Taylor English Adds Alisa Cleek to Employment and Labor Relations Practice
Taylor English is pleased to announce that Alisa P. Cleek has joined the firm’s 28-member Employment and Labor Relations practice group. Ms. Cleek was previously an equity partner at Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp & Wilson LLP.
“Navigating today’s ever-developing labor and employment regulations continues to be among the most flummoxing challenges that companies face,” said Marc A. Taylor, a founding partner of the firm and a member of the employment and labor relations group. “Taylor English remains committed to adding experienced attorneys who share our value-driven vision for supporting our clients’ businesses. Alisa brings a proven track record of the sort of practical and preemptive counsel our clients expect, as well as significant litigation defense successes.”
Ms. Cleek’s practice centers on defending employers in employment-related litigation and representing employers in traditional labor matters, including class and collective actions, restrictive covenants, discrimination, harassment and arbitration and collective bargaining. She also focuses on employer counseling, training and litigation prevention surrounding day-to-day employment decisions. She has worked with a variety of employers nationwide, including hospitality and service industry clientele (including major restaurant chains), staffing, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, sales organizations and retail operations.
Ms. Cleek is a past president for the Society of Human Resources Management (Atlanta Chapter), past chair of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Women in the Profession Committee and past secretary of the University of Georgia Terry College of Business Alumni Board. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under 40, Best Lawyers in America, Chambers Leading American Business Lawyer, Georgia Super Lawyers and its Top 50 Women Lawyers in Georgia, Georgia’s Top-Rated Lawyers, Outstanding Young Alumnus – University of Georgia Terry College of Business, Atlanta Woman Magazine’s Woman on the Way (WOW) Award and the National Fidelity Award for Most Outstanding Volunteer. She also is a registered neutral (mediation and arbitration) and is licensed to practice in Georgia, New York, Texas and Washington, D.C.
Ms. Cleek received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and her law degree from the College of William & Mary – Marshall Wythe Law School.