Thomas P. Gies is a founding member of Crowell & Moring’s Labor & Employment Law Group. Tom has handled labor disputes at coal mines in Kentucky, chemical plants in Buffalo, textile mills in North Carolina, and at call centers in suburban Chicago and St. Louis. He has litigated employment law cases in courts throughout the country, including trying four cases to verdict. Tom has argued 18 appeals in various federal appeals courts. Tom has extensive experience in litigating class actions, collective actions and individual claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state wage/hour laws.