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Walter J. Brand heads the Employment and Labor Practice Group at Watkins & Eager, where he has cautioned and defended employers for greater than 25 years. Walter methods his exercise with the view that successful protection of employment claims begins lengthy earlier than a lawsuit is filed and turns upon several separate tactics: truthful, correct, and documented managing of personnel movements based on up to date organization guidelines; cogent rationalization of employer motion earlier than administrative agencies this is constant with documented organisation enterprise selections; and nuanced discovery, evidentiary, and felony techniques designed to successfully role instances for successful decision by motion or trial.

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Walter J. Brand heads the Employment and Labor Practice Group at Watkins & Eager, in which he has counseled and defended employers for more than 25 years. Walter strategies his exercise with the view that a hit protection of employment claims starts offevolved lengthy earlier than a lawsuit is filed and turns upon several separate methods: truthful, correct, and documented dealing with of employees actions based on updated enterprise policies; cogent clarification of agency action before administrative organizations that is regular with documented organisation business selections; and nuanced discovery, evidentiary, and legal techniques designed to efficaciously position cases for a success decision via motion or trial.

Walter represents employers across severa financial sectors, inclusive of the automobile, chicken processing, propane, banking, financial, medical doctor, health center, and scientific carrier industries. He is rated AV via data Hubbell and is consistently recognized within the vicinity of employment litigation protection in Best Lawyers, Chambers USA, and Super Lawyers. He is a member of the American Employment Law Council and often serves as an trainer and contributing creator on human sources management and employment litigation topics before prison schooling and industry audiences.

Legal Experience

•Mississippi Bar, 1987

Honors & Recognitions

• Peer Review Popular with the aid of
The Best Lawyers in America (Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-17, Employment Litigation: Defense)
Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Employment Litigation)
The Best Lawyers in America, Jackson, Mississippi Lawyer of the Year (2019, Litigation - Labor and Employment; 2016 and 2017, Employment Law - Management)

Watkins & Eager

Practise Areas

  • Employment and Labor
  • Employment and Labor Litigation
  • Employment and Severance Agreements
  • Employment Relations, Training, Practices and Procedures
  • Labor Management Relations
  • Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)
  • Litigation
  • Class Action
  • Retail and Hospitality
Law Firm Position

Member

Admission Info

Admitted in All Mississippi nation and federal courts
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Payment Type

Fixed hourly rates
Fixed fees available

Start at the Faculty of Law
University of Mississippi

Class of 1987
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended

University of Mississippi
Class of 1984
B.B.A.

Birth Date and City

Born in 1963
Jackson, Mississippi, 1963

Associations & Memberships

Community & Professional

•American Employment Law Council, 2009-gift
•Defense Research Institute, 1997-2008


Joint Monograph Subcommittee Chair (EPLI), 1999
Regional Newsletter Editor
•Mississippi Contributor for Practical Law
•The Mississippi Bar
Representative Cases
Representative Cases: Windham v. Sanderson Farms, Inc., 2016-153 C-2 (Covington Cnty. Cir. Ct. Oct. 31, 2017) (precis judgment granted for all defendants in movement asserting wrongful termination, infliction of emotional misery, malicious interference with employment relations, and negligent supervision claims)
Simpson v. Sanderson Farms, Inc., 744 F.3d 702 (11th Cir. 2014) (asserting dismissal with prejudice of putative magnificence movement for failure to nation a declare upon which remedy may be granted)
Crown v. Nissan North America, Inc., 634 F. Supp. 2d 688 (S.D. Miss. 2009) (precis judgment granted in FMLA movement)
Stafford v. True Temper Sports, 1997 WL 88250 (N.D. Miss. Feb. 19, 1997), aff'd 123 F.3d 291 (fifth Cir. 1997) (summary judgment granted in ERISA retaliation motion)
McDaniel v. Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, 877 F. Supp. 321, 323 (S.D. Miss. 1995), aff'd sub nom. McDaniel v. Mississippi Baptist, 74 F.3d 1238 (5th Cir. 1995) (defense judgment following trial of ADA motion)
Dobson v. Minact Logistical Services, LLC and Nissan North America, Inc ., United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Northern Division
Civil Action No. three:17-CV-00406-CWR-LRA (November 13, 2017) (Rule 12(b)(6) movement granted in ADA and Title VII movement).
Pace v. Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, Inc., United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Northern Division
Civil Action No. 3:17-CV-00009-CWR-LRA (March 7, 2018) (precis judgment granted in ADA discrimination action).
Johnson v. Sanderson Farms, Inc.
In the Circuit Court of Pike County, Mississippi
Civil Action No. sixteen-186-PCS (October 16, 2017) (precis judgment granted in motion asserting malicious prosecution, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional misery claims)
Avery v. Nissan North America, Inc .
United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Northern Division
Civil Action No. three:15-CV-890-HTW-LRA (September 22, 2017) (summary judgment granted in movement maintaining Title VII sex discrimination and retaliation claims)
Johnson v. Sanderson Farms, Inc.
United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Western Division
Civil Action No. five:16-CV-35-DCB-MTP (May 26, 2017) (summary judgment granted in movement declaring ADEA, ADA, and Title VII discrimination and country regulation fake arrest and malicious prosecution claims)
C arr v. Sanderson Farms, Inc., Civil Action No. 14-2488 Section N (3) (E.D. La. March 15, 2016) (precis judgment granted in race discrimination action)
Gibbs v. Nissan North America, Inc., Civil Action No. 3:14cv650-DPJ-FKB (S.D. Miss. March 2016) (summary judgment granted in ADA discrimination and retaliation movement)
Davenport v. Nissan North America, Inc., Civil Action No. 3:14cv671-CWR-LRA (S.D. Miss. October 22, 2015) (summary judgment granted in sexual harassment movement)
Garcia v. Tyson Foods, Inc., Civil Action No. three:12-CV-597-CWR-FKB (S.D. Miss. September 8, 2014) (summary judgment granted in Title VII discrimination and retaliation and FMLA retaliation motion)
Johnson v. Nissan North America, Inc., Civil Action No. three:13-CV-349-LG-JMR (S.D. Miss. June 2, 2014) (voluntary dismissal with prejudice in Title VII motion following movement for summary judgment)
Taylor v. First Tower Loan, LLC, et al., No. 3:thirteen-CV-210-NBB-SAA (N.D. Miss. Dec. 3, 2013) (voluntary dismissal with prejudice of putative FLSA collective movement all through pendency of movement to compel arbitration of man or woman claim)
Jones v. Tower Loan of Mississippi, LLC, No. three:12-CV-753 DPJ-FKB (S.D. Miss. Oct. 23, 2013) (confirming arbitrator's dismissal with prejudice of FLSA movement)
Cannon v. Mississippi Dep't of Employment Sec., et al., 2012 WL 2685089 (S.D. Miss. July 6, 2012) (movement to push aside granted in Title VII movement)
Moore v. Nissan North America, Inc., 2012 WL 2608792 (S.D. Miss. July 5, 2012), enchantment voluntarily dismissed (Nov. 19, 2012) (summary judgment granted in ADA action)
Phillips v. Nissan North America, Inc., 2012 WL 2254274 (S.D. Miss. June 14, 2012) (precis judgment granted in Title VII retaliation movement)
Reichle v. Farmers Ins. Exchange, Nos. 3:eleven-CV-174-DPJ-FKB and 3:eleven-CV-232-DPJ-FKB (S.D. Miss. March sixteen, 2012) (ADEA moves voluntarily dismissed with prejudice following motion for precis judgment)
Williams v. Tyson Foods, Inc., No. 3:eleven-CV-sixty seven- DPJ-FKB (S.D. Miss. Dec. sixteen, 2011) (voluntary dismissal with prejudice of FMLA action)
Newman v. Sanderson Farms, Inc., 2011 WL 5511707 (S.D. Miss. Nov. 10, 2011) (precis judgment granted in ADEA motion)
Anderson v. Nissan North America, Inc., 2011 WL 4625647 (S.D. Miss. Sept. 30, 2011) (precis judgment granted in Title VII and FMLA movement)
Jones v. Sanderson Farms, Inc., No. 7:10-CV-34-HL (M.D. Ga. June 21, 2011) (voluntary dismissal with prejudice in Title VII motion following plaintiff's deposition)
Parker v. Sanderson Farms, Inc., No. three:eleven-CV-251-CWR-FKB (S.D. Miss. June 3, 2011) (voluntary dismissal of putative FLSA collective motion prior to responsive pleading)
Welborn v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., No. 1:10-CV-forty eight-LG-RHW (S.D. Miss. March 23, 2011) (precis judgment granted in ADA movement)
Tate v. Sanderson Farms, Inc., 2010 WL 3122827 (S.D. Miss. Aug. 4, 2010) (summary judgment granted in Title VII and Section 1981 discrimination and retaliation action)
Love v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 2010 WL 114243 (S.D. Miss. Jan. 7, 2010) aff'd, 677 F.3d 258 (5th Cir. 2012) (precis judgment granted in Title VII and Section 1981 discrimination and retaliation action primarily based on financial disaster-related estoppel)
Mangum v. Sanderson Farms, Inc., No. three:08-CV-712-HTW-LRA (S.D. Miss. July 30, 2009) (voluntary dismissal with prejudice of ADA, ADEA, and Title VII action following plaintiff's deposition)
Ray v. Nissan North America, Inc., 2009 WL 1686575 (S.D. Miss. June sixteen, 2009) (precis judgment granted in Title VII and Section 1981 discrimination motion)
Sullivan v. Tyson Foods, Inc., No. 3:06-CV-402-TSL-JCS (S.D. Miss. July 31, 2007) (summary judgment granted in ADEA movement)
Parker v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 2007 WL 2021928 (S.D. Miss. July 9, 2007) aff'd, 278 F. App'x 433 (5th Cir. 2008) (precis judgment granted in Title VII and Section 1981 motion)
Campbell v. Bd. of Trustees of Quitman Sch. Dist., 2006 WL 2376200 (S.D. Miss. Aug. 15, 2006) (summary judgment granted in Section 1983 discharge movement)
DeCarlo v. Bonus Stores, Inc., 2006 WL 1328890 (S.D. Miss. May 12, 2006) aff'd in relevant part, 289 F. App'x 735 (5th Cir. 2008) (precis judgment granted in state-regulation retaliatory discharge motion)
Wade Block & Tile v. Boral Brick, Inc., et al.
No. 1:01-CV-375- WJG (S.D. Miss. June 24, 2003) (defense verdict in breach of settlement, distributor termination movement)
Glasgow v. Sherwin-Williams Co., 901 F. Supp. 1185 (N.D. Miss. 1995) aff'd, 146 F.3d 867 (fifth Cir. 1998) (precis judgment granted in ADEA movement)
Berry v. Liberty Nat. Life Ins. Co., 879 F. Supp. forty four (S.D. Miss. 1995) (summary judgment granted in breach of employment contract action)

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