Mr. Smith represents private sector employees and executives, federal and state employees and a number of regional employers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including banks, financial service firms, government contractors, medical and dental practices and retail concerns.
He provides advice to his clients with respect to the many facets of the employment relationship, including issues relating to hiring, discharge, discipline, discrimination (including race, gender, age and disability discrimination), harassment (including sexual harassment), family and medical leave, wage and hour matters (including overtime issues), and restrictive covenants (including non-compete and non-solicit agreements).
Mr. Smith has substantial experience negotiating and drafting executive, employment and severance agreements, employee handbooks and other employment-related documents.
In more than two decades of practicing law, he has litigated hundreds of cases and he has successfully defended and pursued a diverse array of employment claims in both the state and federal court systems, in arbitration and at the administrative level.
Mr. Smith has also developed a unique practice area representing individuals who have failed to register with the Selective Service.