(PRWEB) February 04, 2013
The Labor and Employment Practice Group at Haynes and Boone, LLP has continued to expand its Orange County-based talent with the addition of Tamara Devitt as a partner.
“Tamara’s vast experience and knowledge in labor and employment issues substantially strengthens the firm’s existing litigation and corporate capabilities,” said Melissa Goodman, chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. “I think our clients in California and across the country will quickly find her a tremendous resource and problem-solver.”
Added Greg Michelson, Orange County administrative partner: “Tamara’s labor and employment experience enhances the capabilities and offerings for clients in the OC office and firm wide. We are excited to welcome her to the Haynes and Boone family.”
Devitt’s practice focuses on representing employers against claims of discrimination, unlawful harassment, wrongful termination, unfair business practices and wage and hour related issues, including class actions and complex litigation. She represents employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Additionally, Devitt advises and counsels employers regarding various aspects of the employment process, including hiring, discipline and termination practices, developing personnel policies and procedures and drafting employment agreements. She regularly conducts management training and lectures on labor and employment issues.
At Haynes and Boone, the Labor and Employment Practice Group handles all aspects of complex labor and employment matters that face domestic and international businesses. The practice’s experience in labor and employment matters is broad, including extensive work in industries such as airline, paper, energy, manufacturing, distribution, food and service, automotive, retail, transportation, financial services, technology and telecommunications.