The marketplace for employment law is changing. Plaintiffs are more aggressive, pursuing ever more class litigation, using penalty statutes to get around class certification requirements, and taking more cases to trial. Facing this onslaught, employers look for counsel who are effective at every turn—diplomatic in early negotiations and, where necessary, aggressive at trial. In 2014, Jeff Grube, Lisa Brown, and Tom Geidt formed GBG LLP, an employment boutique firm dedicated to client excellence, practical advice, and aggressive trial and complex litigation defense. Heather Morgan joined GBG in February 2017, helping to augment our litigation practice and bringing her deep experience in advising clients on pay equity and a host of other personnel practices issues. The firm recruited Jennifer Svanfeldt as a partner in March 2018, and Jen Cornell joined in January 2021, strengthening GBG’s formidable roster of class action, trial, and appellate attorneys. With decades of combined experience under their belt, multiple jury and bench trials won, and countless motion wins, Lisa, Tom, Heather, Jennifer, and Jen bring the excellence of a nationally recognized employment practice to a boutique environment of personal relationships and greater value to clients. Focusing on employment law defense and compliance, GBG strives to address the needs of corporate clients facing adverse actions brought by current and former employees. Whether it is a single-plaintiff demand letter or a multidimensional class action, we will approach it in a way that makes sense for each client, and will recommend the best course of action.
GBG is certified as Women Owned by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.
GBG is a boutique employment defense firm specializing in providing world-class service to corporate clients in a cost-effective and creative manner; responding quickly to clients' questions with direct, informed, and practical legal advice; taking clients through crises with confidence; and, in litigation, executing a winning strategy. We are committed to working with you to find the optimal solution to your employment problems. Our clients do not sacrifice quality when they choose us. And with competitive client models, we strive to add value for our clients, not just go through the motions of defending them.
We bring decades of experience advising employers and defending claims in trials, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings. Our attorneys have prevailed in multiple trials and arbitrations, successfully negotiated resolutions of complex cases, defeated class certification, and had cases dismissed through motion practice. We also deliver cutting-edge legal advice across a wide array of compliance areas to meet the needs of even the most sophisticated employers. We will bring all of our experience to bear on your questions or problems, present you with available options and risks, and help you to implement the most practical and effective solution.