FordHarrison Names New Partners in Atlanta, Washington, DC and Tampa

Date   Feb 21, 2013

FordHarrison LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, is pleased to announce that four of the firm's attorneys have been named partner. Geetha N. Adinata and Raanon Gal in the firm's Atlanta office, Anessa Abrams in the firm's Washington, DC office and Lavern J. Wilson in the firm's Tampa office, were named partners to the firm effective January 1, 2013.

"We are proud of this outstanding and diverse group of new partners and are pleased to acknowledge that three of these attorneys actually started their careers at FordHarrison, said Lash Harrison, FordHarrison's Firm Managing Partner. "Please join me in congratulating them on their success within the firm."

 Geetha Adinata is a member of the Business Immigration group in Atlanta. She concentrates her practice on all facets of business immigration and I-9 and E-Verify compliance. With respect to business immigration, she works with local, national, and multinational companies to develop strategies to meet their short-term and long-term needs for foreign workers. She also works closely with management to evaluate temporary and permanent work options for foreign workers, develops streamlined processes for companies to bring in foreign workers, and develops proactive strategies for overcoming potential issues and risks before they arise, and advises management on corporate obligations arising in this context to ensure their compliance. Geetha received her J.D., cum laude, from University of Florida College of Law in 2005.

 Raanon Gal focuses his practice on defending employers in employment discrimination, FMLA, wage and hour, harassment and wrongful termination litigation. He has represented clients in a variety of industries and has provided representation under Employment Practice Liability Insurance arrangements. He also has experience in representing clients concerning cases involving non-compete agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, employment/business torts and wage and hour litigation. His practice also encompasses all areas relating to the counseling, training and representation of management clients in federal and state courts, as well as before state and local agencies. Raanon received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2004.

Anessa Abrams represents employers in labor and employment matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. Her practice ranges from issues arising under the National Labor Relations Act to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, and non-compete matters. She assists employers in drafting employment policies and handbooks and counsels corporate executives and managers on the myriad of issues that arise in the employer-employee relationship, including classification issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act, leave requests, employee terminations, and layoffs. She has also investigated allegations of inappropriate workplace conduct, and has conducted training sessions for managers and supervisors on EEO issues. Anessa received her J.D., with honors,  from George Washington University Law School in 1995.
Lavern Wilson concentrates her practice on defending employers in discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, whistle-blower, retaliation, employment/business torts and wrongful termination litigation, in both state and federal courts. She represents employers in defending charges of discrimination before the EEOC, state and local human rights commissions. Lavern also has experience in representing employers in a variety of industries, including airline, banking, cable installation, correction, healthcare, insurance, retail, restaurant, and not-for-profit industries. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law in 2006.