Who We Are
Mr. Lively has been practicing law for over 15 years. He is licensed in multiple state and federal jurisdictions. He represents clients in various federal and state courts. He has extensive litigation and counseling experience. Mr. Lively represents clients in a wide range of employment cases, including sexual harassment cases; overtime class actions; race and color, age, national origin, disability, and sex discrimination cases; whistleblower claims; non-competition and solicitation agreements; and other contract disputes. He represents employers and employees in a wide range of employment disputes including race, age, and sex discrimination; sexual harassment, overtime class actions; whistleblower claims; retaliation claims; Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”); Occupation Safety Health Administration (“OSHA”); Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”); and state laws such as wage payment, non-competition, and other contract disputes relating to executive compensation, employment and severance agreements.
Mr. Lively litigates matters on behalf of both employers and employees before state and federal courts. He also resolves cases through the use of mediation and arbitration.
Mr. Lively counsels employers on the development of employment policies and best practices over a broad range of employment situations. He conducts wage and hour compliance audits; counsels clients with respect to employee hiring, performance, evaluations, discipline and terminations; and conducts reviews, develops and updates policies and practices, and employee handbooks.
Mr. Lively advises employees on the legality of pending or actual terminations; negotiates improvements to employment and other agreements on behalf of individual clients; and drafts, negotiates, interprets and enforces agreements between employers and employees at all levels of an organization, including employment agreements, non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements, consulting agreements and separation agreements.
Mr. Lively’s clients include large corporations, government agencies, utilities, local businesses, sole proprietors, municipalities, healthcare organizations and individual employees.
Mr. Lively earned his law degree from Columbia University and is a graduate of West Virginia University.
Mr. Lively is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., Tennessee, and West Virginia.
Mr. Barlow has experience representing clients in employment matters, including sexual harassment cases; wage and hour litigation, overtime class actions; race and color, age, national origin, disability, and sex discrimination cases; whistleblower claims; non-competition and solicitation agreements; and other contract disputes. Mr. Barlow is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C. and Virginia. He earned his law degree from George Washington University.