Heather Fox Vickles is a proactive and tactical trial lawyer who draws on her decades-long experience to advocate effectively and efficiently for employers in federal, state, and appellate courts and before government agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
A Chambers USA-recognized practitioner, Heather is a standout labor and employment litigator known for her extensive trial experience and her skill in leading trial teams. Heather has handled more than 100 employment cases in federal and state courts, trying 14 cases to verdict, with a win rate exceeding 85 percent. She has successfully litigated employment disputes ranging from bet-the-company multijurisdictional systemic pattern or practice cases pursued by the EEOC to single-plaintiff discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases. Heather represents employers across the nation — she has defended clients in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.
Practical and strategic, Heather identifies and implements creative, cost-effective solutions outside of the litigation process when a quick or discreet resolution best serves her clients’ interests.
Heather recently served as the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group leader. She is also a member of the Faculty of Federal Advocates and the Denver chapter of the Women Presidents’ Organization, and she is a regular commentator and speaker on employment-related legal issues.