FordHarrison Adds Three New Associates

Date   Jan 25, 2018

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that three new associates, Jenna M. Goldman, Hartford; Garrett P. Buttrey, Nashville; and Brian N. McCracken, Spartanburg, have all joined the firm.

Jenna Goldman has extensive experience handling a large caseload of claims from initial factual development through post-hearing work. Prior to joining FordHarrison, Jenna served as a Senior Legal Associate for a national disability advocacy group. In this role she was responsible for conducting extensive reviews of client's records, drafting and submission of individualized pre-hearing memorandum for Administrative Law Judges, representing clients at hearings throughout the country, and directing and training staff and contract attorneys for hearings and case development tasks. While in law school, Jenna served as the Lead Articles Editor for the New England Journal of International and Comparative Law.

Prior to joining FordHarrison, Garrett Buttrey served as a legal intern and analyst for the HR Policy Association, a national public policy organization comprised of chief human resource officers from the largest companies in the U.S. and abroad. In this role, Garrett researched and drafted memoranda on labor and employment issues related to the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Council, and the U.S. Department of Labor. He also drafted amicus briefs on behalf of member companies and prepared policy briefs to support member companies' agendas. Garrett also has experience in legislature, having served as a legal intern for the U.S. House of Representatives House Committee on the Judiciary - Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice and as an intern in the Tennessee General Assembly for House Education Chairman Rep. Harry Brooks. While in law school, Garrett served as the Development Editor for the George Mason Law Review and was a member of the Federalist Society. 

Brian McCracken concentrates his legal practice on the representation of management in matters related to labor and employment law. Prior to becoming an associate at FordHarrison, Brian served as a law clerk and was responsible for drafting court documents and position statements in employment discrimination matters and researching issues related to the ADA, FMLA, Title VII, and other aspects of labor and employment law. He also previously held a law clerkship position with a national HR outsourcing company where he reviewed contracts and worked with corporate counsel on projects related to the human resources services. During law school, Brian was awarded the Jack M. Knight Memorial Scholarship and was the Events Chair for the Duke Business Law Society.