Taylor English was purpose-built to deliver what businesses and their in-house counsel actually need: excellent lawyers, high efficiency, cost certainty and alignment of our goals to yours. We are here to provide you with a business solution, not just a legal solution.
Innovative corporate leadership and its positive impact on his clients’ success is Marc Taylor’s passion. He believes in seizing opportunities for his clients, representing many industry sectors with both astute conscientiousness and considered pragmatism. From organizational policy reviews to multimillion-dollar transactions through to exit strategies, Mr. Taylor has provided corporate counsel to businesses and their executives with an eye on their future.
Along with his colleagues, Mr. Taylor has helped drive the growth of Taylor English from four lawyers to approximately 140 lawyers today, making the firm the fastest-growing law firm in Georgia and one of the fastest-growing firms in the country. In his law practice, Mr. Taylor represents management in corporate leadership, litigation and risk mitigation and labor and employment relationships.
When corporate matters lead to litigation, Mr. Taylor has proudly advocated for clients in hundreds of matters. He is comfortable leading the defense of his clients due to his experience as trial counsel in federal and state courts throughout the country.
In representations involving employees, Mr. Taylor handles matters for employers ranging from individual and class action discrimination lawsuits to state law defamation and tort claims. He has successfully represented employers in federal and state courts, as well as administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and various state agencies in more than 30 states.
Before forming Taylor English Duma LLP, Mr. Taylor practiced law at Powell Goldstein LLP, serving as a partner from 1997-2005, and as in-house employment counsel at Medaphis Corp. (now McKesson Corp.), a company with more than 10,000 employees, from 1995-1997. While serving as in-house employment counsel, he was responsible for investigating and handling all employment-related disputes. In this role, he developed and implemented nationwide employment law training programs and an alternative dispute resolution program that succeeded in reducing Medaphis’ employment-related lawsuits by 75 percent in a two-year period.
Mr. Taylor has been a frequent speaker at seminars that focus on topics involving a full range of law firm and legal department management, corporate strategy and employment relationship issues.
He is married and has three children.
Lawyers Club of Atlanta, 2012-present
State Bar of Georgia, 1990-present
Atlanta Bar Association, Foundation Board, 2010-present
College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law Foundation, Board of Directors, 2010-present
Cool Girls Inc., Board of Directors, 2007-2010
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Board of Directors, 2000-2005
Warren Boys & Girls Club, Board of Directors, 1994-1998
Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2013
Represented one of the world's leading foodservice retailers in the rebuild, redevelopment, acquisition and leasing of more than 100 properties throughout the United States.
Defended individual clients in wage and hour litigation in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia brought by live-in nanny for failure to pay overtime wages. Obtained summary judgment on FLSA claims as a result of successful assertion of the live-in domestic service workers exemption to FLSA’s overtime compensation requirements.
Successfully compelled compliance with client’s restrictive covenants against a group of departing employees before expense of litigation arose. Given the fast and aggressive strategy employed, client was able to prevent the disclosure of its trade secret and confidential information, as well as the solicitation of its existing client base.
- March 14, 2016
- “24 Taylor English Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America,” Atlanta Patch and Atlanta CitybizlistSeptember 13, 2017
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- May 31, 2017
- "17 Taylor English Attorneys Achieve Top Recognition in 2016 Super Lawyers Business Edition," Atlanta CitybizlistDecember 16, 2016
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- September 19, 2014
- Marc Taylor Featured in Daily Report Business Development Q&A with Executive Coach Robin Hensley of Raising the BarJuly 24, 2012
- July 17, 2012
- Ten Attorneys Also Recognized as Leaders in Their FieldsMay 30, 2017
- February 23, 2017
- December 15, 2016
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- Six Attorneys Also Recognized as Leaders in Their FieldsMay 27, 2016
- February 19, 2016
- August 17, 2015
- Taylor English Earns National Recognition for Three Practices, Six Attorneys Recognized as Leaders in Their FieldMay 28, 2015
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- August 18, 2014
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- December 16, 2010
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College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law, JD, 1989
College of William and Mary, BA, 1985
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
Georgia Super Lawyers, 2007-2017
Georgia Trend's Legal Elite, Labor and Employment, 2005, 2009, 2011-2013