Two FordHarrison Partners Named 2016 "Legal Elite" by Georgia Trend Magazine

Date   Dec 2, 2016

Ford & Harrison LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, is pleased to announce that partners Geetha N. Adinata and Patricia G. Griffith have recently been named to Georgia Trend magazine's "Legal Elite" list for 2016. 

The selection process was rigorous. It began with notifying and inviting members of the Georgia Bar to name attorneys they hold in the highest regard or would recommend to others. The ballots were processed, checked and tabulated and the list of top vote-getters was further examined using membership status and practice histories provided by the Georgia Bar.

Geetha was recognized for her work in immigration law and leads FordHarrison’s Business Immigration practice group. 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 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 legal obligations arising in this context to ensure their compliance. Geetha received her J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law, cum laude, in 2005. 

Patricia was recognized for her work in labor and employment law. Patricia focuses her practice on employment litigation, including individual and class action discrimination and harassment cases, employment contracts, wage/hour claims, and other employment-related actions. She tries cases in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies and arbitrators. Patricia has substantial jury and class certification experience. She is adept at mediating disputes, reducing the likelihood of protracted litigation, and serves as an arbitrator for the State Bar of Georgia. She received her J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law, with honors, in 1982.