Patrick O. Peters is a Principal in the Cleveland, Ohio, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He maintains an active, diverse, management-side employment law practice covering the full spectrum of the employment relationship.Mr. Peters counsels clients in the healthcare, retail, contingent staffing, and hospitality industries, among others, on hiring, promotion, discipline and termination decisions; negotiates executive employment agreements; and drafts and reviews employee policy manuals for compliance with state and federal law. A significant portion of Mr. Peters’ practice is devoted to employment litigation. He defends employers before state and federal administrative agencies and in courts throughout the United States in claims involving breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge and state and federal wage and hour and leave of absence laws. Mr. Peters’ litigation practice also includes representing employers in actions to enforce mandatory alternative dispute resolution agreements and related proceedings, prosecuting and defending trade secret and non-compete matters, and representing employer-sponsored benefit plans and their fiduciaries in ERISA litigation.Mr. Peters currently represents multinational corporate clients in the diversified manufacturing, information technology, healthcare, marketing, transportation, and consulting industries, among others, on all aspects of U.S. immigration, including permanent residence, nonimmigrant visas and citizenship. His practice includes providing strategic counsel to sponsoring employers on both immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. Mr. Peters also advises employers on their I-9 and E-Verify obligations, assists employers with audits, and represents employers in proceedings before the federal courts, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Justice.Mr. Peters also conducts immigration and labor and employment-related due diligence in corporate transactions.