Overview

Carl’s practice focuses on advising employers regarding state and federal laws pertaining to employment and defending them against administrative charges and lawsuits relating to employment. Clients regularly consult Carl concerning the requirements of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA"), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other federal and state laws governing employment.

Carl has served as lead counsel in the defense of numerous cases alleging discrimination on the basis of age, disability, national origin, race, religion and sex (including sexual harassment). He also has served as lead counsel in cases asserting claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Labor Management Relations Act, and ERISA, including cases based on the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act of 1980. In addition, companies often seek Carl’s representation regarding noncompete and nondisclosure agreements.

Prior to joining Constangy, Carl was a litigation partner at a major general practice firm based in Atlanta, where his practice involved not only employment law matters but also matters as diverse as antitrust and R.I.C.O.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America® (2017-2018)
  • Chambers USA Guide®
  • Georgia Super Lawyers® (2004-2012)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® (2016)

Professional & Civic Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association

About Me

Carl enjoys fishing, growing orchids and reading in his leisure time.

News & Analysis

Client Presentations & Firm Publications

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • “Covenants Not to Compete” seminar sponsored by Lorman Education Services, annually 1996 to present
  • “Avoiding Personal Liability From Employment Lawsuits,” presentation to the Council on Education in Management, 2002
  • “HIPAA Privacy Regulations Update,” presentation to the ICS Group, 2002
  • “Health Benefits Update,” presentation to the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, 2002
  • “Employment Litigation: Staying Out of Court,” Counsel to Counsel Magazine
  • “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds…”            
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson

Practice Emphasis

  • Defense of employment litigation, including class claims
  • Employee Benefits/ERISA litigation
  • Counseling employers concerning all areas of employment law

Education

University of Virginia School of Law

  • LL.M., 1975

University of Georgia School of Law

  • J.D., magna cum laude, 1970
  • Editor-in-Chief, Georgia Law Review (1969-70)
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Georgia Institute of Technology

  • B.S., Industrial Management, 1967

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Georgia, 1970
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
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