Samuel Zurik III
Mr. Zurik is experienced in representing employers in a wide range of employment matters. He concentrates his practice in defending employers in employment litigation and arbitration of employment claims, including all categories of alleged discrimination and harassment, Fair Labor Standards Act/wage-hour litigation, wrongful termination, whistleblower, and breach of contract. Mr. Zurik has acted as lead counsel on complex disputes, including Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower claims before the Office of Administrative Law Judges; collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act; and class-based discrimination claims and pattern and practice claims prosecuted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Mr. Zurik has also litigated a variety of “employer intellectual property” issues, including disputes involving non-compete covenants, trade secrets, non-solicitation of customer and employee agreements, confidentiality and proprietary obligations, and fiduciary and loyalty duties.
He regularly represents employers in state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, and National Labor Relations Board. He also has participated in numerous arbitrations and mediations before alternative dispute resolution practitioners. Mr. Zurik has also represented clients in matters involving labor relations issues, including union organizing and decertification, collective bargaining, and unfair labor practices.
Mr. Zurik has defended claims in 49 states.
His clients include those in the outsourcing, oil and gas services, construction, energy, health care, retail, and computer industries.
Mr. Zurik is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits and a number of U.S. District Courts.
Tulane University School of Law, J.D., 1996
University of Georgia, B.B.A., 1993
Louisiana State Bar Association