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Raanon Gal
OVERVIEW

Raanon Gal
Partner

Atlanta

3475 Piedmont Road N.E.
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30305-3327

P 404-264-4066

F 404-264-4033

OVERVIEW

Raanon Gal
Partner

Atlanta

3475 Piedmont Road N.E.
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30305-3327

P 404-264-4066

F 404-264-4033

Raanon Gal has spent more than 15 years representing and defending employers and management across a variety of industries, specifically defending these clients in litigation related to employment discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), wage and hour, harassment, and wrongful termination claims. Clients trust him to advocate on their behalf so they can focus on keeping their businesses running and growing.

Raanon Gal has spent more than 15 years representing and defending employers and management across a variety of industries, specifically defending these clients in litigation related to employment discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), wage and hour, harassment, and wrongful termination claims. Clients trust him to advocate on their behalf so they can focus on keeping their businesses running and growing.

OVERVIEW

Raanon Gal has spent more than 15 years representing and defending employers and management across a variety of industries, specifically defending these clients in litigation related to employment discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), wage and hour, harassment, and wrongful termination claims. Clients trust him to advocate on their behalf so they can focus on keeping their businesses running and growing.

Raanon helps companies with risk management and instituting preventative measures to avoid liability, and provides counsel and representation under Employment Practice Liability Insurance arrangements. He also assists clients with cases involving noncompete agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, employment and business torts, and related dispute resolution and litigation.

His practice involves counseling and training clients, and representing them in federal and state courts, as well as before state and local agencies. Raanon also drafts employee handbooks, employer policies and executive employment agreements.

Raanon is the co-editor of the Georgia Employment Law Letter, a monthly newsletter on employment law developments in Georgia. He also frequently writes and lectures on the FMLA, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), record retention requirements and sexual harassment avoidance. 

Professional and Community Involvement

President, Congregation Ohr HaTorah 

Member, State Bar of Georgia

Member, Tennessee Bar Association

Member, Employers Counsel Network

Honors

Chambers USA, 2022

Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2011-2015; Super Lawyers, 2016-2022; Top 100, 2020

Georgia Trend's Legal Elite, Labor/ Employment Law, 2014-2016, 2018-2020

EXPERIENCE
Presentations
  • “Marijuana, Background Checks and Independent Contractors – What Do I Need to Know?” SHRM-Atlanta, Feb. 13, 2020
  • “What Every Practitioner Should Know About the New Tax Laws, State Bar of Georgia,” Dec. 5, 2019
  • "Employment Practices Liability Insurance," Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia: Annual Fall Conference, Gwinnett Infinite Energy Center, Oct. 13, 2017
  • "Employment Practices Liability Insurance," Metro Alliance of Independent Insurance Agents Monthly Meeting, Dunwoody, Ga., Feb. 15, 2017
  • "Advanced Skills for Employee Leave Management," BLR 2017 FMLA Master Class, Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 24, 2017
  • "Advanced Skills for Employee Leave Management," 2016 FMLA Master Class, Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 14, 2016
  • "Adding Cooks to the Kitchen While Staying Out of Hot Water," Recipes for Restaurant Success, Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 22, 2015
  • "Data Security," Financial Service Professionals Atlanta Symposium, Oct. 30, 2014

These presentations occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.

Publications
  • “Tase Us if You’ve Heard This Before: GA Officer’s Bias Case Can Go Forward,” Georgia Employment Law Letter, Aug. 15, 2019
  • “Lack of Geographic Boundaries Dooms Georgia Firm’s Noncompete Agreement,” Georgia Employment Law Letter, Dec. 15, 2018
  • “All Male, All Nude, All Damages Awarded,” Georgia Employment Law Letter, HR Hero, July 2018
  • "Does Withholding Final Wages Create FLSA Claim?" HR Daily Advisor, Nov. 15, 2016
  • "Legal and Practical Pitfalls of Loaning Money to Employees," Georgia Employment Law Letter, Feb. 1, 2016
  • "Naked Truth: Your Porn-Watching Employees May Land You in a Lawsuit," Georgia Employment Law Letter, August 2015, and Tech for HR Blog, Sept. 24, 2015
  • "Georgia Fire Chief Fires Off Religious Discrimination Lawsuit," Georgia Employment Law Letter, March 2015, and HR.BLR.com, April 23, 2015  "5 Key Areas for Internal Investigations of Sexual Harassment," Whitepaper, The Network Integrated GRC Solutions, Feb. 26, 2015
  • "11th Circuit Limits Georgia Employers' Defenses Against FLSA Claims," Georgia Employment Law Letter, February 2015, and HR.BLR.com, March 12, 2015
  • "CVS Convinces Georgia Court to Decertify FLSA Collective Action," Georgia Employment Law Letter, September 2015, and HR.BLR.com, Oct. 28, 2015
  • Co-editor, Georgia Employment Law Letter, 2015
  • "FLSA and Employment Practices Liability Issues," Claims Magazine, Dec. 2, 2014
  • "Georgia Department of Labor Cracks Down on Independent Contractor Misclassification," HR Business and Legal Resources, Nov. 14, 2014 
  • "What's the Status of Transgender Employees in the Workplace?" Georgia Employment Law Letter, October 2013, and Diversity Insight, Nov. 17, 2013
  • The Atlanta Jewish Times Features Young Jewish Attorneys Network, April 15, 2013

These publications occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.

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