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Burr & Forman LLP - Labor & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong, full-service labor and employment team with standout expertise in traditional union-related labor matters and an active and accomplished litigation practice. Noted for its activity in the manufacturing and automotive industries, representing a number of internationally renowned clients. Extensive experience dealing with OSHA and EEOC matters. Recognized for its expertise in union avoidance campaigns and complex employment law disputes.

Strengths Sources say: "They are exceptional. They are incredibly responsive and the advice is excellent."

"It's great working with them. They are very responsive; they make you feel like your company is a priority," says a client.

Work highlights Successfully represented Mercedes-Benz in an employment dispute against multiple unions resulting in the formulation of new evaluative legal tests and reversal of a holding by the National Labor Relations Board.

Defended the City of Mobile against race discrimination and retaliation claims brought by a former employee.

Notable practitioners

Noted for his experience representing employers in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and OSHA investigations, John Coleman is described by sources as "responsive, knowledgeable and helpful." A client reports that "his legal advice, guidance and defense of suits has been excellent."

Michael Lucas is noted for his work advising on employment litigation in both state and federal courts, including in high-stakes class actions and collective action cases. Cited for his "excellent client service," sources state that Lucas "understands clients and gets good results."

Marcel Debruge has expertise in training management, developing strategies to help employers remain union-free, and conducting campaigns to respond to union organizing. Clients say he is "highly efficient, committed to our goals and results-oriented."

Bryance Metheny is recognized for his experience in class action defense. Clients consider him "a partner in our business."

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Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C. - Labor & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded labor and employment practice with particular strength in union matters, including union avoidance. Noted for its sophisticated understanding of issues in the manufacturing, energy and healthcare sectors. Advises on regulatory compliance and training franchises, as well as representing clients in EEOC and class action cases. Acts on regional and national matters.

Strengths Sources say: "They provide an outstanding service to us. They understand our business and help us get good results."

"They are timely in their responses and reactions, and I find them to be very informed on the subject matter relating to personnel law," says a client.

Work highlights Defended Allstate Insurance in a nationwide ERISA action in which plaintiffs sought class status for a class of 12,000 retirees.

Represented RBAG in multiple lawsuits asserting systemic challenges to its compensation system in Louisiana.

Notable practitioners

Richard Lehr is expert in handling complex labor matters such as union campaigns and labor negotiations across multiple states. Interviewees state that Lehr is "extremely personable" and that his "responsiveness is unparalleled."

David Middlebrooks is a renowned litigator who has obtained a substantial number of verdicts favorable to employers at trial and on appeal. Sources consider him "an excellent communicator" and appreciate his responsiveness.

Albert Vreeland is an experienced litigator who handles a range of employment disputes. He works with clients from a range of sectors including insurance, automotive and healthcare.

Michael Thompson works with employers on benefits and immigration issues. Clients say: "He has an excellent bedside manner, he is very professional and never loses sight of what is best for the company."

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Littler Mendelson, PC - Labor & Employment Department

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What the team is known for Full-service labor and employment practice with a diverse client base consisting of educational and financial institutions, manufacturers and healthcare providers, among others. Sought after for its assistance on complex employment matters that go to trial. Expertise covers OSHA, sexual harassment claims and race discrimination suits. Can leverage the strength of a network of national and international offices.

Strengths Sources describe the firm as "top notch" and recommend the lawyers for their "terrific expertise" in labor and employment law.

Notable practitioners

Jay St Clair brings over 30 years of experience to employment disputes and often works on discrimination, harassment and relation claims. Sources say he is "an outstanding attorney" who "knows our company and understands our operations."

Sources say Charles Powell "makes himself available at all hours" and is "excellent in following complex scenarios and quickly understands the situation." He is best known for his work with employers and advises on matters such as disability and gender discrimination claims.

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Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, representing management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serving as a single-source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for more than 75 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing member entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms. For more information visit littler.com.



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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP - Labor & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Represents a diverse client list, including major players in the education, healthcare, manufacturing and aerospace sectors. Litigation experience covers discrimination, white-collar crime and wrongful termination claims. Also handles traditional labor disputes and is well versed in regulatory employment matters. Experienced in handling mediations and arbitrations.

Strengths Sources say the team is "very responsive and easy to work with."

Clients say they are "very versed in the subject" area.

Work highlights Defended the Shelby County Board of Education against a former employee alleging breach of contract and defamation.

Counseled Southern Pipe & Supply on a case brought by a former employee alleging harassment and race discrimination, among other claims.

Notable practitioners

John Hargrove handles a range of matters, including discrimination and noncompete claims. Clients describe working with him as "an excellent experience" and appreciate his "valued input and practical advice."

Anne Yuengert is noted for her work on employment disputes and often advises clients in the education, healthcare and manufacturing sectors. Sources say she is "one of the most detail-oriented and meticulous people we have ever met" and note: "We have been very successful because of her."

Matthew Miller "understands the customer's needs and desired outcomes, while working within the company's philosophy," reports one source. He is adept at handling employment litigation, including wage and hour, ERISA and OSHA disputes.

About the Team (content provided by Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP)

Bradley’s Labor and Employment Practice Group provides public and private employers with the comprehensive labor and employment legal counsel needed to help maximize the competitiveness, productivity, and efficiency of their modern workforces. Our clients rely on us when they face high-stakes, large-scale, and multi-plaintiff claims with the potential to seriously disrupt operations and profitability.

Our industry experience is vast and includes representation of national, regional, and local employers, from large corporations to small businesses, as well as all types of government entities, including statewide agencies and local school systems. Bradley attorneys defend employers across the southeast and beyond in federal and state courts, as well as before mediators and arbitrators nationwide. We also have extensive experience with advocating for clients before the EEOC, OSHA, OFCCP, NLRB, and other government agencies.

We have achieved client successes in the full spectrum of sophisticated employment claims and issues, including wage and hour, misclassification, investigations, FLSA, ADA, ADEA, Title VII, retaliation, discrimination, wrongful termination and harassment, noncompete agreements, whistleblower actions, labor relations, and much more.

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Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. - Labor & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Experienced labor and employment practitioners with a particularly strong niche in the financial services market, where it represents several major investment banks. Sector expertise also covers education, retail and manufacturing. Advises on a range of employment matters from noncompete and trade secret issues to discrimination cases of all types. Represents clients in both litigation and arbitration.

Strengths Clients highlight the team's "excellent service" and note they are "great to work with."

Work highlights Successfully represented Raymond James in a FINRA arbitration filed by a former independent financial adviser asserting claims of defamation, among others.

Defended AIG in a dispute alleging wrongful termination, trade secrets and employee-poaching claims.

Notable practitioners

Stephen Brown has substantial expertise in class action litigation, with particular experience in discrimination and wage and hour disputes. Sources value that he "stays current with what we do and our needs."

Carole Miller is recognized for her management-side work with clients from the financial services industry. Sources say she is "a dynamite lawyer" who is "knowledgeable, effective and puts people at ease."

Janell Ahnert is "responsive to our needs" and "knows what we want before we say it," reports one impressed client. Her expertise covers wage and hour cases.

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Maynard, Cooper & Gale P.C. - Labor & Employment Department

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What the team is known for Versatile practice group that continues to demonstrate its effectiveness handling matters relating to the ADA and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Typical clients include major players in a range of sectors, including healthcare, education, mining and IT. Advises on a full range of labor and employment law issues in the state and nationally. Also represents clients before arbitrators.

Strengths "They deliver the highest-quality legal services with responsiveness and efficiency," says a source.

A client reports: "They are really accessible; I get a call back even if they are on vacation."

Work highlights Advised Dow Corning of Alabama on a single-plaintiff age discrimination and disability discrimination case based on claims by a former administrative associate.

Represented Protective Life in a race discrimination suit.

Notable practitioners

With over 40 years' experience, Chris Mitchell is renowned for his representation of clients in labor, EEO and employment cases, particularly in union matters. He has extensive experience working with clients from a host of industries.

David Smith is an experienced litigator who regularly handles noncompliance, discrimination and breach of contract cases. Sources praise Smith for his "pragmatic approach to complex problems" and state that he does a "fantastic job in providing well-balanced advice."

Matthew Stiles is particularly active in employment litigation, labor relations, employee benefits and executive compensation matters. Peers describe him as a "very good employment litigator with a good knowledge of healthcare regulation in the benefits arena."

Noted for his representation of clients in wage and hour disputes and federal discrimination litigation, Warren Lightfoot is described by sources as "extremely responsive and practical." He is also experienced in securities litigation.

John Holmes is noted for his defense of clients in FMLA, FLSA and Title VII disputes, among others. Clients state that he "gives us workable solutions" and "quick responses."

Stephanie Houston Mays is "a pleasure to work with" and "well versed in employment matters," according to sources. Her expertise spans disability and age discrimination cases.

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC - Labor & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Sizable national firm of labor and employment specialists, with a well-established Birmingham office. Particularly strong client base in the higher education market. Well versed in traditional labor matters, assisting clients with union collective bargaining and in a range of disputes. Regularly handles defense work against OFCCP claims.

Strengths Clients report: "They are phenomenal. They do fantastic work and get great results."

"They are one of the best legal firms I've dealt with. They are very responsive and have the depth that we need," says a source.

Work highlights Represented International Paper in a dispute with the OFCCP regarding allegations of hiring and compensation discrimination.

Acted for Warren Distribution against Title VII and state law claims resulting in a dismissal of the case.

Notable practitioners

A leader in the labor market for over 40 years, Peyton Lacy often advises on traditional labor and appellate matters. He works with clients from the food and beverage sector, among others.

James Pennington is noted for his experience in employment litigation, traditional labor and higher education matters. Clients say he is "the consummate professional" who is "knowledgeable, easy to work with" and has "good instincts."

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We are the largest office of any boutique labor and employment law firm in Alabama, serving clients across the state, from Mobile to Huntsville, from Dothan to the Shoals, with lawyers who exclusively practice workplace law, largest number among all firms in Alabama.

Our attorneys handle not only employment discrimination litigation, but also union campaigns, labor negotiations and arbitrations,benefits litigation, affirmative action, government contractor compliance,unfair competition/trade secret litigation, and workplace safety and health matters including OSHA and MSHA compliance and litigation.

We also have employee benefits counsel in response to client demand – the only one of the three international labor and employment boutiques in Birmingham with full-time employee benefits counsel.

Our lawyers’ experience ranges from six to more than 50 years, allowing efficient and appropriate-level staffing. We are also known for efficient use of paralegals for investigative and analytical work and for employing some of the best trained and experienced paralegals anywhere.

Our affirmative action/government contracting practice is unique in Alabama. We have lawyer and non-lawyer professionals (including data analysts) in Birmingham who provide affirmative action services to government contractors. No other firm in Alabama has this capability.

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Balch & Bingham LLP - Labor & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noted for its excellent industry knowledge and an enviable list of clients in the higher education and utilities sectors. Frequently represents clients in contentious trade secret and discrimination matters, particularly in regard to FMLA claims, and also advises clients on labor regulation and compliance. Also adept at handling student hazing issues and faculty disputes.

Strengths "They provide an excellent work product at a reasonable cost. They are very client oriented and always available," says a client.

Work highlights Acted as lead defense counsel for a manufacturing company on a 12-plaintiff harassment case.

Worked with a poultry processor in a case filed by a competitor and former employer alleging claims of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, among others.

Notable practitioners

Practice chair Jeff Starling has considerable experience representing clients in the energy and transportation industries on matters relating to trade secrets, employment claims and noncompete cases. Peers regard him as "a very fine lawyer."

Douglas Kauffman advises on all aspects of employment law, including immigration and disability issues. He often works with those in the regulated energy and banking industries.

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Jackson Lewis P.C. - Labor & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Broad labor and employment practice handling a steady diet of wage and hour, noncompete and FMLA mandates. Also frequently defends clients against EEOC and OFCCP claims. Widely recognized for its excellent integration with other Jackson Lewis teams across the USA.

Strengths Sources are impressed by the firm's "strong client service mentality" and describe it as "extremely responsive."

Notable practitioners

Tammy Baker is described by sources as an "amazing collaborator and partner" who "tailors her advice to the business's needs." She is experienced in handling class action cases, among other matters.

Thomas Davis regularly tackles wage and hour claims on behalf of a range of clients. Sources highlight his ability to give "real and practical advice."

Shannon Miller advises on the full spectrum of employment disputes. Her expertise spans multiplaintiff and class action claims.

About the Team (content provided by Jackson Lewis P.C.)

Jackson Lewis P.C. is a law firm with more than 850 attorneys in major cities nationwide serving clients across a wide range of practices and industries. Having built its reputation on providing premier workplace law representation to management, the firm has grown to include leading practices in the areas of government relations, healthcare and sports law. The firm’s commitment to client service, depth of expertise and innovation draws clients to Jackson Lewis for excellent value-driven legal advice.


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Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP - Labor & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-established boutique of experienced labor and employment practitioners, with significant clients in the healthcare, automotive and retail sectors, among others. Broad expertise covers the design and creation of employee benefit packages, compliance plans and negotiating with government agencies. Adept at handling ERISA-related matters.

Strengths "They are a high-quality team that provides excellent value for the money. They do a great job of identifying the legal risks of any particular case and then advising the best course of action," says a client.

Notable practitioners

Richard Brown is recognized for his work with unions, such as decertification drives, deauthorization proceedings, initial bargaining agreements and renewal agreements. Sources praise him for his "incredible depth of knowledge."

Dana Thrasher has a specialty in ERISA and is well regarded for her work on matters such as retirement plans, nonqualified plans and benefits. Sources describe her as "a very good employee benefits lawyer."

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Senior Statesperson

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

A leader in the labor market for over 40 years, Peyton Lacy often advises on traditional labor and appellate matters. He works with clients from the food and beverage sector, among others.

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Senior Statesperson

Maynard, Cooper & Gale P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

With over 40 years' experience, Chris Mitchell is renowned for his representation of clients in labor, EEO and employment cases, particularly in union matters. He has extensive experience working with clients from a host of industries.

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Burr & Forman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Noted for his experience representing employers in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and OSHA investigations, John Coleman is described by sources as "responsive, knowledgeable and helpful." A client reports that "his legal advice, guidance and defense of suits has been excellent."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Lehr is expert in handling complex labor matters such as union campaigns and labor negotiations across multiple states. Interviewees state that Lehr is "extremely personable" and that his "responsiveness is unparalleled."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

David J Middlebrooks

Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

David Middlebrooks is a renowned litigator who has obtained a substantial number of verdicts favorable to employers at trial and on appeal. Sources consider him "an excellent communicator" and appreciate his responsiveness.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Watterson & Singer PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Fern Singer of Watterson & Singer PC is a celebrated mediator who has extensive experience in mass torts, often centered on discrimination and civil rights claims. "If anyone can settle a case, it's Fern," say sources.

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Band 1

Littler Mendelson, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Jay St Clair brings over 30 years of experience to employment disputes and often works on discrimination, harassment and relation claims. Sources say he is "an outstanding attorney" who "knows our company and understands our operations."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Brown has substantial expertise in class action litigation, with particular experience in discrimination and wage and hour disputes. Sources value that he "stays current with what we do and our needs."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Hargrove handles a range of matters, including discrimination and noncompete claims. Clients describe working with him as "an excellent experience" and appreciate his "valued input and practical advice."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Burr & Forman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Lucas is noted for his work advising on employment litigation in both state and federal courts, including in high-stakes class actions and collective action cases. Cited for his "excellent client service," sources state that Lucas "understands clients and gets good results."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Carole Miller is recognized for her management-side work with clients from the financial services industry. Sources say she is "a dynamite lawyer" who is "knowledgeable, effective and puts people at ease."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

James C Pennington

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

James Pennington is noted for his experience in employment litigation, traditional labor and higher education matters. Clients say he is "the consummate professional" who is "knowledgeable, easy to work with" and has "good instincts."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Charles A Powell IV

Littler Mendelson, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources say Charles Powell"makes himself available at all hours" and is "excellent in following complex scenarios and quickly understands the situation." He is best known for his work with employers and advises on matters such as disability and gender discrimination claims.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Maynard, Cooper & Gale P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

David Smith is an experienced litigator who regularly handles noncompliance, discrimination and breach of contract cases. Sources praise Smith for his "pragmatic approach to complex problems" and state that he does a "fantastic job in providing well-balanced advice."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Jeff Starling III

Balch & Bingham LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Practice chair Jeff Starling has considerable experience representing clients in the energy and transportation industries on matters relating to trade secrets, employment claims and noncompete cases. Peers regard him as "a very fine lawyer."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Arnold W Umbach III

Starnes Davis Florie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Arnold Umbach of Starnes Davis Florie LLP works on matters such as discrimination claims and labor union matters. A client says: "I can count on him to always give me honest and straightforward answers."

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Band 2

Albert L Vreeland

Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Albert Vreeland is an experienced litigator who handles a range of employment disputes. He works with clients from a range of sectors including insurance, automotive and healthcare.

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Band 2

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Anne Yuengert is noted for her work on employment disputes and often advises clients in the education, healthcare and manufacturing sectors. Sources say she is "one of the most detail-oriented and meticulous people we have ever met" and note: "We have been very successful because of her."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Jackson Lewis P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Tammy Baker is described by sources as an "amazing collaborator and partner" who "tailors her advice to the business's needs." She is experienced in handling class action cases, among other matters.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Brown is recognized for his work with unions, such as decertification drives, deauthorization proceedings, initial bargaining agreements and renewal agreements. Sources praise him for his "incredible depth of knowledge."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Jackson Lewis P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Davis regularly tackles wage and hour claims on behalf of a range of clients. Sources highlight his ability to give "real and practical advice."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Burr & Forman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Marcel Debruge has expertise in training management, developing strategies to help employers remain union-free, and conducting campaigns to respond to union organizing. Clients say he is "highly efficient, committed to our goals and results-oriented."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Douglas B. Kauffman

Balch & Bingham LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Douglas Kauffman advises on all aspects of employment law, including immigration and disability issues. He often works with those in the regulated energy and banking industries.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Matthew Miller"understands the customer's needs and desired outcomes, while working within the company's philosophy," reports one source. He is adept at handling employment litigation, including wage and hour, ERISA and OSHA disputes.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Maynard, Cooper & Gale P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Matthew Stiles is particularly active in employment litigation, labor relations, employee benefits and executive compensation matters. Peers describe him as a "very good employment litigator with a good knowledge of healthcare regulation in the benefits arena."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Janell Ahnert is "responsive to our needs" and "knows what we want before we say it," reports one impressed client. Her expertise covers wage and hour cases.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Sydney F Frazier Jr

Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal

From the Chambers USA guide

Sydney Frazier of Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal is  "an excellent attorney" who handles a range of labor and employment matters. He offers services in training programs, among other areas.

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Band 4

Warren B. Lightfoot Jr

Maynard, Cooper & Gale P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Noted for his representation of clients in wage and hour disputes and federal discrimination litigation, Warren Lightfoot is described by sources as "extremely responsive and practical." He is also experienced in securities litigation.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Burr & Forman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Bryance Metheny is recognized for his experience in class action defense. Clients consider him "a partner in our business."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Jackson Lewis P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Shannon Miller advises on the full spectrum of employment disputes. Her expertise spans multiplaintiff and class action claims.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Thompson works with employers on benefits and immigration issues. Clients say: "He has an excellent bedside manner, he is very professional and never loses sight of what is best for the company."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Dana Thrasher has a specialty in ERISA and is well regarded for her work on matters such as retirement plans, nonqualified plans and benefits. Sources describe her as "a very good employee benefits lawyer."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Waggoner chairs the practice group at Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC and is experienced in handling employment matters at the Supreme Court level. Peers consider him a "well-rounded, smart lawyer" who "rises to the occasion."

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Up and Coming

Maynard, Cooper & Gale P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

John Holmes is noted for his defense of clients in FMLA, FLSA and Title VII disputes, among others. Clients state that he"gives us workable solutions" and "quick responses."

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

Stephanie Houston Mays

Maynard, Cooper & Gale P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephanie Houston Mays is "a pleasure to work with" and "well versed in employment matters," according to sources. Her expertise spans disability and age discrimination cases.

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

Starnes Davis Florie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Breanna Young of Starnes Davis Florie LLP is "a rising star" who "does excellent work," report commentators. She focuses on labor and employment law and regularly works with healthcare clients.

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