A tenacious litigator, Mr. Woodworth represents clients in contract disputes, patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement, employment disputes and general civil disputes across the country. Having developed a reputation as a “closer,” clients turn to him for his ability to quickly find creative ways to resolve disputes, before they evolve into costly litigation.
For those situations where an early resolution cannot be achieved, Mr. Woodworth feels most at home in the courtroom, advocating for his clients. Most recently, he served on the trial team in U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. IXL Learning, Inc., Case No. 3:17-cv-02979-VC (N.D. Cal. 2018), which secured a jury verdict on behalf of IXL Learning, Inc., in defense of a retaliation lawsuit brought by the EEOC on behalf of a transgender employee in San Francisco.
Mr. Woodworth frequently advises corporate clients on employment matters, such as discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing, and retaliation; investigations; labor management relations; unfair competition, non-competition/non-solicitation, and trade secrets; privacy; and wage and hour matters. He also has extensive experience in managing complex electronic discovery.
Prior to joining Young Basile, Mr. Woodworth worked in the general counsel’s office for one of the largest paint and coatings manufacturers in the country, a Fortune 300 company.
Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2018-2020
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- Oakland County Bar Association
- Business Court Committee
- ADR Committee
- Ohio State Bar Association
- The State Bar of Michigan