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Three Greenberg Traurig Attorneys to Participate in the 2016 Philly Chef Conference

PHILADELPHIA – March 2, 2016 – Kelly Dobbs Bunting, Nataliya Rymer, and Rick L. Shackelford from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will participate in the Philly Chef Conference, presented by Drexel University’s Center for Sport and Hospitality Management, March 7, 2016.  

Bunting, Rymer, and Shackelford will take part in a panel titled, “A Recipe for Disaster: Crises that Can Arise in the Restaurant Industry and How to Respond.” The panel will also include Rob Keddie, Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer, and General Counsel of Garces Group and Mustafa Rashed, Managing Partner of Fallbridge Advisors. The conference is an annual event designed to connect the regional food community and showcase the latest food and beverage ideas through educational lectures and demonstrations.

Bunting, a Labor & Employment shareholder, focuses her practice on class and collective actions involving claims under federal and state law for wage and hour violations, misclassification, overtime, minimum wage issues, and off-the-clock work. She has represented employers in numerous U.S. Department of Labor audits and investigations around the country, in addition to handling federal and state mediations and administrative agency complaints. She also counsels clients on handbook and policy issues, and provides training on a variety of issues, including avoiding harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims, best practices for managers, HR fundamentals, and anti-bribery law compliance.

Rymer, a Business Immigration & Compliance of counsel, represents clients in a wide range of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant matters, including professionals, managers and executives, artists and entertainers, treaty traders and investors, immigrant investors, and persons of extraordinary ability. Additionally, she counsels and provides training to clients in connection with matters of I-9 and immigration compliance.

Shackelford, a shareholder in the Los Angeles office, serves as co-chair of the firm’s Los Angeles Litigation Practice and co-chair of the firm’s Class Action Litigation Practice. He focuses his practice on complex litigation in numerous fields, including consumer class actions, product liability, and false advertising. Shackelford has successfully defended three major juice companies in federal jury trials in cases brought by competitors alleging false advertising in violation of the Lanham Act. He has also represented several other food and juice makers in consumer class actions alleging deceptive trade practices and false advertising, including challenges to nutrition, ingredient, and health claims made in a variety of media. Shackelford has also defended clients in consumer product liability cases, including Proposition 65 claims. 

Tara K. Gorman, shareholder in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, also serves as a Drexel University board member.