediation, and counseling, and we have been called upon by business organizations to conduct internal investigations into allegations of wrongdoing. As more companies locate in Northern Virginia, we find that they value our familiarity with litigating under the unique time pressures and local rules that apply in the federal and state trial courts in Virginia.