Gary is an associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group. He represents employers in a broad range of employment matters arising under federal and state law, including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and requests for medical leave. He also has experience in defending employers in mediation and settlement conferences in addition to proceedings initiated with federal agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board.
Moreover, Gary has significant experience with matters involving restrictive covenants, including non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements. Gary successfully represented an employer in one of the first cases to apply Georgia's new law regarding restrictive covenants. He also has significant experience in cases involving other business-related disputes, including misappropriation of trade secrets and other confidential information, breaches of fiduciary duty, and other forms of unfair competition stemming from employment relationships.
In addition to his litigation experience, Gary routinely advises employers on all areas of employment-related law, including, employment contracts and severance agreements, matters arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and employee handbooks and policies.
Presentations and Publications
Presenter, "How to Hire a Competitor's Employees and Avoid Legal Pitfalls," Troutman Sanders LLP Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, October 11, 2012.
Contributor, "Risky Business: The Dangers of Overbroad Confidentiality Agreements," Employment & the Law, Spring 2012
Contributor, "Does Title VII Prohibit Immigration-Based Discrimination? Seventh Circuit Court Of Appeals Says 'No,'" Employment & the Law, Summer 2012.
Contributor, "A Brave New World: EEOC GINA Regulations With Tips for Employer Compliance," Troutman Sanders LLP Advisory, April, 2011.
Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2011-present
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