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Leslie W. Ehret
Partner

Phone: (504) 599-8203
Fax: (504) 599-8263
Email: Leslie W. Ehret
 

 

PRACTICE AREAS
Labor & Employment
Healthcare

EDUCATION
Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1987, J.D. 

Louisiana State University, 1983, B.A. 

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
Louisiana
Alabama
Arkansas
Colorado
Illinois
Michigan

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Committee for Liason with the EEOC, OFCCP 

SEMINARS / SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Workplace Violence
Loyola University

Considerations in Analyzing Client and Former Client Conflict of Interest
Transportation Law Institute

Hiring and Interviewing
Transportation Law Institute

Evaluation of Employee Performance
Chamber of Commerce

AIDS Discrimination in Hospitals
Louisiana Society of Hospital Attorneys

What About Unions in Healthcare and Nonprofit Facilities? 
Council on Aging

Overview of Current Labor Issues and What You Must Know to Comply
National Business Institute

Theft, Lies and Videotape: Protecting Your Organization From Employee Fraud
Council on Education in Management

AWARDS & HONORS:
Best Lawyers in America, Litigation- Labor & Employment, 2014 - 2017

New Orleans City Business 'Ones to Watch in Law', April 2014

National Diversity Council's Louisiana Glass Ceiling Award, 2013

Louisiana Super Lawyer 2007, 2008, 2013

Leadership in Law, Top 50 Attorneys in New Orleans, 2008 

Leslie Ehret is a partner in the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Area. She works with companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to small, privately held companies.

She has extensive experience litigating all types of employment claims in federal and state courts on behalf of employers, including:  

  • Discrimination

  • Harassment

  • Wage and hour

  • Employment agreements, non-competition, non-solicitation, and unfair competition

  • Defamation and other employment torts

  • Severance

  • Whistle Blower

  • Class and collective actions

In addition to defending employers in litigation, Ms. Ehret conducts investigations, assists with disability, leave and health management and advises employers regarding day-to-day employment matters and employment policies and procedures. She conducts training sessions for human resources departments, managers and supervisors on myriad workplace issues including:

  • Supervisory Training: The Basics

  • Prevention of Sexual and Other Forms of Harassment

  • Documentation: Why? When? How?

  • What You Don't Know Might Hurt You: Sage Advise for Managers and Supervisors

  • Top Ten Wage and Hour Mistakes

  • Hiring Mr. Right and Firing Ms. Wrong

  • Theft, Lies and Videotope: Protecting Your Organization from Employee Fraud

  • ADA & FMLA

  • Dealing with Problem Employees

Ms. Ehret is active in community affairs. She is a volunteer with numerous charities and fundraising initiatives in New Orleans. She has also been designated The Best Lawyers in America award for 2019.


REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE:

- Trial attorney in race discrimination case proposed as class action in which class certification was defeated

- Lead attorney in seminal case regarding H2-B visa workers

- Represented chairman of large organization in sexual harassment case which was resolved in favor of the client

- Advised national company in corporate reorganization and downsizing

- Advised several Louisiana companies in right - sizing after Hurricane Katrina

- Trial attorney in race and gender case proposed as class action in which class certification was defeated. 

- Advises companies on labor and employment issues related to acquisitions and mergers.