Gregory V. Mersol

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Greg Mersol focuses on the resolution of class action and other complex employment disputes. He defends class action litigation on a wide variety of issues across the country. He is a frequent speaker and writer on issues involving class actions and the defense of class action disputes. He has been certified as an employment law specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association and has been designated a Master Bencher by the Cleveland Employment Inn of Court. In 2013, he was named by U.S. News & World Report as the "Lawyer of the Year" in Cleveland Employment Law, representing employers. Greg has been described by Chambers & Partners as a "brilliant trial lawyer" and praised for his "total unflappability" in high exposure cases.


Greg is a frequent speaker and writer on a wide range of employment topics and litigation. His recent presentations have included discussions on electronic discovery, employment class actions, employer defense strategy, and Internet use by employees. His writings include articles on class action litigation and related ethical issues, electronic discovery, and a book chapter on affirmative defenses in employment actions. In addition, Greg serves as the editor and a contributor for BakerHostetler’s Employment Class Action Blog, providing commentary on developments in employment class actions and litigation trends impacting employers.


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  • Greg has defended employers in class actions in state and federal courts on topics that include wage and hour disputes; independent contractor classification issues; race, sex, and age discrimination; public accommodations; constitutional claims; and employee benefits.
  • Has consulted extensively with employers on electronic discovery and retention issues, evaluation of electronic document retention protocols, retrieval of electronic data, document holds and the use, preservation, and production of electronic data in litigation.
  • Has assisted employers in termination and restructuring efforts, including preparation and coordination of separation pay plans, severance agreements, WARN Act compliance and related issues.

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