Taylor English Duma Names Ilene Berman as Chief Operating Officer
Taylor English Duma is pleased to announce that Ilene Berman has been named as chief operating officer at the 130-attorney firm. Berman was previously chair of the firm’s Employment, Labor & Immigration practice and succeeds George Gaskin, who will return to the full-time practice of law after serving two years as the firm’s chief operating officer.
The firm also announced that Steven Whitehead will become the chair of the firm’s Employment, Labor & Immigration practice.
“Ilene has strategically expanded Taylor English’s Employment, Labor & Immigration practice over the past three years. She has a keen understanding of our firm’s model and our mission to deliver value to clients by providing excellent talent, efficient and effective services, and strategic fee structures,” said Marc Taylor, founding partner of Taylor English Duma. “Having attorneys like Ilene who stay true to that mission allows our firm to flourish and develop long-lasting relationships with clients.”
Berman’s legal practice spans more than 20 years counseling and defending employers in all aspects of employment law matters. She develops practical solutions for employers that minimize legal risks without losing sight of her clients’ business and operational considerations.
Berman is a member of the Connecticut, Georgia and New York State Bars. She is a member of the Georgia and Atlanta Bar Associations and serves on the Advisory Board of the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her law degree from Emory University School of Law.
Whitehead represents management in disputes involving the employer-employee relationship ranging from individual and class action discrimination and wage and hour lawsuits to state actions involving non-compete restrictive covenants and state law claims.
Whitehead is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Georgia State University.