Rosemary Alito is co-chair of K&L Gates’s 150-lawyer global labor, employment and workplace safety practice. She represents management in disputes involving employment law and employee benefit law issues. Ms. Alito defends employers in litigation, including class action litigation, relating to employment discrimination, wage and hour, wrongful termination, harassment and employee benefit plan terminations. She also counsels on workplace policies and compliance. Ms. Alito is an experienced litigator in trials and appeals in both state and federal courts. In 1999, the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey honored Ms. Alito with its Trial Bar Award for outstanding performance as a trial lawyer. She has served as lead counsel in the successful defense of class actions under ERISA and the LMRA involving multiple-employer welfare and pension trust funds, and trials of class actions challenging termination of retiree medical benefits. Her litigation experience in discrimination matters ranges from single-plaintiff cases to FLSA class actions and EEOC actions challenging company-wide and nation-wide policies.