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Benjamin M. Gavel (Ben)
Associate

Contact

(T) +1.216.586.1006
(F) +1.216.579.0212

Education

  • Indiana University (J.D. magna cum laude 2014; Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, Indiana Law Journal); University of Notre Dame (B.A. in Philosophy and Arabic summa cum laude 2011; Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Clerkships

  • Intern to the Honorable David F. Hamilton, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (Spring 2014)

Ben Gavel represents and advises employers in a wide range of labor and employment legal issues. His experience includes defending companies in complex employment matters, including wage and hour collective and class actions, employment discrimination claims, retiree medical litigation, and disputes over restrictive covenants. Ben also works with employers on matters arising under the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act, as well as other federal and state employment-related statutes and regulations, including the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Ben has been involved in litigation in both federal and state courts as well as in labor arbitrations and in federal administrative proceedings. In addition, he advises clients regarding labor and employment issues that arise in mergers, acquisitions, and other business transactions.

Ben is active in the Firm's pro bono activities. He has provided pro bono assistance to small companies on employment matters and participates in periodic legal clinics for small business owners. Ben is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and he regularly volunteers in the latter's community outreach initiatives. Ben also coauthored the Ohio chapter in the 2015 edition of the Tort Law Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium.


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