Three Greenberg Traurig Attorneys to Participate in the 2016 Philly Chef Conference

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Kelly Dobbs Bunting, Nataliya Rymer, and Rick L. Shackelford from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will participate in the Philly Chef Conference, presented by Drexel University’s Center for Sport and Hospitality Management, March 7, 2016.

Kelly Dobbs Bunting, Nataliya Rymer, and Rick L. Shackelford from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will participate in the Philly Chef Conference, presented by Drexel University’s Center for Sport and Hospitality Management, March 7, 2016.

Bunting, Rymer, and Shackelford will take part in a panel titled, “A Recipe for Disaster: Crises that Can Arise in the Restaurant Industry and How to Respond.” The panel will also include Rob Keddie, Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer, and General Counsel of Garces Group and Mustafa Rashed, Managing Partner of Fallbridge Advisors. The conference is an annual event designed to connect the regional food community and showcase the latest food and beverage ideas through educational lectures and demonstrations.

Bunting, a Labor & Employment shareholder, focuses her practice on class and collective actions involving claims under federal and state law for wage and hour violations, misclassification, overtime, minimum wage issues, and off-the-clock work. She has represented employers in numerous U.S. Department of Labor audits and investigations around the country, in addition to handling federal and state mediations and administrative agency complaints. She also counsels clients on handbook and policy issues, and provides training on a variety of issues, including avoiding harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims, best practices for managers, HR fundamentals, and anti-bribery law compliance.

Rymer, a Business Immigration & Compliance of counsel, represents clients in a wide range of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant matters, including professionals, managers and executives, artists and entertainers, treaty traders and investors, immigrant investors, and persons of extraordinary ability. Additionally, she counsels and provides training to clients in connection with matters of I-9 and immigration compliance.

Shackelford, a shareholder in the Los Angeles office, serves as co-chair of the firm’s Los Angeles Litigation Practice and co-chair of the firm’s Class Action Litigation Practice. He focuses his practice on complex litigation in numerous fields, including consumer class actions, product liability, and false advertising. Shackelford has successfully defended three major juice companies in federal jury trials in cases brought by competitors alleging false advertising in violation of the Lanham Act. He has also represented several other food and juice makers in consumer class actions alleging deceptive trade practices and false advertising, including challenges to nutrition, ingredient, and health claims made in a variety of media. Shackelford has also defended clients in consumer product liability cases, including Proposition 65 claims.

Tara K. Gorman, shareholder in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, also serves as a Drexel University board member.

About Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia

Founded in 1997, Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office is home to 31 attorneys and 12 practices including Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring, Corporate & Securities, Emerging Technology, Environmental, Gaming, Business Immigration & Compliance, Investment Regulation, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Public Finance, Real Estate, and Tax. The Philadelphia office represents clients in the manufacturing, health care, real estate, energy, financial, and insurance industries, state and local governments, professional service, and energy firms, and individuals.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Food & Beverage Group

Named a Law360 2016 “Food & Beverage Group of the Year,” Greenberg Traurig’s Food & Beverage team represents a multidisciplinary practice in which members leverage deep experience in the industry to advise clients on transactional, litigation, and regulatory matters. Transactional areas range from product development and distribution, to M&A deals and commercial contracts, as well as import and export agreements. Clients regularly turn to Greenberg Traurig to lead them through bet-the-product and bet-the-company litigation, including claims involving false advertising, consumer protection violations or class actions, and intellectual property disputes. The team also assists clients to avoid investigations or regulatory penalties from the FDA, with advice on compliance for product labeling, safety, recalls, and advertising and marketing reviews.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No 1. on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at:

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