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“Swift Currie Announces Arrival of Lauren Kamensky, Firm Total of 150 Attorneys,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta CityBizList, Metro Atlanta CEO
December 21, 2018

The arrival of Lauren P. Kamensky to Swift Currie’s Atlanta office was highlighted in the Sunday Newsmakers section of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Dec. 30, 2018, as well as in the Atlanta CityBizList on Dec. 12 and Metro Atlanta CEO on Dec. 20.

“We are very pleased to have welcomed so many excellent colleagues during the past year who, like Lauren, share our resolve to consistently provide exceptional legal counsel to our clients,” Swift Currie Managing Partner Terry O. Brantley said.

Please click here to view the full article in Atlanta CityBizList and click here for the article in Metro Atlanta CEO. Subscribers to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution may read the news in the business section of the Dec. 30 print publication, available here. The full press release can be found here.

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“The Value of Safety Plans for Claims Management,” Risk Management
December 5, 2018

In an article published in the December 2018 edition of Risk Management magazine, Jeff Stinson advises employers on the value of creating and implementing a comprehensive safety program to prevent the potential for liability in workers’ compensation claims.

Because most federal and state workers’ compensation programs are no-fault systems, employees are generally going to be entitled to recovery through workers’ compensation under most circumstances regardless how reckless or ill-conceived their actions were. “However, most states provide a defense to employers and insurers if the employee is found to have violated a safety rule or neglected to use a safety device,” Stinson says.

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“Legal Roundup: Mid-South Super Lawyers List,” Birmingham Business Journal
November 26, 2018

On Nov. 16, 2018, Birmingham Business Journal highlighted that two Swift Currie attorneys in Birmingham were included in the Mid-South Super Lawyers 2018 Rising Stars list. Brandon J. Clapp and Brian C. Richardson’s earned the Rising Stars designation, which honors less than 2.5 percent of lawyers across Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee who are 40 years old or younger or have been practicing for 10 years or less.

For more information, you may view the full release on the firm’s page here.

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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.

To view the full Daily Report article, click here.

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

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