Profile

One of the greatest strengths of our firm is accountability. The way we are built drives us all to be accountable to ourselves, each other, and more importantly each and every client. 

Glianny Fagundo prides herself in partnering with clients to design and implement workplace policies and practices that are not just compliant with the law, but that further business goals and protect a company’s culture. Her years as a high-stakes employment and business litigator gave her a full appreciation of the value, and cost, of human capital. As a result, her employment law counsel and advice is carefully designed to maximize returns and decrease risks. Ms. Fagundo routinely counsels national employers on a multitude of workplace issues, including wage and hour, worker classification, joint employer/single enterprise, religious and disability accommodations, discipline, terminations, RIF’s, executive employment agreements, and background checks. She also continues to defend companies in high-stakes cases including claims for restrictive covenants violations, discrimination, collective FLSA/wage, contractual breaches, fraud, consumer disputes, professional liability and products liability. Some of the industries in which Ms. Fagundo has considerable experience include healthcare, restaurants and hospitality, retail, professional services, transportation and logistics, and media/entertainment. Ms. Fagundo's engaging personality and natural public speaking knack have resulted in numerous invitations to address and train management and trade groups on policies and legal developments.

In addition to practicing law, Ms. Fagundo is considered a business and community leader in the state of Georgia. Ms. Fagundo was one of the forces behind the incorporation of the City of Brookhaven and has worked with a multitude of non-profits serving various industries. To list a few, she was one of the founders of the National Latina Business Women Association-Atlanta, has served as president and subsequently chairperson of the Georgia Hispanic Bar Association, served on the board of CredAbility, and currently serves on the Board of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce. She also regularly lectures at community events and contributes to newspapers and television shows to counsel the Hispanic community about its legal rights and duties.

Ms. Fagundo and her family enjoy the outdoors and further support the groups with which her husband and she work by doing fun volunteer work such as paddling down the Chattahoochee River for river clean-ups and otherwise engaging in events to improve or maintain our state’s natural resources.

Memberships

Latin American Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2014-present

Georgia Hispanic Bar Association, Former President and Chairperson

Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2013

Georgia Hispanic Construction Association

Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

National Latina Business Women Association-Atlanta, Founder and Past Director

Community Involvement

CredAbility, Board of Directors, 2013

Buford Highway Improvement Steering Committee, 2014

Brookhaven Alcohol Board, March 2013-December 2014

Friends of Lynwood Park, Volunteer

Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Volunteer

Latin American Association, Volunteer

Foreign Languages

Practice Highlights

Experience

Newsroom

Speaking Engagements

Publications

Education

University of Georgia School of Law, JD, 2000

The University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, BA, magna cum laude, 1995

Bar Admissions

Georgia

Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Accolades

Atlanta Business Chronicle's 40 Under 40 "Up & Comers," November 2008

Georgia Trend Legal Elite

Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Star

Atlanta Business Chronicle's Top Industry Leader, September 2008