- New Orleans
Thomas Hubert is a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group and a lead trial attorney for the trade secret non-compete team.
Since 1989, Thomas has practiced primarily in the area of labor and employment law, as well as in areas that fall under more traditional commercial claims. Specifically, he has focused on business and commercial litigation, and labor and employment (including commercial contracts, Unfair Trade Practices Act, Trade Secret Act, covenant not to compete agreements, defamation, errors and omissions for insurance agents and stock brokers, directors and officers, and defense of homeowners' associations and boards of directors) in jury and judge trials throughout the Southeast, as well as in proceedings before administrative agencies.
A majority of cases managed and handled by Thomas are pending throughout Louisiana, Texas, and Florida. Among the cases he has handled are multiple class action employment litigation, including race, sex, and Fair Labor Standards Act claims; individual discrimination claims; multimillion-dollar prosecutions of trade secret theft and enforcement of restrictive covenants; as well as claims of unlawful oppression of minority stakeholder, breach of fiduciary duty, and various cybersecurity protection cases.
Thomas is also a founder of and editor for the Trade Secret Insider, a legal blog committed to providing timely legal insights on trade secrets, non-competes, computer fraud, and data theft.
In addition to litigation, Thomas regularly assists management concerning union organizing drives, representation elections, unfair labor practice charges, arbitrations, collective bargaining negotiations, and EEOC charges, as well as training and counseling managers in employment relations and human resource administration, compliance with various labor and employment laws, and the avoidance of claims in general.