Mr. Cole, a partner, is the Practice Group Leader of the firm's Labor and Employment practice group. He contributes his knowledge in both the traditional practice of labor as well as employment law. Mr. Cole has years of experience representing employers in union organizing campaigns, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, representing employers in arbitration, mediation and before the National Labor Relations Board. On the employment side, he has extensive experience in such issues as employment discrimination, sexual harassment, ADA compliance, ADEA, retaliation, occupational safety and health, wage and hour and wrongful termination. His practice also includes advising employers regarding contract administration, strategic planning, benefit matters, employment agreements, and personnel policies.
Prior to joining Lewis and Roca, Mr. Cole was a shareholder with Lionel Sawyer & Collins. His practice included all labor and employment related matters.
Memberships and Affiliations
State Bar of Nevada
State Bar of California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Clark County Bar Association, Member
Employment Law Alliance, Member
Mr. Cole is ranked by Chambers USA as one of the leading attorneys in the State of Nevada for Employment Law. Clients consulted by Chambers USA identify him as being a “superb and outstanding lawyer.”
Mr. Cole is listed in 2001-2010 editions of The Best Lawyers in America, by Woodward/White, Aiken, S.C. in the category of Labor and Employment Law. He is also listed in the 2006-2009 editions of Mountain States Super Lawyers (Las Vegas and Reno), the 2009 Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, both in the category of Labor & Employment Law, as well as one of the Top 75 Lawyers in the 2009 Super Lawyers Mountain States of Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.