Ivo is an attorney in Obermayer’s Labor Relations & Employment Law Department. He focuses his practice on representing employers, including advising companies on how to handle employee issues, and defending employee claims when they are filed.
Ivo draws on his experience defending employee claims to anticipate potential areas of risk and make sure the client is aware of those risks. He and the client then collaboratively arrive at a solution that minimizes the risk of claims, while taking the needs of the business into account. Ivo’s goal in litigation is always to uncover all of the hidden strengths and weaknesses of both sides of the case as soon as possible, enabling his clients to make informed decisions.
As a litigator, Ivo aggressively defends his clients when an employee files a claim in state or federal court, in private binding arbitration, or before agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). His goal is to promptly assess the value of these claims and the client’s potential exposure.
When Ivo is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, camping and spending time outdoors, long-distance running, competing in triathlons, stand-up comedy, and playing guitar.
During the 2020 campaign, President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris announced a series of proposed changes to federal labor and employment laws that could swing the pendulum in a decidedly worker-friendly direction. The Biden-H...