Employment and business litigation firm Berger, Williams & Reynolds, LLP, originally founded in 1996, continues to achieve favorable results under its new firm name since 2018.
BWR is comprised of partners Harvey Berger, Timothy Williams, and Stephanie Reynolds, and associate Sara Waller. The firm has developed a remarkable reputation for excellence over more than two decades in San Diego and throughout California. Over the past 23 years, the BWR team has recovered more than $100 million in damages for its clients, and successfully defended businesses against claims in excess of $100 million. Its attorneys have extensive experience litigating cases through trial and on appeal, including to the California Supreme Court. The firm’s ability to handle both the prosecution and defense of employment cases uniquely positions its lawyers to fairly and objectively evaluate employment issues and disputes of all kinds, whether in federal and state courts, in arbitration and mediation, and before the federal Department of Labor and the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.
Many of the cases BWR handles for large and small employers are “bet the company” cases. Recent successes include defense of eight figure and nine-figure (over $100 million) class actions. In the past few years partners in the firm have also been responsible for recovery of a sevenfigure award for a terminated executive in arbitration, and resolution of multiple six-and sevenfigure claims in class actions and for clients in individual cases.
The team (which includes San Diego Top Employment Lawyers and SuperLawyers) is experienced in navigating complex litigation including employment and consumer class actions; federal and California wage and hour issues; federal and state leave law compliance, retaliation, discrimination, and harassment matters; worker classification issues; termination, layoff and discharge issues; executive and shareholder disputes, including severance and separation agreements; USERRA claims; and disputes involving trade secrets, non-compete agreements, change-in-control agreements, and confidential and proprietary information. The firm is also very experienced in drafting C-suite executive and other employment-related contracts. Partners in the firm also routinely counsel employers regarding employment issues and wage and hour issues to prevent and minimize liability, and conduct workplace investigations.
Over the past 23 years, our team has been at the forefront of new developments in California employment law, and we firmly believe our experience, integrity, and solutions-oriented approach to litigation set us apart from our competitors. Our commitment to our clients is stronger than ever.