FordHarrison Names New Member of Executive Committee and Two New Office Managing Partners

Date   Jan 24, 2018

ATLANTA – FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Louis P. Britt, III has been elected to FordHarrison’s Executive Committee, the firm’s highest governing body, Eric Su has been named office managing partner of the firm’s New York office, and Johanna G. Zelman has been named office managing partner of the firm’s Hartford office. Ross A. Boughton was also recently announced as the new office managing partner of the firm’s San Francisco office. For more information on Ross, visit:

Louis Britt is the Regional Managing Partner for FordHarrison's Memphis, Nashville and Dallas offices. He concentrates his practice on employment litigation and advice, representing private and public employers in a broad range of employment matters. Louis handles employment discrimination and harassment cases (Title VII, ADA, ADEA and FMLA), wage/hour matters, enforcement and defense of restrictive covenants contained in employment agreements, and employment-related torts. He is experienced in complex and class action litigation, and has tried cases in state and federal courts across the country. Louis has extensive experience in public sector representation in both litigation and collective bargaining. Louis is a member of the Labor and Employment Section of the American Bar Association; the Labor Section of the Tennessee Bar Association (Chair, Executive Council, 2008-2009); and the Memphis Bar Association (Board of Directors, 2008-2009), Labor and Employment Section. He is a chapter editor for The Fair Labor Standards Act (ABA), and is a frequent speaker on employment law matters.  In recognition of his accomplishments, Louis was inducted as a Fellow in the National College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2010. For more information on Louis, visit:

Eric Su represents employers in employment disputes before federal and state courts, administrative agencies as well as in arbitrations and is the co-chair of the firm's Construction practice group. He often defends employers in class and collective litigation involving alleged underpayment of minimum wage, overtime and other wage claims. His practice mainly involves representing management in all aspects of labor and employment law, including investigations by federal and state labor departments; Davis-Bacon Act, Service Contract Act and state prevailing wage claims defense; defending and prosecuting restrictive covenant claims; counseling management in all facets of workplace fraud investigations; Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage law claims litigation; collective bargaining negotiations; unfair labor practice charges, union grievances, strikes, pickets, and other union-related issues; defense of union benefit fund compliance audits and underpayment claims; implementation of workplace policies; negotiation of general employment and separation agreements; management of reductions in force; defense of workplace harassment and discrimination claims; and defense of wrongful termination claims. For more information on Eric, visit:

Johanna Zelman’s unique background in health and mental care and in public sector work results in highly competent, in-depth and knowledgeable advice and representation for her clients. While she has represented a wide variety of private and public sector employers from various industries, Johanna has specific strength and hands-on experience in the health and mental health fields. Prior to her legal career, she worked for Harvard University’s affiliate hospitals, where she had direct contact with patients being treated for mental health disorders; she also managed large federally and privately funded grants. In addition, she worked at the Center for Children’s Advocacy in Hartford, Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Health Center Department of Community Medicine. Her passion for health care is extremely helpful when handling issues involving the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act and other behavioral or mental health issues arising in the employment setting. She also has a particular interest in LGBTQ rights. For more information on Johanna, visit: