Joseph M. English

Partner

Atlanta, Georgia

Joe English works in close partnership with his clients to provide practical and cost-effective business solutions to employment law issues. Mr. English has earned a reputation as a trusted counselor for his business clients, providing day-to-day advice on general employment-related matters, including risk management and preventative practices. When clients are faced with a legal claim arising from employment practices, Mr. English is an effective advocate for management, regularly defending employers in employment litigation and arbitration cases.

Mr. English enjoys working with early-stage and fast-growth companies, helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses while developing best practices and legal safeguards in employment and related areas. At the same time, Mr. English regularly partners with human resources professionals and in-house attorneys at more established employers, assisting them in remaining legally compliant despite an ever-changing landscape of laws and regulations at the federal, state, and local levels.

Affiliations

  • Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC)
  • Georgia River Network, Board Member, 2021-present
  • Golf for the Kids benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Advisory Board Member, 2015-present
  • Kennesaw State University, Shore Center for Entrepreneurship, Advisory Board Member, 2015-2019
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Manna Fund, Board Member, 2013-2016
  • Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, Board Member, 2009-2011
  • State Bar of Georgia

Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2015-2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2014-2022
  • Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, Labor & Employment, 2012

Practice Areas

  • Employment & Labor Litigation
  • Employment Counseling

Education

  • The Catholic University Columbus School of Law, JD, 1988
  • University of Scranton, BS, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Insight

GGI Panelist: The Business Side of Law Firms

August 1st, 2022

This summer I served as a panelist at the GGI North America Conference in Washington, DC. The panel session, titled Management of…

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Labor Unions Gaining Traction in the South

July 18th, 2022

Seattle-based Starbucks is well-known for its expansive employee benefits, inclusive environment, and commitment to social causes. Yet,…

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Leaders Should Try The “Irish Answer”

November 11th, 2021

Although you’d never know it from my last name, my DNA proves that I am nearly 100% Irish. I’ve often heard it said that the Irish have a…

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Partnering with a Fractional General Counsel

October 11th, 2021

In the attached video podcast, I sat down with my colleague Joe English and discussed the advantages of the fractional general counsel…

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