Kenneth N. "Ken" Winkler

Kenneth N. "Ken" Winkler


Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.

Recognized since 2014

Atlanta, Georgia

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Growing a business and managing a workforce have never been more challenging. Kenneth Winkler, a shareholder at Berman Fink Van Horn, helps employers navigate the employment laws and regulations that govern the workplace.

With nearly 30 years of employment law experience, Ken has a gift for taking complex situations and providing practical solutions to employers, business owners, organizational leaders and individuals. His broad-based employment practice goes beyond litigation. He drafts and revises workplace policies and employment agreements, provides on-site #MeToo harassment training and works closely with companies to assist them with terminations, disciplinary actions and investigations.

Ken also represents both plaintiffs and defendants in disputes involving rstrictive covenants including noncompete, non-solicitation of customers, non-recruitment of employees, non-disclosure/confidential information and trade secrets provisions.

Serving as Berman Fink Van Horns’ hospitality lead, Ken is General Counsel to the Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association and a member of the Industry Board of the Cecil B. Day’s School of Hospitality at Georgia State University.

A graduate from The from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Ken received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University, graduating summa cum laude.

Outside of work, Ken serves on the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and the Board of Directors of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, where he previously served as Chair. An avid sports fan, Ken enjoys tennis, golf, swimming and recently took up pickleball.

Practice Areas

Business Litigation, Noncompete/Trade Secrets, Labor & Employment, Executive Employment & Severance, Artificial Intelligence, Leisure & Hospitality, Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Presentations

  • Restrictive Covenants and Non-Competes” (Co-Presenter at The Seminar Group’s 19th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, October 13, 2022)
  • Employment Law and COVID-19” (Moderator at the Atlanta Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section Lunch Webinar Series, April 21, 2022)
  • Noncompetes and Restrictive Covenants 2021: What Every Lawyer, Human Resources Professional, and Key Strategic Decisionmaker Should Know” (A Featured Speaker at the Practising Law Institute, September 20, 2022
  • What’s Next? Top Considerations to Grow your Business after the Digital Pivot” (Moderator and a Featured Speaker during a BFV “Office Hours” Webinar, April 30, 2021

Publications

Community

  • Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
    • Member Board of Trustees (2021 – Present)
  • Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
    • Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors (Present)
    • Vice Chair, Board of Directors (2016-2018)
  • Momentum
    • Men’s Council (2020-present)
  • Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities (2017-2018)
  • National Black Law Students Association
    • Judge, 2021-2022 NBLSA Mid-Atlantic Regional Moot Court Competition
    • Judge, 2013 NBLSA International Negotiation Competition

Location
  • 3475 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 1640
    Atlanta, GA 30305
Education
  • The Ohio State University, J.D., graduated 1993
  • The Ohio State University, B.S. B.A., graduated 1990
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia, Georgia
  • Ohio, Ohio
  • United States, United States Courts of Appeals: Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuits
  • United States, – United States District Courts: Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
  • United States, – United States District Courts: Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • United States, – United States District Court: Central District of Illinois

Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.
Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

5 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America award

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
Awards:
  • 2010 – present, 2004 Georgia “Super Lawyer” based on research and surveys by Law and Politics Media
  • 2013-present Georgia “Super Lawyer” Business Edition – Employment & Labor
  • 2014 – present The Best Lawyers in America (Litigation – Labor and Employment)
  • JCC’s of America 2005 Esther Leah Ritz Next Generation Award
  • Ken was recognized in Georgia Trend magazine as one of Georgia’s Legal Elite (2011)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating for legal ability and ethical standards
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Arbitration
  • Collaborative Law: Civil
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Mediation
  • Trade Secrets Law

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