Sarah H. Lamar: Lawyer with HunterMaclean

Sarah H. Lamar

Partner
Savannah,  GA  U.S.A.
Phone912.236.0261

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Practice Areas

  • Employment
  • ERISA & Employee Benefits
  • Logistics
  • Government Relations
  • Immigration
 
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 9848, Savannah, GA, 31412-0048
 
University Yale University, B.A., History, 1988
 
Law SchoolEmory University School of Law, J.D., 1991
 
Admitted1991, Georgia; 1992, District of Columbia
 
Memberships 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals: Member of the Bar
Middle, Northern, and Southern Districts of Georgia: Member of the Bar
Northern District of Florida: Member of the Bar
Georgia Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
ALFA International: Board of Directors, Past Chair, 2009-2011; Employment Practice Group Steering Committee; Women's Initiative Practice Group, Founding Chair
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
Savannah Bar Association
Emory Law Alumni Association Board: Past Member
Georgia Legal Services Program: Board of Directors, Past Member
Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia Law Journal: Editorial Board, Past Member
Society for Human Resource Management: State Government Affairs Council, Co-Chair

 
Born1966
 
Biography

Sarah Lamar is a partner in the Firm's Savannah office and practices in the area of employment law. Sarah has experience representing employers in employment litigation in state and federal courts regarding discrimination and employment laws such as Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and Fair Labor Standards Act, among others. She also represents employers in breach of contract actions, including non-competes and tort claims, and in agency investigations brought by the U.S. and Georgia Departments of Labor, the EEOC, OFCCP, and U.S. ICE. She conducts in-house training for employers and advises clients on a variety of human resource issues, including their federal affirmative action and immigration law obligations.

Sarah is admitted to the bars of Georgia and the District of Columbia. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Georgia; the Northern District of Florida; and the District of Maryland. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Savannah Bar Association. She was previously chair of ALFA International, a global legal networking organization. She also serves on ALFA International's Employment Practice Group Steering Committee.

Sarah is co-author of the article “Interest Arbitration: Public and Private Sector,” published in the Wiley Employment Law Update by John Wiley & Sons (1994), and is a contributing author to the Employment Discrimination Law 1998 and 2000 Supplements. She is also a past member of the editorial board of the Georgia Bar Journal and has given numerous seminar presentations to businesses and human resource professionals on employment law, including Title VII, harassment, ADA, ADEA, reductions-in-force, FLSA, federal and state leave laws, privacy, defamation, workplace violence, and immigration law.

She received her B.A. in History from Yale University in 1988 and her J.D. from Emory University in 1991. At Emory, she served as senior notes and comment editor for the Emory International Law Review. Following law school, Sarah was a law clerk from 1991 to 1992 for the Honorable Richard B. Kellam, Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia.

Spotlight

Flying High: Firm Protects Gulfstream's Dispute Resolution Policy

One of Savannah's largest employers, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world's most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. HunterMaclean attorneys have worked with Gulfstream since it first moved to Savannah in 1967 with the encouragement and support of the late Malcolm R. Maclean, then a HunterMaclean partner and former Savannah mayor.

CLERKSHIPS

U.S. District Court: Eastern District of Virginia, The Honorable Richard B. Kellam

Recognition

Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business: Employment Law

Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America.

Best Lawyers in America: Labor and Employment Law, 2010-2015

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.

Georgia Super Lawyers: 2005

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

PUBLICATIONS

Employment Law Legislative Update First Quarter 2015

Attorney Sarah Lamar highlights recent changes in employment law in her 2015 first quarterly legislative update for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

President Obama's executive order on immigration: Part 2 of 2

Sarah Lamar continues her discussion on President Obama's executive order on immigration in Part 2 of this two-part series for the Savannah Morning News. In Part 2, she explores the elements of the new immigration plan that relate to businesses and high-skilled workers in particular.

President Obama's executive order on immigration: Part 1 of 2

In Part 1 of this two-part column, attorney Sarah Lamar reviews the provisions of President Obama's new immigration plan, which will allow up to 5 million undocumented aliens to remain and work in the United States by deferring their deportations for three years at a time.

PRESENTATIONS

How Do You Keep Your Employees Happy? Employment Considerations for Hospitality Industry

Presented by Sarah H. Lamar at the Savannah Area Tourism Leadership Council (TLC) Connection Luncheon on May 21, 2015.

Legal Awareness in the Workplace: From Hiring to Termination - Effective Employee Management

Presented by Sarah H. Lamar in Brunswick, Georgia, on May 19, 2015, as part of Georgia Southern University's series on Legal Awareness in the Workplace.

Employment Law for Businesses of Every Size

Presented by Sarah H. Lamar to clients of TJS Deemer Dana in its Savannah office on April 29, 2015, and in its Dublin office on May 6, 2015.

Legal Lunch & Learn: Employment Law for Businesses of Any Size

Presented by Sarah H. Lamar at the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce in Brunswick, Georgia, on March 5, 2015.

Legal Awareness in the Workplace: Georgia Employment Law

Presented by Sarah H. Lamar in Savannah, Georgia, on February 3, 2015, as part of Georgia Southern University's series on Legal Awareness in the Workplace.

Understanding Legislative & Regulatory Initiatives

Presented by Sarah H. Lamar at Employment LAW: 2014 Comprehensive Guide, a seminar by the National Business Institute, in Savannah, Georgia, on December 10, 2014.

Avoiding Wage and Hour Violations

Presented by Sarah H. Lamar at Employment LAW: 2014 Comprehensive Guide, a seminar by the National Business Institute, in Savannah, Georgia, on December 10, 2014.

Brunswick Chamber Lunch and Learn: Legal Checklist for Success as You Grow Your Business

A Lunch and Learn presented by David Burkoff and Sarah Lamar on October 16, 2014, at the Brunswick/Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce. The event was co-sponsored with the Chamber and the UGA Small Business Development Center.

Pre-Employment Screening and Behavior Forecasting: Risk Avoidance or Exposure to New Risk?

Sarah H. Lamar and Carson Bacon Penney participated as panelists in this ALFA International webinar on June 4, 2014.

Employment Law: Beyond the Basics

A Sterling Education seminar presented by Wade Herring, Shawn Kachmar, Sarah Lamar, and Rebecca Sczepanski on June 3, 2014, in Savannah, Georgia.

Live or Die - Summary Judgment, Motions to Dismiss, and Other Procedural Issues in Labor and Employment Litigation

Presented by Sarah H. Lamar at Nuts and Bolts of Labor and Employment Law, a seminar by the labor and employment law section of the Georgia Bar, on November 12, 2013.

Preparing for an OFCCP Audit

Presented at the Economic Research Services Annual Affirmative Action seminar in Orlando, Florida, on April 19, 2013, by Sarah H. Lamar.

FMLA / ADA / Workers Comp

Presented by Sarah H. Lamar at the HR Issues in the Workplace: First Time Supervisors training seminar sponsored by the Liberty & Long Country Employer Committee in Walthourville, Georgia, on October 24, 2012.

Employee Leave Issues

Presented by Sarah H. Lamar at the HR Issues in the Workplace: First Time Supervisors training seminar sponsored by the Liberty & Long Country Employer Committee in Walthourville, Georgia, on October 24, 2012.

Internal Investigations

Presented by Sarah H. Lamar at the HR Issues in the Workplace: First Time Supervisors training seminar sponsored by the Liberty & Long Country Employer Committee in Walthourville, Georgia, on October 24, 2012.

Leave and Anti-Discrimination Laws

Presented at the Employment Law Update in Georgia seminar in Savannah, Georgia, on October 23, 2012, by Sarah H. Lamar.

Immigration Issues

Presented at the Employment Law Update in Georgia seminar in Savannah, Georgia, on October 23, 2012, by Sarah H. Lamar.

Workplace Implications of Social Media

A seminar given by Sarah H. Lamar at the Savannah Area Tourism and Leadership Council (TLC) in Savannah, Georgia, on September 26, 2012.

Georgia Southern University Continuing Education Series

Sarah H. Lamar participated as a presenter.

Employee Leaves: How to Handle the Common Time-Off Scenarios that Come Up Again and Again

A webinar given by Sarah H. Lamar, sponsored by BLR (Business & Legal Resources) on June 28, 2010.

The NLRB and Labor Law: What All Employers Need to Know Now

A tele-seminar given by Sarah H. Lamar, sponsored by ALFA International on June 5, 2012.

Federal and Georgia Immigration Challenges for Public Employers

Presented for Clerks of Court in Richmond Hill, Georgia, on November 15, 2011, by Sarah H. Lamar.

Political Boot Camp

Presented for Georgia State SHRM conference on August 30, 2011, by Sarah H. Lamar.

ALFA International Client Seminars

Sarah H. Lamar spoke on the panels for sexual harassment (2000), employment litigation discovery (2006), ADEA (2007 and 2009), EPLI insurance (2008), and immigration law (2010).

Post-Layoff Dangers: Easing the Transition for Laid-Off Employees

A webinar given by Sarah H. Lamar, sponsored by BLR (Business & Legal Resources) on August 17, 2009.

Georgia Board of Workers' Compensation 2002 Annual Educational Seminar

Sarah H. Lamar participated as a presenter.

News

HunterMaclean Law Firm Ranked in Prestigious Chambers USA Guide 2015

HunterMaclean has been ranked in the Chambers USA Guide 2015, an exclusive annual listing of top law firms and lawyers in the United States. Chambers & Partners is widely considered the authority on rankings in the legal profession across the world.

Visit Savannah exceeds 2014 goals, looks to sustain tourism gains, names Sarah Lamar as board chair

HunterMaclean partner Sarah H. Lamar was named the new board chair of Visit Savannah at its first board meeting of the year. Visit Savannah is the destination marketing organization charged with promoting the Hostess City to travelers.

HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected For The Best Lawyers in America 2015

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 22 lawyers from the firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015.

HunterMaclean Announces Strategic Alliance with Hughes Public Affairs

HunterMaclean announces a strategic alliance with Hughes Public Affairs, a public affairs firm in Atlanta and Savannah.

25 HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America 2014

HunterMaclean is pleased to announce that 25 lawyers from the firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

Sarah H. Lamar Named Co-Chair of Georgia Society of Human Resource Management Governmental Affairs Committee

Partner Sarah L. Lamar recently joined the Georgia SHRM's Governmental Affairs Committee, which raises awareness of new laws, regulations and legislative initiatives across Georgia.

28 HunterMaclean Attorneys Among 'Best'

HunterMaclean, a business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, has announced that 28 lawyers from the firm were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013.

Record Number of HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America for 2012

HunterMaclean, a leading business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, recently honored a record 23 HunterMaclean attorneys by including them on this prestigious list of leading lawyers.

“We are delighted to have a record number of attorneys from our firm featured on this year's Best Lawyers in America list,” said Frank S. Macgill, HunterMaclean's managing partner. “This honor reflects hard work on the part of the firm's partners and associates.”

Record Number of HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America for 2011

The Best Lawyers in America for 2011, a confidential peer-review survey, recently honored a record 28 HunterMaclean attorneys by including them on this prestigious list of leading lawyers. Last year, 20 attorneys at HunterMaclean earned this top honor.

“We're delighted to have a record number of attorneys from our firm featured on this year's Best Lawyers in America list,” said Frank S. Macgill, HunterMaclean's managing partner. “Our attorneys work hard for our clients and it shows.”

Attorney Briefs: Sarah Lamar

Sarah H. Lamar, a partner at HunterMaclean in Savannah, Georgia, was elected chair of ALFA International.

Voice of Experience: Sarah Lamar

The Glass Hammer's Voices of Experience Series recently featured Sarah Lamar, a partner at Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn, P.C. and President of ALFA International, a global legal networking organization.

HunterMaclean Attorney Sarah H. Lamar Elected Chair of ALFA International

HunterMaclean partner Sarah H. Lamar was recently elected chair of ALFA International, one of the largest legal networks in the world, at the organization's annual meeting in Chicago. She recently completed a two-year term as vice chair and has previously served on ALFA International's Board of Directors and the Employment Practice Group Steering Committee.

Record Number of HunterMaclean Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America for 2010

The Best Lawyers in America for 2010, a confidential peer-review survey, recently honored a record 20 HunterMaclean attorneys by including them on this prestigious list of leading lawyers. Last year, 18 attorneys at HunterMaclean earned this top honor.

“We are delighted to have a record number of attorneys from our firm featured on this year's Best Lawyers in America list,” said John M. Tatum, HunterMaclean's managing partner. “Our attorneys work hard for our clients and it shows.”

Supreme Court Weighs Meaning of Retaliation

By Sarah H. Lamar, published on January 9, 2006, in The Business Report & Journal.

CLERKSHIPS

U.S. District Court: Eastern District of Virginia, The Honorable Richard B. Kellam

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce: Board of Directors; Executive Committee
Visit Savannah: Board of Directors, Chair; Executive Committee
Leadership Savannah: Class of 2000-2002
Savannah Area Tourism Leadership Council: Board of Directors; Executive Committee, Past Member
Historic Savannah Foundation: Board of Trustees, Secretary
Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc.: Board of Directors, Past Member

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Engagements: McKee et al. v. Citi Trends, Inc. (4-CV-982, M.D. Alabama): Favorable settlement of FLSA collective action. Old Town Trolley Tours Of Savannah, Inc. v. Jay Womble, Old Savannah Tours, LLC, and Coastline Travel, Inc. (6-2060-KA, Superior Court of Chatham County): Enforcement of restrictive covenant through obtaining injunctive relief and settlement with favorable terms. Clark v. St. Joseph's/Candler Health Systems, Inc. & The Matthew Reardon Center, Inc.: Summary judgment granted to Matthew Reardon Center on race/sex harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims, affirmed by the 11th Circuit 2007, cert. denied. Glisson v. Global Security Services, LLC (287 Ga. App. 640 2007): Struck down restrictive covenant, which lacked adequate consideration.
 
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