Iskra, Eric W.

  • Member in Charge of Client Relations
  • Chair, Labor and Employment Practice Group
Charleston, W.Va.
304.340.3875 - office
304.550.6539 - mobile

Education

  • The College of William & Mary, B.A., 1991
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 1994

Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Mr. Iskra's practice encompasses trial work and litigation, with an emphasis on labor and employment, employment class actions, health care and disability, and complex matters. He is Chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group. Mr. Iskra is also on the firm's Management Committee and is in charge of client relations.

Representative Experience

  • Lead trial counsel on federal and state claims of race, sex, religion, age and disability discrimination, class actions, breach of contract, wrongful termination, retaliation, defamation, unlawful harassment, whistleblower, state and federal wage claims, FMLA claims, USERRA claims, duty of loyalty and non-compete claims
  • Lead trial counsel on general litigation matters, including employee benefits, product liability, managed care liability, and commercial litigation matters
  • Extensive experience in federal and state appellate matters
  • Provide strategic advice and counseling to companies dealing with the full array of employment and labor issues, including EEO policies and practices
  • Performed equal employment opportunity audits and due diligence investigations for multi-national corporations
  • Developed strategies and provided guidance and advice to employers on labor issues, campaigns and collective bargaining agreements
  • Frequent speaker at national and international programs such as the American Bar Association Annual Meeting, the National CLE Conference, Southern Methodist University School of Law's National Employment and Labor Law Conference, Tulane University School of Law's National Employment and Labor Law Conference, the State Society of Human Resources Conference, and the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Human Resources Conference

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV (Highest)
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for Labor & Employment Law, Employment Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Chambers USA: Recognized as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in Labor & Employment law
  • Recognized as a West Virginia Super Lawyer and Corporate Counsel Super Lawyer
  • Selected as 1 of 12 "Young Gun" executives in West Virginia by West Virginia Executive Magazine

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member; Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Management Chair (2014 - present), Administrative Chair (2010 - 2011), Program Chair (2012 - 2014); Labor & Employment Annual Conference, Vice Chair (2011), Co-Chair (2012); Past Chair, YLD Labor & Employment Committee; Member, Commission on Mental & Physical Disability Law (2001 - 2005)
  • American Employment Law Council, Member
  • World Services Group, Board of Trustees, Member
  • Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Member, Board of Trustees
  • Hospice Care, Inc., Former Board President

Reported Cases

  • Caudill v. CCBCC, Inc., 2010 WL 2640466 (4th Cir. 2010) Kuthy v. Mansheim, Slip Copy, 2004 WL 2757437 (4th Cir. (W.Va.)), 34 Employee Benefits Cas. 1074 (4th Cir. (W. Va.), Dec. 3, 2004)
  • Gardner v. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc., Slip Copy, 7 Fed. Appx. 241, 2001 WL 378276 (4th Cir. (W. Va.)), 25 Employee Benefits Cas. 2696 (4th Cir. (W. Va.), Apr. 16, 2001) (No. 00-1834)
  • Marks v. West Virginia Dept. of Health & Human Resources, 181 F. Supp. 2d 639, 27 Employee Benefits Cas. 1593 (S.D. W. Va., Jan. 25, 2002)
  • McCutcheon v. Valley Rich Dairy, 81 F. Supp. 2d 657 (S.D. W. Va., Jan. 21, 2000) (No. Civ. A. 2:99-0926)
  • Gardner v. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc., 978 F. Supp. 667 (S.D. W. Va., Sept. 23, 1997) (No. Civ. A. 2:960423)

Publications

  • Editorial Advisory Board, Mental & Physical Disability Law Reporter, 2001-2005
  • Associate Editor, Age Discrimination in Employment Law Supplement, BNA 2006-2009
  • Contributing Author, "Age Discrimination in Employment," BNA 2006 Supplement
  • Coauthor, "Employment Law," West Virginia Continuing Legal Publication, 1998
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