Employment Law Attorney Randy Gepp Joins Taylor English

January 28, 2010

Trial experience will help clients better defend themselves against employee lawsuits Atlanta – Jan. 19, 2010 – Randy Gepp, a labor and employment attorney with 33 years of experience, has joined Taylor English Duma LLP. Gepp will represent corporate and government clients—helping them defend against harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination charges. He also will focus on employment contracts and general labor relations. In addition to three decades of successful litigation—Gepp has won 85 percent of his cases through motions—he also has substantial mediation and arbitration experience. “Randy’s history of defending clients in jury trials will greatly benefit Taylor English clients,” said Marc Taylor, founding partner. “His trial familiarity makes him one of the most elite employment lawyers in the country and will help our clients better defend themselves against employee lawsuits.” Gepp comes to Taylor English from Hollowell Foster & Gepp P.C.—where he practiced law since 1989. While there, Gepp was:

  • Designated by Florida as one of the first employment law specialists in the state.
  • Appointed by several Georgia governors to serve as a “special master.”
  • Named a “Super Lawyer” every year since 2004 by Atlanta Magazine.
  • Served as the past president of Atlanta Bar Association’s Employment Law section.
  • Published an employment and labor newsletter.
  • Mediated or arbitrated more than 100 employee discrimination cases.

In 2009, Gepp won five cases by summary judgment involving sexual harassment, national origin, race, retaliation and defamation. He also won a major case involving employment and constitutional issues in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2008, Gepp successfully defended Grady Hospital in a discrimination jury trial. In 2007, he won a whistleblower case for DeKalb County after a three-week trialPreviously, he won the first jury trial case brought pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act filed in Fulton County. Gepp says he’ll also help Taylor English clients better prevent disputes like these from ever going to court by consulting with them on everything from properly terminating under-performing employees to writing effective harassment reports. “In this economic environment, employee lawsuits are on the rise,” Gepp said. “It’s more important than ever for corporations to protect themselves.” Gepp said Taylor English’s performance-based business model was a big draw for his decision to come to the firm. “Because of Taylor English’s entrepreneurial structure, we’re able to charge clients substantially less than larger firms,” Gepp said. “Some firms’ rates have become so high that many companies can’t afford the cost of defense. We’re able to provide more experienced attorneys at a lower rate. That’s attractive to clients in any business climate.” ### About Taylor English Duma LLP Taylor English is a full-service business law firm that provides high quality legal services for optimal value. Areas of practice include Employment & Labor, Business Transactions, Corporate & Taxation, Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Real Estate, Development & Construction.  Taylor English represents all types of clients—from Fortune 500 companies and start-ups to individuals. The firm has grown from four attorneys in 2005 to 75 attorneys today. For more information, visit www.taylorenglish.com.

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