Burr Boosts Labor & Employment Practice in Atlanta

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Atlanta, GA - Burr & Forman LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Jon M. Gumbel as a partner in the firm's Atlanta office and member of the Labor & Employment practice group. He was previously a partner at Ogletree Deakins.

Gumbel defends employers in regards to 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.

In response to Atlanta's growing need for experienced, results-oriented labor and employment representation, we are pleased to welcome Jon to the firm," said Erich Durlacher, managing partner of Burr & Forman's Atlanta office. "As Atlanta continues to grow as one of the nation's largest employment hubs, Jon's experience as a business partner and advocate will greatly benefit businesses with needs in this increasingly strict and complex area of law.

Gumbel has also been named one of America's Leading Attorneys for six consecutive years by Chambers USA. He has been active with the Human Resources Management Association in Gwinnett County, where he previously served as a legislative chairperson. He also chaired the annual Human Resources Management Association's Labor & Employment Law Seminar.

Gumbel earned his undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University, and his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

About Burr & Forman LLP
For over a century, Burr & Forman LLP's experienced legal team has served clients with local, national, and international interests in numerous industry and practice areas, ranging from commercial litigation and class actions to corporate transactions, including bankruptcy and restructurings. A Southeast regional firm with nearly 300 attorneys and nine offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee, Burr & Forman attorneys draw from a diverse range of resources to help clients achieve their goals and address their complex legal needs. For more information, visit the firm's website at www.burr.com.

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