ADG Labor & Employment


Blank Rome’s nationally recognized Labor & Employment attorneys are experienced in handling the particular employment law issues faced by the ADG sector. Our team is well versed in issues arising under the Service Contract Labor Standards, Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, Defense Base Act, and the nondiscrimination requirements overseen by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, including Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. Our work also extends to comparable programs at the state and local levels.

How We Can Help

We offer a full range of legal services to meet the diverse needs of the ADG sector, including:

  • Counseling on compliance with government regulations
  • Representation in labor and employment disputes
  • Support in the negotiation and drafting of contracts and agreements
  • Handling high-stakes litigation and government investigations

What Sets Us Apart

The ADG industry is subject to a wide range of labor and employment regulations, including federal and state laws related to employment and labor litigation. Our team is accomplished in handling these issues and is equipped to provide clients with guidance and representation in complex legal matters. This includes addressing discrimination claims, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) charges, non-compete agreements, and Department of Labor audits. In addition, we have extensive experience in advising on compliance with affirmative action programs, including the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act.

Our attorneys are also at the forefront of many emerging issues impacting the ADG industry, such as compliance with state and federal labor laws; pay equity and pay transparency in a multi-state environment; employee relations and diversity and inclusion initiatives; management of a remote and diverse workforce; and wage and hour issues, including overtime and misclassification.

In short, the Blank Rome’s Labor & Employment team is dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services to the ADG industry. Our attorneys are knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated to helping clients navigate the complexities of the ADG sector, providing practical and effective solutions to the many challenges faced by this industry. Whether our clients are facing a legal dispute, need guidance on employment and labor laws, or are looking for proactive strategies for managing risk, our team is well equipped to meet their needs.


  • Led all workforce and transactional litigation and strategic matters for a private equity firm focused exclusively on the ADG sector and the majority of their portfolio companies.
  • Defended a large semiconductor manufacturer in multiple complex employment disputes, including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims.
  • Handled employment contract claims and enforced employment agreements for a large engine and compressor part manufacturer, including non-compete and non-solicitation provisions, and defended against related claims for tortious interference.
  • Provided advice and counsel to a large government contractor on employee demand letter, including potential compliance issues.
  • Defended a cargo airline in a disability discrimination and wrongful termination matter.
  • Advised a leading aerospace and defense company on a wide variety of employment matters, including an Americans with Disabilities Act discrimination claim, an EEOC charge, and non-compete agreements.
  • Represented a semiconductor manufacturer in multiple wage and hour claims, EEOC charges, a Department of Labor audit, and various other employment matters.
  • Represented a renewable energy company in connection with a wrongful discharge suit.