2016 May Cobb GEM
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When: 05/12/2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
100 Galleria Parkway
Suite 1600 (17th Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia  30339
United States
Contact: SHRM-Atlanta

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The Plaintiff’s Attorney – Secrets and Insights from “the other side”
Workplace Content Area

When faced with a legal situation HR Leaders frequently are confronted with demands from the complainant or plaintiff’s attorney.  Come hear Attorney Amanda Farahany, managing partner at the Atlanta law firm of Barrett & Farahany, LLP share her secrets and insights from “the other side.”  Amanda is an experienced trial lawyer and a plaintiff’s attorney whose cases are regularly followed by the press.  Human Resource professionals and employment defense attorneys seek out her experience to teach them how to overcome common employer mistakes from a plaintiff’s perspective.  This interactive presentation will provide insight on what to expect and how to influence the best outcome for your company.
Learning Objectives: 
1. Ways employers’ handle situations that make things worse for the company
2. How best to prevent a claim
3. What plaintiff’s attorneys looks for in deciding whether to represent a client
4. Secrets and insights from “the other side”

Attendees can submit questions in advance, which will be forwarded to the speaker so she can cover the information you need.  Questions should be sent to Cobb GEM Chair Nancy Cranford at NCranford@turknett.com  by May 1, 2016.

Speaker: Amanda Farahany, Managing Partner, Barrett & Farahany, LLP


Amanda Farahany represents individuals in employment, libel, overtime, and sexual harassment litigation. Through her practice, she is dedicated to pursuing civil justice for employees, as well providing consultation and support to management employees. She is also an adjunct professor of law at Emory Law School, teaching third year students Advanced Trial Advocacy. Prior to beginning her practice, she clerked for the Honorable John H. Ruffin, Jr. at the Georgia Court of Appeals. Known as an attorney who only takes serious and important cases, Amanda has proven this by achieving the highest verdict in a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) case in the nation for her client and the largest libel verdict for a single plaintiff in Georgia. Her cases are regularly followed by the press. She seeks change for both individuals and for society as a whole, including publishing a study analyzing how the courts handle employment discrimination cases in an effort to bring these cases back into the hands of jurors. The study has generated national interest and dialogue about the role of the jury and judge in employment cases, from Huffington Post articles from retired federal judges to local television coverage of the debate between Amanda and a defense attorney. Amanda has also been recognized by her peers as a Super Lawyer – an award which acknowledges the top lawyers in Georgia as chosen by Georgia Super Lawyers and through the independent research of Law & Politics. She is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and chosen by the American Registry as one of the North American Top Attorney. 

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View driving directions to the Freeman Mathis & Gary office located in the Galleria complex across from the Waverly Hotel.

Parking: There is a parking lot located directly outside of the building.  There is no charge for parking.

 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Registration, Networking & Dinner
 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Announcements & Speaker Presentation

Advance Registration Deadline: May 11, 2016
Cancellation Deadline: May 5, 2016

 Registration Rates:
   Advanced  On-Site
 Member  $25  $30
 Non-Member  $35  $40
 Student Member  $15  $20

If paying via check, please note that your registration will not be confirmed until payment has been received. Please mail your check, along with the invoice to:

3525 Piedmont Road
Building Five, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30305

Cancellation Policy:  Refunds will not be granted if cancellation is not received by the specified deadline. Send all cancellation notices via e-mail to info@shrmatlanta.org. Substitutions are allowed, however the non-member rate may apply.  If we do not receive a cancellation notice you will be required to pay for this event, even if you are unable to attend.