PHILADELPHIA, July 8, 2020 – Reaffirming its confidence in the thought leadership and experience within Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Labor & Employment Practice, the American Bar Association appointed a pair of the firm’s shareholders for key roles within the ABA’s Section of International Law.
Shareholder Kelly Dobbs Bunting, based in the Philadelphia office, will co-chair the International Employment Law Committee for the 2020-2021 year. Jordan W. Cowman, a shareholder who works from the firm’s Dallas and Houston offices, will serve as a vice chair for the group.
The members of this ABA group offer forward-leaning analysis on global legal developments in international employment law, as well as insights on the rule of law. It is Bunting’s second consecutive appointment to this post for the section, and Cowman’s first.
Bunting co-chairs Greenberg Traurig’s Workforce Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement Group and the firm’s HR and Compliance Training Group. She regularly litigates federal and state class and collective actions, defending employers nationwide against wage and hour violations, discrimination, harassment and whistleblower claims, breach of employment agreements and more. Her work brings her before federal, state and municipal agencies, from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor to local human relations commissions.
A regularly requested speaker before national and international audiences, Bunting frequently advises multinational clients on effective workforce policies and practices as well as compliance.
Cowman co-chairs Greenberg Traurig’s International Employment, Immigration & Workforce Strategies Group. He focuses his practice on transnational projects and transactions, international agreements, public international law and policy, and corporate compliance. His broad range of international experience representing and advising governments and international agencies on policy issues, as well as multinationals in industries ranging from logistics and transportation to energy and private equity.
Since 2011, Cowman has served as an adjunct professor of international business at the Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas. He also is a longtime member of both the International Labor and Employment Law Committee of the U.S. Council for International Business and the board of directors for the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations.
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