Gregory W. Homer litigates labor and employment, commercial and class action matters. He has worked extensively with experts in statistics and labor economics in the preparation and execution of defense strategies and case analyses in complex class action and multi-plaintiff employment litigation, including several nationwide class actions.
In addition to defending numerous individual discrimination and employment tort actions in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels, Greg has both defended and prosecuted breach of contract claims, particularly in the context of injunction proceedings and enforcement of covenants not to compete. He also has defended actions brought under ERISA involving denials of welfare benefits and allegations of breach of fiduciary duty.
Greg regularly counsels clients on compliance issues involving the full range of federal and state laws concerning discrimination, wage and hour, and leave issues, with a focus on the additional obligations placed on federal and state contractors in the areas of affirmative action, prevailing wages, and reporting obligations.
Greg co-authored Defending and Preventing Employment Litigation, an authoritative guide to help minimize employment lawsuits, published by Aspen Publishers, and The Model Employer, a comprehensive text on employment law, published by George Washington Law School. He frequently speaker on employment law topics for CLE providers, including National Employment Law Institute, Wake Forest University School of Law, and Northwestern School of Law.
Greg has successfully argued on appeal for numerous clients in numerous jurisdictions. Representative victories include ones before:
- The U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Cir. (Jaubert et al v. International Boilermakers Local 37 and Ohmstede, Ltd.)
- The U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Cir. (King v. AC&R Advertising, Inc.)
- The U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Cir. (Romanski v. American Meter Co.)
- The New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division (Jordan v. Bates Advertising, Inc.)
Greg obtained summary judgment for the employer in a variety of single and multiple plaintiff discrimination cases in courts throughout the country. Representative victories were obtained in:
- The U.S. District Court, E.D. Va. (Young v. HP Enterprise Services)
- The U.S. District Court, N.D. In. (Holloway v. Shambaugh & Son, et. al.)
- The U.S. District Court, Mo. (Becker, et al. v. ABB Power T&D Co.)
- The U.S. District Court, C.D. Ca. (Schultz v. Spraylat Corp.)
Greg was a key part of defense team that obtained withdrawal, dismissal or favorable settlement of class action claims in a variety of contexts and jurisdictions, including:
- Vasquez, et al. v. Ross Stores, et al. (California)
- Rowe v. Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company (Pennsylvania)
- Adkins v. Goody’s Family Clothing, Inc. (Georgia)
- McKnight v. Circuit City Stores (Virginia)
- Hoffman and EEOC v. United Telecommunications, Inc. (Kansas)
- Worth v. AT&T, et al. (New Jersey)
- District of Columbia
- University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1979
- Yale University, B.A., 1976, cum laude
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section