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Employment Law Daily Advisory Board

The Employment Law Daily Advisory Board is an exclusive board of distinguished members of the labor and employment law community. The Advisory Board was formed in support of Employment Law Daily, a superior daily labor and employment law news and case update service, offering daily emails, access to an online searchable database and breaking news alerts.

Employment Law Daily Advisory Board Members:

  • Will Anthony, Partner
    Jackson Lewis LLP
    Hartford, CT

    Will AnthonyWill Anthony is a Partner in the Hartford, Connecticut office of Jackson Lewis LLP. Will is the Chair of the firm’s Class Action and Complex Litigation Practice Group. He served on the Firm’s Management Committee for the past four years and served as Managing Partner of the firm’s Hartford office from 2000-2008. He is a member of the State Bar of Connecticut. He co-authored “What to do When Workers Can’t Work”, (New Jersey Law Journal, April 11, 1994), “Defending claims of Retaliatory Discipline” (Connecticut Law Tribune, April 19, 2004), “Potential Disaster: The Employee Blogger” (Connecticut Law Tribune, January, 2007), “The Danger of Bringing Stereotypes to Work” (Connecticut Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Quarterly, Spring 2007), and “Be Careful When Reining in Social Media Use” (Connecticut Law Tribune, October 25, 2010). Will is a past President of the Connecticut Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity. In both 2006 and 2007, he was designated a “Connecticut Super Lawyer”, and in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 a “New England Super Lawyer”. Most recently, Will was listed in the 2010 and 2011 Chambers USA Legal Guide as a “Leader in his Field”. He was also given the Hartford Business Journal’s Leadership in Diversity Award in 2010. Mr. Anthony concentrates his practice on employment litigation, including class actions, and preventive counseling.
  • Cathy J. Beveridge, Shareholder
    Fowler White Boggs P.A.
    Tampa, Florida

    Cathy J. BeveridgeCathy is a shareholder in the Employment and Immigration Practice at Fowler White Boggs P.A.  She has experience in management representation in federal and state discrimination litigation, employee benefits litigation (ERISA), union/management matters, minimum and overtime wage issues, OSHA investigations and general personnel matters.  Ms. Beveridge is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Florida Bar and is AV Preeminent peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  She received her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Georgia and her J.D. from Emory University.
  • Chris Bourgeacq, General Attorney – Labor/HR
    AT&T Services, Inc.
    Austin, Texas

    Chris BourgeacqChris has practiced in-house with AT&T for over 21 years as the General Attorney, Labor/HR, for the former Southwestern Bell region. Supporting AT&T, Chris participates in collective bargaining, handles unfair labor practices and representational disputes before the NLRB, and tries labor arbitrations on a variety of subjects.  Chris has also handled numerous state and federal employment lawsuits, from cases involving individual plaintiffs to class actions. He also handles disputes before OSHA, the EEOC and related state and local agencies, and the DOL. On the compliance side, Chris develops and presents HR training, in addition to providing day-to-day counsel covering labor and employment issues. A graduate of Washington University, he is admitted to practice before the Illinois, Missouri and Texas bars, and is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
  • Brooke Duncan III, Partner, Labor and Employment Team
    Adams and Reese LLP
    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Brooke Duncan IIIBrooke joined Adams and Reese in 1992 and is a senior member of the Labor and Employment team. Hired to build the labor and employment practice of the firm, Brooke helped it grow into the 30-plus lawyer team practicing in that area today. He also co-chairs the firm’s New Business Acceptance Committee and serves as one of the firm’s labor and employment lawyers for in-house matters. Focusing his practice on labor and employment law, Brooke works exclusively on behalf of employers and has expertise in union avoidance and union relations. He represents employers in many fields including universities, hospitals, trucking companies, shipyards, restaurants, convention and trade show contractors, manufacturers, insurance brokers and nonprofit organizations.
  • Richard Gerakitis, Partner
    Troutman Sanders LLP
    Atlanta, Georgia

    Richard GerakitisRichard is a partner with over 31 years experience in litigation, mediation and arbitration. He is the Practice Group leader for the law firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. He has previously handled complex construction, business tort and criminal antitrust litigation. Richard handles all types of employment matters, representing management in both union and non-union settings. His specialties include noncompetition covenants, employee breach of fiduciary duty claims, Sarbanes-Oxley workplace claims, individual and class actions involving Title VII sex discrimination, religious discrimination and race discrimination claims, age discrimination claims (ADEA), retaliation claims, Sections 1981, 1983 civil rights and public accommodation claims, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), workplace safety (OSHA) and disability discrimination claims (ADA).
  • David Harvey, HR Counsel
    Publix Super Markets
    Lakeland, Florida

    David HarveyDavid is the chief employment counsel responsible for both dispute management and proactive strategies to address legal compliance issues. He heads a department of approximately 50 paralegals and attorneys and has been in this role since 2001. Publix is a Fortune 100 company with over $27 Billion in sales and over 150,000 employees. Publix is an employee owned, regional grocery chain operating in six southeastern states and headquartered in Lakeland, Florida. Publix has been recognized as a “best place to work,” for its customer service and as one of the most admired companies in the U.S. for many years. Prior to joining Publix and assuming an in-house role, David practiced labor and employment law with the law firm of Ford & Harrison, LLP. David is a graduate of The University of Florida Law School and the University of Akron (majoring in accounting).
  • Michael E. Kaemmerer, Equity Partner
    McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer, L.C.
    Chesterfield, Missouri

    Michael E. KaemmererMichael is an equity partner at McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer, L.C., where he practices labor and employment law, exclusively representing management. He has been named to Best Lawyers in America every year since 1997, Super Lawyers for Missouri and Kansas, and the Top 110 Labor Attorneys in America.  A graduate of the University of Missouri, Michael is admitted to practice before the Missouri bar, and numerous federal district and appellate courts.
  • Ann Margaret Pointer, Partner
    Fisher & Phillips LLP
    Atlanta, Georgia

    Ann Margaret PointerAnn Margaret Pointer is a partner in the Atlanta office of the national labor and employment law firm of Fisher & Phillips LLP where for more than 30 years she has represented management in a broad range of labor relations matters. She represents clients on issues and in cases under the Fair Labor Standards Act, WARN, the H-2A and H-2B visa programs, the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, federal and state employment and discrimination laws, and many others. She is experienced in collective bargaining negotiations and works with clients under threat of expensive class and collective action lawsuits. She has taught pretrial litigation as an adjunct professor at the Emory University Law School for more than 10 years. She frequently lectures in continuing legal education programs and earned her law degree at the University of Virginia School of Law. Ann Margaret has earned numerous honors including: Atlanta Woman’s “Legal Eagles” and listings in The Legal 500 for her knowledge of agricultural law, Georgia Super Lawyers The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers.. She is also “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • W.V. Bernie Siebert, Partner
    Sherman & Howard
    Denver, Colorado

    W.V. Bernie SiebertW.V. Bernie Siebert is partner in the Denver office of Sherman & Howard, where he practices labor and employment law, exclusively representing management. He is past Management Co-Chair of the ABA’s Developing Labor Law Committee. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Who’s Who Legal for Labour and Employment, has been named one of Colorado’s Super Lawyers, was inducted into The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers as a Fellow in 1996 and is currently serving on its Board Of Governors.  He is also a Fellow in Litigation Counsel of America and its Wage-Hour Defense Institute.  He has had published a number of articles in such publications as  The Labor Lawyer, CCH Labor Law Journal and The College of Labor and Employment Newsletter.  He is currently the Chair of the Editorial Board of the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law (formerly The Labor Lawyer).  Additionally he has been a contributing editor, assistant editor, editor and Editor-in-Chief of the treatise The Developing Labor Law.
  • David Wachtel, Partner
    Bernabei & Wachtel, PLLC
    Washington, D.C.

    David WachtelSince Bernabei & Wachtel formed in 2006, Mr. Wachtel has served as lead counsel for more than a hundred individual clients including high profile whistleblowers in nuclear power and aviation, women subjected to sexual assault and stalking, executives and professionals needing discreet severance negotiations, and legal and financial institutions requiring objective, neutral investigations. He has also earned very favorable decisions for his clients in cases of disability discrimination (direct threat), disability harassment, unwarranted discipline, and breach of a physician’s employment contract, among others.

    Mr. Wachtel has been named among Washington’s best lawyers for civil rights and employment by Washingtonian Magazine, Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyers.®

  • Keith Watts, Managing Shareholder
    Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
    Costa Mesa, California

    Keith WattsKeith is a managing and a founding shareholder of the Ogletree Deakins Orange County office. Keith practices exclusively labor and employment law and has handled a wide variety of matters, including sexual harassment, age discrimination, disability and wrongful termination claims. Keith’s employment law practice focuses heavily on the “prevention side” of employment claims and positioning problem employment situations for the best possible defense, including complicated reductions-in-force terminations. He regularly advises employers regarding effective methods to avoid employment-related claims, including the use of effective employment contracts and severance agreements, implementation of up-to-date company policies and procedures, providing manager training on “best practices,” and giving day-to-day, practical advice on pressing employment issues, such as wage-hour compliance and the management and termination of “problem employees.” He is also “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.