Clay has extensive insight and interest in the economic advantages cultural diversity can generate for industry
Greenbelt (Vocus) March 19, 2010
Clayborne E. Chavers, Sr., a nationally known civil rights attorney, has joined Joseph, Greenwald & Laake. Chavers will head the Firm’s Strategic Employment Group at the Firm’s Greenbelt headquarters.
Chavers is the originating attorney in the landmark civil rights case against Eastman Kodak which resulted in a settlement of $21.4 million dollars. He has represented employers and employees in civil rights cases for more than 25 years and has developed a corporate diversity plan designed to assist Fortune 1000 companies in taking a prospective approach to potential civil rights violations.
Chavers is also a pioneer in the fields of government contracts, business, and arts and entertainment law. Chavers, who began his career at the National Endowment for the Arts, was one of the first lawyers in the greater Washington, D.C., area to specialize in specialize in the Arts and Entertainment industry and is the founder and first chairman of the Entertainment, Sports, and Art Section of the National Bar Association. He has represented numerous local television and radio personalities.
“Clay has extensive insight and interest in the economic advantages cultural diversity can generate for industry,” noted Burt M. Kahn, the Firm’s managing director. “Clay’s addition to the Firm expands the Firm’s substantial employment practice, especially with Clay’s reach into a client base that stretches around the country and the world,” said Kahn.
Chavers’ experience spans many fields from contract negotiations, commercial real estate development, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, economic development, corporate governance, to employee training and management relations. He has represented national and international clients, successfully closing complex business deals, managing litigation and negotiations at the administrative, trial, and appellate levels in state courts and federal courts.
Chavers has been a frequent speaker at professional and educational forums, including among others National Association of Broadcasters, Women in Film and Video, Congressional Black Caucus of the United States Congress, Public Broadcasting Service, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Georgetown University Law Center, District of Columbia Bar Association, Washington Lawyers for The Arts, The National Bar Association, National Association of Broadcasters, The College of William and Mary Law School
Temple University School of Law, and
The American University.
Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, PA, is a full service law firm with 33 lawyers, practicing in the areas of business, tax, criminal, personal injury, and medical malpractice. JGL serves local and national clients in Washington, D.C., and throughout Maryland. It has offices in Montgomery, Prince George’s, and Calvert Counties.
Learn more about JGL at http://www.jgllaw.com.