Stacey A. Campbell is an employment and commercial litigation trial lawyer. He has successfully first-chaired jury and judge tried trials throughout the US involving employment discrimination, ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act), breach of contract, non-compete and trade secrets, and personal injury.
He defends companies in employment discrimination cases based upon race, sex, sexual harassment, pregnancy, disability, national origin and age. He also advises clients on and litigates covenant not to compete and unfair competition cases across the U.S. His work in this area began years ago when Stacey served as temporary in-house counsel defending and prosecuting non-compete and trade secret cases for a medical device company.
He has also litigated Fair Labor Standards Act cases and regularly advises clients on FLSA issues, conducts audits on employer pay practices, and evaluates and assists companies with proper employee classification. Prior to practicing law, Stacey’s corporate work involved administering compensation for exempt and non-exempt employees; evaluating classified exempt and non-exempt positions, and advising management on various methods to avoid improper deductions for exempt employees. In addition to his employment litigation and counseling experience, Stacey has represented companies in labor disputes, labor arbitrations, and union contract development and negotiation. Stacey’s practical approach to employment litigation and counsel stems from his previous human resources experience and work in the legal department at a greeting card company and working as temporary in-house counsel for a medical device company.
Stacey is admitted to practice law in the states of Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Utah, and Wyoming; a host of federal district courts throughout the country; and the U.S. Supreme Court.
BOOKS & BOOK CHAPTERS
Stacey has been on the Board of Review of Associate Editors for: The Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, 2002-2007 editions, Labor Law: Managing Around Unfair Labor Practices; Covenants Not to Compete A State-by-State Survey, Seventh Edition; Tortious Interference in the Employment Context, a State-by-State Survey, Third Edition; Trade Secrets, a State-by-State Survey, Third Edition; and the Employee Duty of Loyalty, a State-by-State Survey, Fourth Edition.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
• Co-Founder – Colorado Diversity and Inclusion Think Tank (CDIT2), a corporate think tank focused on enhancing diversity and inclusion for Colorado companies
• Labor& Employment Council Chair – Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, 2014 – present
• Member, Board of Directors – Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, 2015 – present
• Organization Committee Member, ABA Labor & Employment Law Section Trial Institute, 2016 - present
• Colorado Supreme Court (Disciplinary) Hearing Board Member, 2012 – present
• Member, Board of Directors – Regis Jesuit High School, 2010 – 2016
• Founder, Executive Council LLC, a Denver-based African American executive organization
• Member, Board of Directors, and Executive Committee – National Employment Law Council (NELC), 2013 to present
• Vice President – National Employment Law Counsel, 2016 – present
• Co-Chair – NELC Annual Conference Committee, 2013 – present
• Co-Chair – National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), Labor & Employment PAC Events Subcommittee, 2015 – present
• Member, Sigma Pi Phi, Delta Eta Boule – 2016 to present
• Member, American Bar Association
• Former Co-chair, Equal Rights and Responsibility Committee, Non-competition Subcommittee – American Bar Association
• Member, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
• Appointed member, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
• Former Member, Board of Directors – American Red Cross of Greater Kansas City
• Former Member, Board of Directors – Youth Volunteer Corp of America
• Former Member, Board of Directors – Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
• Former Member, Board of Directors – O’Connor Inn of Court
• Former treasurer, Jackson County Bar Association; Former Chair, Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court, 2000-2001
• Former board member, Economic Development Council – Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
• Former chair, Equal Opportunity in the Legal Profession Committee, Labor and Employment Section – American Bar Association
• Former vice chair, Employment Litigation Subcommittee, Business Law Section – American Bar Association