Culhane Meadows’ Atlanta partner Harve Linder was recently interviewed for an article by U.S. News & World Report about becoming a labor and employment lawyer.
Here are a few excerpts from the article:
Labor and employment law is a rapidly evolving and highly contested area of law, so much so that the U.S. Supreme Court routinely issues groundbreaking rulings related to this field.
Because the workplace is an environment where disputes often occur and where questions about fairness loom large, labor and employment lawsuits are extremely common. The result of a single case can have enormous implications not only for those involved whose livelihoods may be at stake, but also for society at large since court rulings can establish legal precedents that govern how employers and employees interact.
One of the benefits of concentrating on labor and employment law as an attorney is that it involves addressing meaningful controversies, Karpatkin says. “It gives you a chance to make a difference for people on something that’s really important to them.”
Corporate-aligned or management-side labor and employment lawyers also describe their work as interesting and fulfilling, noting that there are times when workers attempt to take advantage of employers.
“Neither side is always right,” says Harvey Linder, a partner at the Culhane Meadows law firm. “Employees are wrong or can be wrong, and employers are wrong or can be wrong. Neither one has a monopoly on the truth. And, if you are able to run through that battlefield (and) navigate through those waters, then this is a place for you, because if you settle something, you can feel good.”
Both plaintiff and defense attorneys in labor and employment law suggest that the ongoing, dramatic transformation of this type of law makes it an exciting and fascinating area of legal practice.
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