Burr & Forman

Jon M. Gumbel

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  • J.D. with honors, University of Florida Levin College of Law (1986)
  • B.B. with honors, Western Illinois University (1982)
  • Human Resources Management Association of Gwinnett County, GA
  • Human Resources Management Association Labor & Employment Law seminar
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent© Peer Review Rating
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Labor and Employment (2022)
  • Chambers USA, Leading Practitioner in Labor & Employment (2008-2013, 2015)

Partner | Atlanta, GA

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Employer Advising, Policies & Training Employment Litigation Labor & Employment Labor Relations

Jon serves as a Partner in the firm's Labor & Employment Litigation practice group. His primary focus is on defending state and federal employment, administrative and litigation matters, as well as advising management on all aspects of employment law issues.

Additionally, Jon drafts, defends and prosecutes restrictive covenant agreements and regularly litigates restrictive covenant, trade secret, fiduciary duty and asset theft issues. He defends ERISA litigation including STD, LTD, life insurance, health insurance and subrogation claims. Jon represents employers in regards to traditional labor disputes which includes collective bargaining agreement negotiations, arbitrations and unfair labor practice charges.

Jon’s career includes previously serving as a Partner for Clark, Paul, Hoover & Mallard; Ford & Harrison LLP; Epstein, Becker & Green; and most recently, Ogletree Deakins. In addition to his extensive legal experience, Jon also has experience in sales, construction management and legal writing instruction.

Jon has given more than 60 professional presentations to various human resources, management and attorney groups on a wide variety of Labor & Employment law topics including drug testing, workplace harassment and discrimination, the FMLA, WARNA, the ADA, restrictive covenants, severance, discrimination, harassment, and workplace violence.

In addition to his professional involvement, Jon has been a football coach in his community for 10 seasons.