Pavneet Singh Uppal

Phoenix Regional Managing Partner

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Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: None  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1993

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: March 18, 1996

Other Language(s): Hindi


Pavneet Singh Uppal is a partner in the Firm’s Phoenix office. Pavneet has litigated in state and federal courts in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Illinois. He regularly represents national, regional, and local clients in a variety of complex civil litigation matters. As lead trial counsel, Pavneet has litigated employment cases, including class actions, in federal and state trial and appellate courts, at arbitration and before administrative agencies.

Pavneet focuses his practice on labor and employment disputes with an emphasis on unfair competition, trade secrets, wrongful discharge and equal employment opportunity litigation and arbitration. His practice also encompasses litigation and counseling relating to Title VII, ADEA, ACRA, ADA, FMLA, ERISA and other federal and state employment laws.

Pavneet has extensive experience with state and federal litigation concerning enforcement of trade secrets and covenants not to compete, and regularly represents national clients in such matters. He also defends management in lawsuits alleging violations of employment discrimination statutes, employment contracts, leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, whistleblower claims, safety (OHSA) and common law rights.

Pavneet counsels employers on preventing discrimination and harassment in the workplace and provides training and counseling for management with respect to federal and state employment laws and regulations.

Pavneet advises both buyers and sellers on labor, employment, and employee benefits issues that arise in mergers, acquisitions, and downsizings.

He has extensive experience designing and implementing alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Labor and Employment Wrongful Termination, Wrongful Termination Defense, Whistleblower Litigation, Workplace Violence, Sexual Harassment, Security Clearances, Taft-Hartley Plans, Title VII Discrimination, Uniformed Services Employment, Unfair Labor Practices, Unemployment Compensation Taxation, Unemployment Compensation, Wage and Hour Class Actions, Union Organization, Wage and Hour Law, WARN Act, Union Labor Law, Union Elections, Union Contract Negotiations, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Pregnancy Discrimination, Personnel Training, Personnel Policies, Pension Taxation, Public Pension Plans, Public Employee Retirement, Profit Sharing, Prevailing Wage Litigation, Qualified Retirement Plans, Public Sector Labor Relations, Public Sector Employment Law, Public Sector Collective Bargaining, Retirement Benefit Plans, Retaliatory Discharge, Reductions in Force, Restrictive Covenants, National Origin Discrimination, National Labor Relations Act, Noncompete Litigation, Negligent Hiring, Minimum Wage Law, Management Labor Law, Multi-Employer Pensions, Multi-Employer Benefits, Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation, Non-Qualified Benefits, OSHA, Occupational Injuries, Pension Plans, Pension Fund Investments, Pension and Profit Sharing Plans, Outsourcing, 401(k) Plans, Harassment, Fringe Benefits, Flexible Benefit Plans, Federal Employment Law, Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards, Fair Employment Practices, Executive Transfers, Executive Severance Contracts, Executive Employment Law, Executive Compensation Taxation, Executive Compensation, ERISA Litigation, ERISA Compliance, ERISA Collections, ERISA Class Actions, Employment Termination, Equal Employment Opportunity Law, ERISA, Equity Compensation, Employment Litigation, Employment Mediation, Employment Rights, Employment Practices Liability Insurance, Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, Employment Disability Discrimination, Employment Contracts, Employment Defense, Employment Class Actions, Employment Claims, Employment Civil Rights, Employment Breach of Contract, Employment Arbitration, Employment at Will, Employer Intentional Torts, Employee Stock Ownership Trusts, Employer Liability, Employer Rights, Employee Rights, Employee Stock Ownership Plans, Employee Privacy, Employee Leasing, Employee Drug Testing, Employee Discipline, Employee Compensation, Employee Benefits Litigation, Covenants Not To Compete, Confidentiality Agreements, Collective Bargaining, COBRA, Employee Benefit Trusts, Employee Benefit Taxation, Disability Benefits, Deferred Compensation, Agreements, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment, Affirmative Action, Civil Service, Child Labor Law, Cash Balance Plans, Caregiver Discrimination, Labor Law, Labor Arbitration, Labor Antitrust, International Labor law, International Employment Contracts, Industrial Accidents, Human Resources Law, Health Benefits, Management Employment Law, Labor Strikes, Labor Relations, Labor Legislation


  • Arizona (Active), California (Active), Texas (Active)

Law School

  • U of Texas

  • Last Updated: May 18, 2021
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  • Phoenix, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: Yes
  • Free Consultations: No

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