At Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete (pronounced "Kun-STAN-jee, Brooks, Smith, and Profit"), workplace law is what we do – but we’re not your typical national law firm. Our clients tell us there is “a soul to Constangy that is unique and refreshing, that’s not found with other firms.” For more than 75 years, our clients have appreciated our common-sense approach and our commitment to being a real partner in helping employers navigate the prickly legal and regulatory environments of the changing workplace. 

Today, we have more than 225 attorneys across 21 states, offering labor and employment services ranging from the defense of single and multi-plaintiff employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims to complex wage and hour litigation, workplace safety, and affirmative action compliance issues, as well as OSHA, to workers’ compensation, ERISA and employee benefits, immigration, and labor relations. In 2023, we added a dedicated cybersecurity and data privacy practice to further enhance our comprehensive services, reflecting our commitment to staying ahead of evolving challenges and safeguarding your business in the digital landscape.

Constangy represents a wide range of Fortune 500 corporations, small companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations across the country. Our attorneys are consistently rated among the best by sources including Chambers USA, Martindale-Hubbell, and The Best Lawyers in America®, and we are ranked as a Tier 1 firm by the Best Law Firms survey.

What Sets Us Apart

Our lawyers know each other. We like each other. Clients benefit from our agility and a financial structure that allows for cross-office teams with the best mix of lawyers to serve clients. The result is optimal responsiveness and consistent service across all locations.

Are we the biggest firm? No—and that’s by design. We have the depth and experience of our “BigLaw” colleagues, combined with the personal service and deep relationships of a smaller firm. In fact, while we have grown exponentially over the past decade, we have more than 800 clients who have been with us for even longer than that. We are a growing and vibrant firm, yet we respect the heritage and culture that has built us into a unified team providing common-sense, practical, and creative solutions that mitigate risk and help you achieve your business objectives.

We are also known for our commitment to diversity. Clients let us know that diverse teams are important to them—they want to work with lawyers of diverse backgrounds, because they believe such teams reflect their own evolving workforces—and, because lawyers looking through “a wider lens” actually bring more innovative ideas to the table.

Our lawyers are not clones. We come from various backgrounds in terms of geography, economic background, and ethnicity. Some of us are parents and sports fans, and former government agency professionals and prior HR managers. We are real people just like you and your employees.

What We Do

With a focus on labor and employment law, we have represented management exclusively since 1946. From Title VII to OSHA to ERISA and the NLRA, Constangy attorneys can help you keep policies up-to-date and your workplace running smoothly. We have a full range of experienced attorneys who can help you with everything from developing harassment and workplace safety policies or securing foreign worker visas, to protecting trade secrets and defending against wrongful discharge and discrimination claims. Our cybersecurity and data privacy attorneys offer a range of services for protecting your business-critical data from cyber threats, including compliance assessments, security risk evaluations, incident response planning and management, and adeptly handling class actions resulting from data breaches. 

From our roots in labor relations and manufacturing, to our recent work in helping employers understand the convergence of digital technology and security in the modern workplace—our capabilities cover all aspects of the evolving needs of organizations. 

National Presence

With more than 225 attorneys and a full complement of paralegal and support staff, Constangy has the ability to work wherever you need, whenever you need. In addition to bar admissions in more than half of the United States, our attorneys regularly appear with permission of the court in jurisdictions nationwide. We also have strong relationships with local counsel in many states, ensuring we can work with clients in locations across the country.

Firm Rankings & Accolades 

Professional Excellence

Our Mission

We are a national law firm of wonderfully diverse, talented individuals. We are down-to-earth, yet passionate, people who represent only management. For over 75 years, we have provided labor and employment services to our clients. In 2023, we expanded our offerings to include cybersecurity and data privacy services, recognizing the essential needs of every business. Through impeccable and consistent legal service, we strive to obtain the highest levels of success for our clients – success as our clients define it. We empower our lawyers and sustain a culture of trust, respect, and support for lawyers and staff alike. We appreciate the importance of being on the cutting edge of our profession and seek innovation in all areas of our business. Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP is a place where new ideas and solutions to challenges are encouraged, because we recognize how this enhances our performance and optimizes value for those we serve.

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