Joseph W. Hammell

Joe Hammell has a national employment and commercial litigation practice, having handled cases in more than 20 jurisdictions. He has tried more than 30 cases without a loss involving a variety of employment and commercial disputes in federal and state courts throughout the United States. In a number of defense cases, Joe has won counterclaims and/or awards of sanctions or costs against plaintiffs, which clients have been able to reference to discourage other meritless claims.

Joe has handled individual and class/collective claims of discrimination (including race, gender, pregnancy, age, marital/familial status, and disability), harassment, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, breach of restrictive covenants, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, and the full gamut of employment-related torts. He has substantial experience with sensitive internal investigations, executive and employee agreements, policy formulation, wage and hour issues, and counseling employers on a wide range of employment issues. He also has broad experience with jury research and jury consultants on major litigation.

Joe has developed and successfully implemented strategies for clients with operations across the U.S. to require all disputes to be litigated or arbitrated in a single forum of the client's choosing. He is a regular speaker and instructor at seminars, conferences, and industry gatherings and has given hundreds of presentations on employment law and litigation skills and tactics.

Joe is a member of the American, Minnesota State, and Hennepin County Bar Associations and a member of the board of the Conflict Resolution Center. He co-chaired the bar committee that redrafted Minnesota's standard jury instructions for employment cases.

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Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Labor & Employment
Law School University of Michigan Law School (J.D.,1985)
Education Harvard University (B.A.,1983)
Bar Member / Association Minnesota State Bar Association
Most recent firm Jones Day
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