Summary

Robert J. Bowes is a labor & employment litigation attorney with experience in all aspects of practice, including trials, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals.

Experience and Recent Matters

  • Defense of administrative and litigated charges of violations of labor and employment laws and regulations, including Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, NLRA, and FMLA.
  • Defense and prosecution of disputes involving restrictions on competition and trade and theft of trade secrets.
  • Defense of employment-related class and collective actions.
  • Defense and prosecution of disputes involving database piracy, unfair competition, and interference with business relations.
  • A123 Systems LLC v. Apple Inc. et al., Case No. 15 CV 10438, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Experience: prosecution of suit alleging violation of certain restrictive covenants, unfair competition, and misappropriation of trade secrets, responsible for fact investigation and research, drafting, settlement negotiations.
  • Best on her own behalf and for all others similarly situated vs. Elgin Furniture and Appliance, Inc. and Elgin Northfield, Inc., Case No. 14 CV 01662, United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Experience: defense of suit alleging violation of FLSA and Ohio wage and hour laws, responsible for fact investigation and research, drafting, settlement negotiations.
  • In re Gas Natural, Inc., Lead Case No.13 CV 02805, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Experience: defense of consolidated shareholder derivative suit.
  • Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, present.
  • Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz LLP, 2014 - 2016.
  • Harris Beach PLLC, 2007 - 2014.
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, Judicial Intern to the Honorable Thomas J. McAvoy, 2005.

Credentials

Education

Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., cum laude, Class Rank: Top 10% (2005-2006), 2007. Honors and Activities: Albany Law School Journal of Science & Technology, Senior Editor; Karen C. McGovern Senior Prize Trials, Finalist (first runner-up); Litigation Project: Clinical Legal Studies Program: admitted to practice under NY limited practice rules to represent indigent clients in administrative hearings and appeals.

 

University at Buffalo (State University of New York), B.A., Legal Studies (Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Pre-Law Program), 2004.

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio

 

State of New York