Howard E. Cole

Howard E. Cole

Partner
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702.949.8315 office
702.949.8379 fax
3993 Howard Hughes Parkway
Suite 600
Las Vegas, NV 89169
18101 Von Karman Avenue
Suite 1950
Irvine, CA 92612

Howard Cole’s practice includes both traditional labor law and employment law and litigation. His ‎practice is limited to exclusive representation of employers in both the private and public ‎sectors, including gaming, health care, public agencies, construction companies, and dozens of ‎other industries.‎

Traditional Labor Law

In the area of traditional labor law, Howard has extensive experience ‎representing employers in union organizing efforts, developing union-free strategies, defending ‎companies in unfair labor practices before the National Labor Relations Board, negotiating ‎collective bargaining agreements on behalf of private and public sector employers, ‎representing employers during union strikes and picketing, representing employers in ‎arbitration and mediation matters. ‎

Employment Litigation and Counseling

Howard also advises clients throughout the West on ‎day-to-day legal issues affecting the workplace, including employee discipline and ‎terminations, workforce reductions, discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, ‎confidential proprietary information and trade secrets disputes, substance abuse, ADA, ADEA, ‎OWBPA, Title VII and ADAAP issues, occupational safety and health, wage and hour, wrongful ‎termination, contract administration, strategic planning, benefit matters, employment ‎agreements, personnel policies, workplace privacy, executive employment contracts, ‎overseeing and conducting internal investigations involving employee misconduct, and other ‎human resources issues. He regularly defends employers in state and federal courts and ‎administrative agencies on disputes involving discrimination, harassment, wrongful ‎‎termination, trade secrets/unfair competition and wage and hour law. Howard has also ‎defended clients in class and collective actions involving the FLSA and state wage/hour laws in ‎state and federal court. He has also represented clients in workplace safety disputes before ‎NV-OSHA, Cal OSHA and Fed OSHA and state OSHA review boards.‎

Training

Howard provides extensive training and consulting with clients. He regularly strategizes ‎with management about ways to prevent expensive and time-consuming ‎litigation. He trains ‎clients’ executives, managers, and supervisors on employment law and ‎human resource issues ‎designed to reduce wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims.‎

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Employment Law Alliance, Member
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Related News

8/15/2017
Partners honored as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers
85 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys in The Best Lawyers in America 2018
06/28/2017
Cole named one of nation's top 20 labor lawyers
Human Resource Executive magazine publishes ‘Most Powerful Employment Attorney' list
05/31/2017
Attorneys, practices earn recognition in Chambers USA 2017
Rankings reflect research findings based on client and peer feedback
04/04/2017
DeWald, Freeman share John P. Frank Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award
59 attorneys earn recognition for providing more than 50 pro bono hours in 2016
08/15/2016
83 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys named in ‘Best Lawyers'
11 partners also honored as ‘Lawyer of the Year' in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017
08/10/2016
Labor attorney Cole quoted in article on Nevada Supreme Court ruling
Decision could impact interpretation and enforceability of employment agreements
06/28/2016
Cole named one of nation's most powerful labor lawyers
Las Vegas-based partner recognized in Human Resource Executive magazine
05/27/2016
Chambers USA recognizes Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys
Annual rankings reflect law firm's focus on client service, value, commitment to excellence
03/22/2016
Pro bono service awards presented by Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
Annual awards honor memory of lawyer dedicated to equal justice and professionalism
02/24/2016
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie named 2016 Nevada Law Firm of the Year
Benchmark Litigation recognizes top U.S. law firms for ability to handle complex cases
10/29/2015
Lewis Roca Rothgerber earns accolades in Benchmark Litigation rankings
Law firm ‘Highly Recommended' with 20 ‘Star' attorneys in guide of top U.S. litigation firms
8/26/2015

Related Events

Past Events
04/26/2017
Las Vegas: Association of Corporate Counsel - April Luncheon
Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law 2017

Presentations

  • Presenter, "Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law 2017," Association of Corporate Counsel - April Luncheon, Association of Corporate Counsel Nevada Chapter, April 26, 2017

Other Publications

Distinctions

  • Vegas, Inc. - Top Lawyer - Employment-Management, 2012
  • The Best Lawyers in America - 2016 Labor Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” in Las Vegas - Labor and Employment Law, Labor Law and Employment Law Management, 2009-2016
  • Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel, 2009
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers - 2010 "Top 75" - Employment, Labor, 2008-2015
  • John P. Frank Pro Bono Awards Luncheon - Recognized for commitment - Pro bono service
  • Chambers USA - Leading attorneys in the State of Nevada - Labor & Employment, 2003-2012, 2016
  • Benchmark Litigation - "Local Litigation Star" in Nevada, 2016

Other Info

Education

J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 1979
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1975

Bar Admissions

Nevada, 1993
California, 1980

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Supreme Court of California
Supreme Court of Nevada
U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
U.S. District Court, Central District of California