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“Workplace Pregnancy Protection Laws: More Than Just Family Medical Leave Act,” Workforce
November 26, 2018

In an article published in Workforce on Nov. 15, 2018, Crystal Stevens McElrath provided insight on pregnancy protections for women in the workforce. While there is a period of 12 weeks of federally mandated unpaid leave available to new mothers under the Family and Medical Leave Act, some employers offer pay during this period or throughout a longer period of maternity leave. However, most employers have additional obligations to pregnant employees, which can include the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.

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“Swift Currie Continues Growth in Atlanta with Addition of Nine New Attorneys,” Daily Report, Metro Atlanta CEO, Atlanta CityBizList
November 19, 2018

On Nov. 16, 2018, the news of Swift Currie’s recent addition of nine new attorneys in the firm’s Atlanta office was published in an article in the Daily Report.

Sara Alexandre, Rebecca M. Beane, Tara P. Schlairet, Ivy R. White and Robert K. Young are newcomers to the firm, while Avery G. Carter, Clay L. Clifton, Nichole C. Novosel and Kristen M. Vigilant join the firm after previously serving as summer associates in 2017. These additions follow seven associate hires in September, bringing the firm’s overall attorney headcount to approximately 150.

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The news also previously published in the Metro Atlanta CEO and the Atlanta CityBizList.

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“Legal Roundup: U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers in America Best Law Firms Lists,” Birmingham Business Journal
November 15, 2018

On Nov. 9, 2018, Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, was included in the Birmingham Business Journal’s round-up of firms ranked among the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” list in the Birmingham metropolitan area. Swift Currie earned a tier 2 national ranking for insurance law, and the growing Birmingham office earned a tier 3 ranking in its local market for insurance law.

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“What Goes Into A Law Firm Rebrand? ‘Everything is on the Table,’” Mid-Market Report
November 14, 2018

On Nov. 9, 2018, Mid-Market Report published an article highlighting Swift Currie’s recent rebranding efforts. Part of the firm’s rebranding efforts include a new logo with the firm’s names in lower-case cursive, divided by a gold slash — a significant change from its predecessor. Swift Currie’s roster has doubled since the logo was last changed in 2003, now with approximately 150 lawyers.

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“Saluting Veterans in the Georgia Legal Community,” Daily Report
November 14, 2018

Swift Currie’s own Robert R. Potter was included in a special Veteran’s Day slideshow published on Nov. 9, 2018, by the Daily Report highlighting veterans in Georgia’s legal community. Potter was a member of the United States Navy from 1970 to 1974, where he earned the rank of lieutenant junior grade (LTJG). He served aboard aircraft carrier USS Saratoga CV-60 while stationed in Jacksonville, Florida at the Naval Station Mayport, with cruises to the Mediterranean and the Gulf of Tonkin off the Vietnam coast.

We are eternally grateful to Potter and his fellow veterans for their service to our country. For the Daily Report’s full slideshow commemorating Georgia legal professionals who served our nation, please click here.

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