Managing Partner: Allen J McKenna
Number of partners: 79
Number of other lawyers: 77
Languages: Arabic, Belarussian, Dutch, English, Farsi, French, German, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindu, Italian, Japanese, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Ukranian
Founded in Atlanta in 1978, FordHarrison is a labor and employment law firm with a national practice in all aspects of labor and employment law. With 26 offices and three affiliate firms in key US markets, FordHarrison provides employers with sound legal advice, practical counseling and excellent client service. The firm’s domestic capabilities are complemented by its membership in Ius Laboris, a global labor and employment attorney alliance with coverage in more than 50 countries. FordHarrison is the sole US member firm of the Ius Laboris alliance which is the largest group of independent employment law practitioners worldwide. FordHarrison is committed to providing assistance to employers in the US and abroad to allow its management teams to successfully deal with increased litigation, government agency investigations, collective bargaining or union organizing drives by helping to provide the necessary knowledge and insight to deal with these issues.
FordHarrison has a long-standing commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace as they are the pathways to employee success and fulfillment. The firm also believes that including the diverse perspectives of attorneys from various backgrounds is integral to delivering the best possible service to its clients. FordHarrison received a national tier one ranking in the 2020 edition of US News — Best Lawyers list of ‘Best Law Firms’ in employment law — management, labor law — management, and litigation — labor and employment. The firm also received 25 ‘Metropolitan First-Tier Rankings’ for a variety of practice areas in ten US cities, as well as eight ‘Metropolitan Second-Tier Rankings’ in five US cities. Earlier this year, Best Lawyers selected 47 FordHarrison attorneys for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Main Areas of Practice:
FordHarrison concentrates its practice on all areas related to labor and employment law, including global employment law; employment litigation; employment contracts, handbooks and policies review and development; HR services, including preventive advice and training; wage and hour compliance and litigation; trade secrets and restrictive covenants; labor relations; affirmative action compliance and plan development; employee benefits including Affordable Care Act compliance; executive compensation; business immigration and global mobility; occupational safety and health; governmental compliance; alternative dispute resolution; class action litigation; and unfair competition.