As an active member of Sandberg Phoenix’s Labor and Employment Team, Timm brings over 20 years of litigation experience in representing employers and insurers throughout the United States in all facets of labor and employment matters. Timm provides an aggressive yet cost-effective defense for companies of all sizes in single action and class action employment litigation matters, including:
Timm also leads Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard, P.C.’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Risk Management Team. Timm has earned the esteemed designation of Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), a global organization dedicated to advancing the privacy and data protection industry. In his role, Timm coordinates and directs the establishment of cybersecurity multidisciplinary services by assisting clients in numerous industries in developing comprehensive strategies to address:
Timm represents individuals and organizations in complex litigation involving:
Timm’s primary goal for clients is litigation avoidance and to that end he works closely with clients in developing and implementing cost-effective employment, labor, and information management/privacy programs to ensure compliance with international, federal, and state employment and privacy laws. In doing so, Timm handles clients’ day-to-day legal needs including:
Timm also represents employers with their labor/union matters, including designing and implementing effective union avoidance and organizing campaigns, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, strike preparation assistance, and defeating secondary boycotts. He also has a broad range of experience in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, union arbitrations, and obtaining state and federal court injunctions.
Missouri Bar Association
Illinois Bar Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
International Association of Privacy Professionals
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
DRI Labor and Employment Practice Group
DRI Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Group
Joining Sandberg Phoenix as a Shareholder in 2013, Timm W. Schowalter serves as outside general counsel for many prominent businesses and specializes in labor and employment matters.
Timm’s primary goal is litigation avoidance and, to that end, he consults in developing and implementing cost-effective employment and labor compliance systems to ensure compliance with federal and state employment laws.
“I see myself as my client’s true business partner and enjoy creating strong personal and business relationships while providing pragmatic solutions to my client’s legal needs,” Timm says.
Timm routinely provides day-to-day counseling on a variety of employment and labor issues including employee leave of absences, wage and hour issues, union matters, and compliance with ADA, FMLA, WARN, OSHA, and federal and state employment discrimination laws. Also, Timm handles clients’ day-to-day legal needs including drafting personnel policies, employment contracts, executive compensation agreements, severance agreements, safety manuals, affirmative action plans, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, employee handbooks, and comprehensive training programs.