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.
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
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
Prevailed on appellate challenge on the grant of summary judgment for a client in a complex civil rights/free speech case involving the applicability of political speech versus political patronage doctrines.
Active defense counsel for TBS, Inc. and subsidiaries, including CNN, CNN Español, and The Cartoon Network, Inc., in administrative charges filed at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in federal lawsuits brought in Atlanta, Georgia, and New York, New York, alleging discrimination and retaliation under federal anti-discrimination laws. Taylor English regularly advises TBS, Inc. and its subsidiaries on complex employment law issues and ...
Secured judgment for a major hospital in a case in which its overtime calculation formula was challenged under the FLSA. The secured court order will foreclose future challenges against the pay practice at issue, thus saving the client millions of dollars in litigation.
Ms. Fagundo drafted the non-solicitation clause at issue and secured judgment for a client as to the breaching employees, which included an award for attorneys’ fees.
- "Creatives: Understanding the Business and Legal Side of Your Film Shoot in Georgia," 2016 Savannah Film FestivalOctober 22-29, 2016
- "U.S. Department of Labor New Overtime Exemption Rules: How do They Apply to Restaurant Staff?" Recipes for Restaurant SuccessJune 21, 2016
- April 26, 2016
- "Employment Issues Faced Regularly by Construction Industry," Construction Law for the General Practitioner, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia SeminarApril 14, 2016
- January 14, 2016
- November 12, 2015
- "Adding Cooks to the Kitchen While Staying Out of Hot Water," Recipes for Restaurant Success, Atlanta, Ga., September 22, 2015
- "Employment Law 101," Latin American Chamber of CommerceMarch 2014
- "Ethical Conflicts: What to Do When the Decision is Not an Easy One," Hispanic National Bar Association Corporate Counsel ConferenceMarch 2014
- "Product Liability Loss Prevention: Minimizing a Manufacturer’s Potential Liability by Everyday Good Habits," Client PresentationSeptember 2013
- "Introducción a Jurisprudencia de Negocios Estadounidense," ACDI/VOCA, International WebinarNovember 2011
- "FLSA Compliance and Litigation: Seasonal Allergy or Dangerous Pandemic," Georgia Hospital AssociationNovember 2010
- "Leyes de Empleo," Hispanic American Center for Economic Development’s Latino Law SchoolMay 2009
- "Employment Law Basics," National Latina Business Women AssociationMarch 2009
- "Immigration Compliance Concerns for Employers," Mexican American Business ChamberJanuary 2008
- "The ICEMan Cometh: Making Sense of Immigration Compliance 2007," World Trade CenterMay 2007
- "Best E-Discovery Practices for In-House Counsel," Association of Corporate CounselSeptember 2005
- July 19, 2016
- "Safeguarding IT and Communications Systems: Or How to Stop Worrying and Love Being Big Bro," InsideCounselJune 20, 2016
- April 20, 2016
- "Empleado o Contratista?" Mundo HispánicoFebruary 12, 2015
- "Mitos Sobre las Leyes Laborales," Mundo HispánicoOctober 10, 2014
- "Fashionable Beliefs: Avoiding Religious Discrimination Lawsuits in an Era of Spiritual Exploration, Creed Diversity, and Lots and Lots of Tattoos," Restaurant Startup & Growth MagazineJune 2009
- Employment and Labor Relations
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Entertainment, Sports and Media
- Government and Internal Investigations
- Leisure and Hospitality
- Public Interest and Advocacy
- Restaurant, Food and Beverage, and Licensing
- Youth-Serving Organizations
University of Georgia School of Law, JD, 2000
- The Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court, Moot Court
The University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, BA, magna cum laude, 1995
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
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