Angela Ramson is an experienced litigator and problem solver who focuses in the areas of labor and employment and commercial litigation. In her employment practice, Angela counsels and represents employers with respect to claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, whistleblower statutes and other federal and state civil rights statutes. She also focuses on representing clients in class and collective actions. Angela also advises employers on executive employment agreements, workplace policies and conducts trainings.

    In addition, Angela’s practice encompasses areas of traditional labor law, including collective bargaining negotiations, unfair labor practice charges, union avoidance strategy and training, strike response and contingency planning, and grievance proceedings.

    In commercial litigation, Angela represents clients in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters including business and contractual disputes, trademark litigation, construction litigation, internal investigations, corporate compliance and governmental regulation. Angela has broad experience with eDiscovery management and document retention.

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    • Represented quick service restaurant franchisees in a Title VII sexual harassment and FLSA misclassification collective action suit brought by former assistant manager on behalf of all similarly situated employees. After aggressively pursuing discovery, the team was able to preclude certification of a collective action and obtained summary judgment on all of the plaintiff’s claims along with an award of costs. The plaintiff appealed the dismissal of her claims to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. After pursuing prevailing party lawyers’ fees under Title VII and appellate mediation, the team was able to negotiate a settlement and dismissal of plaintiff’s appeal without any award of damages to the plaintiff.
    • Represented a large logistics and packaging company in a trial for a race discrimination action and retaliation brought by an employee with alleged damages in excess of US$2 million. The team was able to preclude retaliation from the case during trial and received a defense verdict.
    • Representation of a major package delivery provider in labor relations, bargaining, benefits and ULP matters.
    • Represented a Fortune 50 company in multiple wage and hour class and collective actions.
    • Represented real estate developers and general contractors in construction-related disputes in several forums, including arbitration and litigation.
    • Represented numerous clients in cases involving breach of contract and other commercial disputes.

    Education

    • Howard University School of Law, J.D.
    • Georgetown University, B.S.

    Admissions

    • Georgia, 2009
    • District of Columbia, 2009
    • Maryland, 2007

    Courts

    • Supreme Court of Georgia
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., M. Dist. of Georgia
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of Georgia
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., W. Dist. of New York
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Maryland
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Instructor, “Lawyer for a Day,” program for B.E.S.T Academy High School, Atlanta, GA
    • Interviewer, Georgetown University Alumni, Admissions Program
    • Member, American Bar Association, Equal Opportunity Law Section
    • Member, Georgia Bar Association
    • Volunteer, Truancy Intervention Project
    • Former board commissioner, Atlanta Housing Authority
    • Former board secretary, Center for Black Women’s Wellness
    • Team member, The American Lawyer’s “Regional Litigation Department of the Year – Georgia,” 2018
    • Listed, Fulton County Daily Report, “On the Rise,” 2017
    • Recipient, City of Atlanta Phoenix Award, 2017
    • Honoree, Honorable Glenda Hatchett Volunteer of the Year Award, 2017
    • Team Member, The Daily Report, “Georgia Labor and Employment Litigation Department of the Year,” 2017
    • Listed, Georgia Trend magazine, “40 Under 40,” 2015
    • Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2015
    • Listed, Atlanta Business Chronicle, “40 Under 40,” 2014
    • Listed, Lawyers of Color, “Southern Region • Hot List,” 2014
    • Listed, Georgia Trend magazine, “Legal Elite,” 2013
    • Team member, a Law360 “Employment Practice Group of the Year,” 2011 and 2013
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