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Baker Donelson Announces Leadership Changes in L&E Department

(Memphis, TN/July 20, 2009) The law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has announced that Jennifer P. Keller has assumed the role of chair of the Firm's Labor & Employment Department. Ms. Keller previously served as vice chair of the department, a position now held by David Gevertz of the Firm's Atlanta office.

As chair of the Labor & Employment Department, Ms. Keller oversees approximately 100 attorneys across all the Firm's offices in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Washington, D.C. Ms. Keller, who concentrates her practice in the area of employment litigation, practices in both state and federal court in Tennessee and North Carolina. She also regularly appears before various administrative agencies, including the DOL, EEOC, THRC and NLRB. A graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Law, she has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® (Copyright 2008 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.) in the area of workers' compensation law and was named a Rising Star by Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine in 2008.

Mr. Gevertz has more than 13 years of experience representing large public and privately-held companies throughout the country in complex employment litigation. A cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, he holds an AV® peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Gevertz has been recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers in the area of employment litigation (defense) and has been named among "Georgia's Legal Elite" by Georgia Trend magazine.

The Baker Donelson Labor & Employment Group represents local, regional and national clients in all types of labor and employment matters including litigation, as well as litigation avoidance through ensuring compliance with employment-related laws and regulations and extensive training programs for client supervisors and managers. Baker Donelson has been ranked among the top 10 labor and employment litigation firms in the country by Employment Law 360, a national news source for employment law and human resources professionals.

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