Taylor English Grows Again, Adds Four Associates

December 9, 2010

Atlanta - December 9, 2010 - Taylor English Duma LLP has added four attorneys in response to continued growth in demand for its services. Peyton Nunez focuses on environmental and toxic tort litigation, as well as environmental regulatory and transactional matters. She has litigated a broad range of environmental matters in Georgia and throughout the nation. She also has substantial experience defending clients in private-party cost recovery actions, government enforcement actions, and toxic tort cases. Nunez is a former chair of the State Bar of Georgia's Environmental Law Section. She previously practiced with the Environmental & Land Use group at Alston & Bird LLP. Amanda Groover Hyland focuses on business and media litigation, including commercial torts and contract disputes. She also focuses on complex intellectual property matters, including copyright and trademark prosecution, licensing, and litigation. Hyland has represented national technology and manufacturing companies, television stations, newspapers, authors, entertainment companies, publishers and producers in complex litigation and intellectual property matters. She previously worked as an out-of-chambers clerk in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Rachael Lee Zichella is a member of Taylor English's Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Employment, Labor and Immigration practices. She has represented clients in federal and state court in all phases of trial practice, arbitration, and mediation in a wide range of shareholder, employee and contract disputes. Zichella also counsels clients on preventative strategies involving the ADA, Title VII, the ADEA, the FMLA, the FLSA and other federal and state statutes and defends matters before the EEOC, NLRB and OSHA. Prior to Taylor English, Zichella worked as an associate with Kilpatrick Stockton LLP and Fisher & Phillips LLP. Jeffrey Kuntz joins the Intellectual Property practice where he assists in patent prosecution, litigation, and licensing. A 2010 cum laude graduate of Georgia State University College of Law, Kuntz brings industry experience as an IT consultant in the telecommunications industry and as a consumer products engineer. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology in mechanical engineering and a Certified Engineer-in-Training. "Peyton, Amanda and Rachael each add specific industry expertise to our rapidly growing litigation group," said Taylor English partner Joe English. "With Jeff, we continue the expansion of the intellectual property group." Taylor English's litigation and intellectual property work earned top rankings in the 2010 Best Law Firms rankings released in September by U.S. News Media and Best Lawyers.

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