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Wendy C. Butler

Wendy C. Butler

Jones Day

New York, NY, USA


Wendy Butler's practice focuses on the defense of management clients in employment-related litigation. She handles a broad range of cases, with a focus on class action litigation. Her experience is particularly deep in wage/hour litigation, where she has had repeated success in defeating class and/or collective certification, as well securing dismissal through motions attacking the legal sufficiency or merits of claims. Wendy also has extensive experience defending individual and multiplaintiff cases involving employment discrimination, ERISA, and whistleblower claims.

In addition to her litigation responsibilities, Wendy advises clients on a variety of employment issues, including HR policies, litigation avoidance, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, and reductions in force. She regularly assists with wage/hour audits and compliance. She also provides guidance to companies on the internal investigation of employee complaints, including discrimination, sexual harassment, and Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower complaints.

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Pret A Manger successfully limits scope of notice in FLSA collective action

IBM wins preemptive motion to deny class certification of California wage claims

Pret A Manger defends against statewide FLSA collective action on behalf of all current and former Managers In Training

HONORS & DISTINCTIONS

Regularly recognized in New York Super Lawyers — Metro Edition

Education

The University of Texas at Austin (J.D. with honors 1997; Order of the Coif); Yale University (B.A. summa cum laude 1991; Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar Admissions

Georgia and New York

Wendy C. Butler is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment FLSA/Wage and Hour Update - Understanding Employment Law 2017, Monday, April 17, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Fair Labor Standards Act Basics and Wage-Hour Update (Substantive Outline) (January 20, 2017) - Understanding Employment Law 2017, Monday, April 17, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio FLSA/Wage and Hour Update - FLSA/Wage and Hour Update , Monday, April 17, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts FLSA/Wage and Hour Update - FLSA/Wage and Hour Update , Monday, April 17, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg FLSA/Wage and Hour Update - FLSA/Wage and Hour Update , Monday, April 17, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Understanding Employment Law 2017, Friday, April 21, 2017, New York, NY
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