Mr. Gunderson concentrates his practice representing businesses, health care facilities, medical practices, and other small and large employers in matters involving general business litigation, employment litigation defense, and medical malpractice defense.  He also provides counsel and advice to businesses concerning all areas of employment law, and counsel and advice to hospitals and physician practices in matters concerning patient relations, regulatory compliance, and health care related employment matters.

Employment Law

Mr. Gunderson represents employers in a wide range of general business litigation and employment litigation matters in state and federal court, including defense of suits filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and other federal and local civil rights and employment rights statutes.

He also works closely with in-house counsel, HR professionals, and executive employees to advise them in all areas of employment law, including employee relations, human resource matters, international employment law, and compliance with the myriad of employment laws and regulations applicable in today’s workplace.  He has worked with clients in developing and revising company policies and employee handbooks, including developing anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, drug and alcohol testing policies, family and medical leave policies, overtime policies, and non-compete and confidentiality agreements.  He also works with companies advising them on litigation avoidance, investigating misconduct and corporate non-compliance, and limiting liability in all aspects of employment decisions from hiring to discharge.

He also provides advice and counseling to employers who employ, or are looking to employ, persons outside of the United States.   He is experienced in navigating international employment laws and guiding an employer through the national and local laws applicable to the particular country in which an international office or business is located.

Mr. Gunderson also advises and represents executive and upper-management employees in matters of hiring, discharge, negotiation of terms of separation and severance, non-compete and confidentiality matters, and executive compensation agreements.

Healthcare

Mr. Gunderson provides counsel and advice to hospitals and physician practices in matters concerning patient relations, patient privacy, medical records handling, HIPAA compliance, and other regulatory compliance matters.  He also works with hospitals and physician practices to advise them on employment matters specific to the health care setting.

He also represents hospitals and physicians in litigation and administrative proceedings in defense of claims of medical malpractice, violation of patient rights, and regulatory violations.

EDUCATION

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, magna cum laude
  • University of Maryland, College Park

 

 

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Tax Court

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

 

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • DC Defense Lawyers Association, President, 2011-2012
  • DC Defense Lawyers Association, Member Board of Directors, 2012-Present
  • Defense Research Institute

 

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

 

  • Alford v. Providence Hosp., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 101707 (D.D.C. 2014)
  • Alford v. Providence Hosp., 945 F. Supp. 2d 98 (D.D.C. 2013)
  • Alford v. Providence Hosp., 791 F. Supp. 2d 168 (D.D.C. 2011)
  • Hildrebrandt v. W.R. Grace & Co., 492 F. Supp. 2d 516 (D. Md. 2007)
  • Alexis v. Board of Educ. of Balt. Co., 286 F. Supp. 2d 551 (D. Md. 2003)