Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Robin Taylor Symons Appointed Co-Managing Partner of Gordon & Rees’ Miami Office

MIAMI ---- Robin Taylor Symons has been appointed co-managing partner of Gordon & Rees’ Miami office. She will share the responsibility with current managing partner Robert M. Mayer.

Symons is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment and Insurance practice groups. Her experience includes complex insurance coverage and employment-related disputes and trials. Additionally, she provides management-side legal counsel and advice to employers, and has served as counsel to the local state court on diversity training. She also developed and runs the subscriber interface of “the workplace HELPLINE®,” a national computer-based employment law hotline providing assistance to businesses and specialty groups.

Symons earned her law degree from the University of Miami and has been approved as an instructor by the Department of Insurance in the states of Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York, South Carolina and Texas.  She is a trained mediator and is frequently retained to bring contentious, multi-party litigation to conclusion.

Symons, along with Senior Counsels Jacqueline M. De LeonJose I. LeonVanessa S. Septien, and Elissa F. Silverman, joined the firm earlier this year from the national law firm Epstein Becker & Green.

Under Mayer’s leadership, the Miami office has expanded from 2 to 15 attorneys in less than two years. To accommodate for this continued growth, the office recently relocated to the Southeast Financial Center (formerly the Wachovia Financial Center).  Mayer remains focused on the firm’s expansion in Florida and the Southeast.

The Miami office opened in December 2009 as Gordon & Rees’ first regional office in the Southeast extending the firm’s growing national platform to include Florida.

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About Gordon & Rees LLP
Gordon & Rees LLP is a national full-service firm focusing on complex litigation and sophisticated business transactions. Founded in San Francisco in 1974, the firm has grown to 20 offices in 13 states with more than 450 attorneys and 30 national practices.  The firm’s  continuing expansion has advanced the firm from #176 in 2005 to #155 in 2011 in The American Lawyer  “AmLaw 200” list of the largest U.S. firms.  Similarly, Gordon & Rees has advanced to #120 in the National Law Journal's 2010 ranking of the 250 largest U.S.-based law firms. 2011 is the eighth consecutive year Gordon & Rees advanced in the survey since 2003 when the firm first appeared in the survey.


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