Bert Brannen is the managing partner in the Atlanta office. Since 1982, he has represented employers exclusively in successfully solving labor and employment law problems in the workplace.
Much of his time is devoted to counseling employers about how to avoid workplace crises, comply with all applicable laws and prevent litigation.
Bert has a depth of experience advising employers on union-related matters and in assisting employers with the administration, negotiation, mediation and arbitration of collective bargaining agreements. He has successfully represented clients in formal administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Department of Labor (DOL) and in federal and state courts.
Bert also prepares all of the documents associated with the employment experience, including employee handbooks, employment contracts, restrictive covenants, ethics and confidentiality agreements, non-competition or non-solicitation agreements, and severance agreements.
Bert has written numerous published articles on a wide variety of employment law subjects. He regularly speaks to business and professional associations, industry groups and individual employers and is the former Chairman of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia.
Bert is admitted to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He also teaches labor and employment law at Georgia Institute of Technology. Bert is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been included in Georgia Super Lawyers since 2005.
He was recognized as a member of Georgia's "Legal Elite" in 2009 and 2013 and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2010. He was also a member of the 2010 Employment Law360 editorial advisory board.