Mr. Droke is a partner in the Labor and Employment and Ag/Cooperatives groups. He established LegalMine, Dorsey's state-of-the-art document review service. He was Dorsey & Whitney Partner of the Year in 2001. He previously served as a Co-Department Head for Labor and Employment, and Partner-in-Charge of the Seattle office. As a former operations and human resources executive, Mr. Droke provides practical, efficient advice and litigation support.
- Litigation Defense and Dispute Resolution: defend agricultural, cooperative, technology, financial, manufacturing, and other employers in litigation. Successfully resolve lawsuits effectively and efficiently, consistent with the company’s strategic objectives.
- Preventative Counseling: regularly advise companies on practical, thorough legal compliance, with a focus on employers' operational and strategic needs. Provide strategic advice and operational expertise to clients in support of their strategic direction.
- Union-Management Relations: Chief negotiator for collective bargaining agreements. Successfully obtained several mass picketing injunctions, defended arbitrations, and advised employers on NLRA compliance during strike to avoid 8(a)(5) and 8(a)(3) charges.
- Preventative Training: provide management training on all aspects of the law, including managing within the law, and fundamentals of effective leadership.