Angela F. Ramson

Angela F. Ramson

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Angela F. Ramson focuses her practices in the areas of labor and employment and commercial litigation. In her employment practice, Angela counsels and represents employers with respect to employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, leaves of absence, employee accommodations, personnel policies, wage and hour compliance, and employment agreements along with other labor and employment issues. Angela also advises employers in collective actions involving unpaid compensation and actions alleging violations of the FMLA. Angela’s practice also encompasses areas of traditional labor law, including collective bargaining negotiations, unfair labor practice charges and representation case proceedings before the NLRB, union avoidance strategy and training, strike response and contingency planning, and grievance proceedings.

Angela represents clients in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters including business and contractual disputes, trademark litigation, construction litigation, internal investigations, corporate compliance, and governmental regulation. Angela has broad experience with eDiscovery management and document retention.

Concentrations

Labor and Employment

  • Discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases
  • Employment, separation and settlement agreements
  • Employer protective covenants (noncompete, nonsolicitation, nondisclosure)
  • Independent contractor issues
  • Traditional labor law
  • Collective bargaining
  • Management training on discrimination, harassment, retaliation, FMLA, eDiscovery, and wage-and-hour

Commercial Litigation

  • Commercial litigation, including trademark infringement and unfair competition, deceptive and unfair trade practices
  • Construction litigation
  • eDiscovery and document retention
  • Products liability litigation
  • Education law
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主要执业方向

主要执业经验

  • Represented SJAC Fulton IND I, LLC and SJAC Food Groups, LLC, two Zaxby’s franchisees, in Title VII sexual harassment and FLSA misclassification collective action suit brought by former assistant manager on behalf of all similarly situated employees. After aggressively pursuing discovery, we were able to preclude certification of a collective action and obtained summary judgment on all of the plaintiff’s claims along with an award of costs. Plaintiff appealed the dismissal of her claims to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. After pursuing prevailing party attorneys’ fees under Title VII and appellate mediation, we were able to negotiate a settlement and dismissal of plaintiff’s appeal without any award of damages to the plaintiff. Plaintiff agreed to take zero in exchange for Zaxby's foregoing its claims for attorney fees and cost against plaintiff and her counsel.
  • Represented large logistics and packaging company in a trial for a race discrimination action and retaliation brought by employee with alleged damages in excess of $2,000,000. We were able to preclude retaliation from the case during trial. We received a defense verdict. Plaintiff filed a motion for a new trial which was denied.
  • Represented Fortune 50 Company in multiple wage and hour class and collective actions.
  • Represented real estate developers and general contractors in construction related disputes in several forums including arbitration and litigation.
  • Represented numerous clients in cases involving breach of contract and other commercial disputes.

荣誉和领导力

  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Regional Litigation Department of the Year - Georgia,” 2018
  • Listed, Fulton County Daily Report, "On the Rise," 2017
  • Honoree, Honorable Glenda Hatchett Volunteer of the Year Award, 2017
  • Team Member, The Daily Report, "Georgia Labor and Employment Litigation Department of the Year," 2017
  • Listed, Georgia Trend magazine, "40 Under 40," 2015
  • Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2015
  • Listed, Lawyers of Color, "Southern Region Hot List," 2014
  • Listed, Atlanta Business Chronicle, "40 Under 40," 2014
  • Listed, Georgia Trend magazine, "Legal Elite," 2013
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Employment Practice Group of the Year," 2011 and 2013
  • Board Commissioner, Atlanta Housing Authority
  • Board Secretary, Center for Black Women’s Wellness
  • Instructor, "Lawyer for a Day," Program for B.E.S.T Academy High School, Atlanta, GA
  • Interviewer, Georgetown University Alumni, Admissions Program
  • Member, American Bar Association, Equal Opportunity Law Section 
  • Member, Georgia Bar Association
  • Volunteer, Truancy Intervention Project

资历

教育
  • J.D., Howard University School of Law
  • B.S., Business Administration, Georgetown University
获准执业地区
  • Georgia
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland