ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the U.S., announced the addition of partner and deputy leader of the Employment and Labor practice, Travis R. Kearbey.
The announcement came on Monday sharing that as a member of the firm’s St. Louis office, Kearbey is a skilled employment and labor practitioner with over a decade of experience. His practice focuses in the areas of litigation, business transactions, counseling and labor law.
Kearbey’s litigation experiences cover a variety of employment-related disputes including retaliation and discrimination claims; leave-related and wage-and-hour claims; traditional labor law and arbitration matters and restrictive covenant disputes. Through his experience, he has represented clients including Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); the Department of Labor (DOL); the Missouri Commission on Human Rights and the Illinois Department of Human Rights, before multiple state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies.
He has successfully handled discrimination and wage-and-hour claims which were asserted on class and collective bases by private litigants and government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice and the EEOC.
Kearbey’s employment counseling in addition to his litigation experience comes from working with clients across multiple industries such as the manufacturing, hospitality and professional services sectors. Kearbey has experience in representing clients in the education sector, ranging from elementary and secondary schools in the Show-Me State to colleges and universities with campuses located around the world.
His broad employment experiences come at all stages at complex mergers and acquisitions, from diligence to integration. His experience includes negotiation of employment-related terms in merger agreements; stock and asset purchase agreements; on behalf of privately held and public companies; negotiation of deal-related executive employment and separation agreements; transition service agreements and secondment contracts.
Kearbey provides day-to-day counseling in addition to long-term strategies for developing a culture of compliance; implementing employment policies; conducting companywide pay equity audits and remediation efforts; structuring and implementing reorganizations and reductions in force.
Prior to joining the Armstrong Teasdale team, Kearbey spent over a decade working with another St. Louis area law firm. While there, he served as partner and co-leader of the firm’s labor and employment deal team. He has also served as in-house counsel for a Fortune 100 company where he held the position of Senior Counsel, Labor and Employment.