Thursday, March 15, 2012

Rachel Gebaide Named Chair of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed's Labor & Employment Practice Group

Orlando, FL - Attorney Rachel D. Gebaide, a partner with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., has been named the Chair of the firm's Labor & Employment Law Practice Group. Rachel who joined the firm in 1998 and has been a partner since 2005, will continues to represent large and small companies as she helps them manage their human resources issues.

In addition to counseling clients on personnel issues as they arise in the workplace, Rachel prepares personnel policies, employment agreements, non-competition/non-solicitation agreements and, when necessary, separation agreements. Rachel regularly represents employers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies in all matters pertaining to employment law, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Florida Civil Rights Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Since the downturn in the economy, Rachel has observed an uptick in FLSA claims, WARN Act issues, and discrimination claims, which has kept her very busy.

Rachel is also involved in numerous community organizations, including A Gift for Teaching, BBYO (national Board of Directors), and Jewish Family Services (Board of Directors). Rachel is a Leadership Orlando alumna. She has received several awards including, most recently, BBYO's national Alumna of the Year, and she has served as co-chair of Choices, an annual fundraising event for over 450 women gathering to honor the Jewish Federation's "Harriet Ginsburg Woman of Choice."

Founded in Orlando, Florida in 1969, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., is a multi-practice law firm with 107 attorneys. We represent clients across a myriad of industries locally, nationally and beyond our borders, advising on almost every aspect of business: from high-stakes, high-profile litigation to labor and employment law; from tax issues to trademark and patent protection; from bankruptcy and creditors’ rights to wealth management; from complex commercial and residential real estate issues to healthcare; from capital raising and entity formation to corporate growth and expansion. Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell peer review, the firm is a founding member of Meritas, a global network of over 175 independent law firms with more than 7,000 experienced lawyers.


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