ATLANTA – January 26, 2016 – Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Miami, which expands the national labor and employment law firm’s footprint to 28 offices in 16 states.
The new office continues a strong period of growth for the firm, which celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2016. Last year, the firm opened three new offices, added more than 35 new attorneys to its roster, and became the first large law firm (NLJ 350) in the country to have an African-American attorney as a “name on the door” partner. The new Miami office represents a significant investment in growth in the Florida market, where Constangy already has a strong presence, including offices in Jacksonville and Tampa.
“It’s been an incredible year for Constangy,” said Neil Wasser, chair of the firm’s executive committee. “We took a bold step toward in our ongoing commitment to strategic growth and attracting top-tier talent. We are quickly becoming a destination firm for clients and attorneys who value teams with a singular focus on outstanding client service and a diverse perspective of viewpoints and experiences. Miami is a great place for business right now, and in Dave, we’ve found the right person to help drive our growth in this important market.”
The Miami office will be opened by Devand (Dave) Sukhdeo, a well-known South Florida attorney with 20 years of experience in providing counsel to companies ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations. He has represented and advised clients on issues including discrimination, wage and hour violations, disability access, unfair competition, trade secret violations and employee benefits, and also has a strong background in labor relations and alternative dispute resolution.
Sukhdeo received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law. He has been recognized by both Best Lawyers in America® and Florida Super Lawyers, and is active in the Black Lawyer’s Association and the Caribbean Lawyer’s Association. He comes to Constangy from the law firm of Jackson Lewis.
“There’s a lot of energy at Constangy right now. They have an innovative leadership team that is positioning the firm to deliver on what today’s clients really need – excellent lawyers who understanding the rapidly changing workforce and value the insights that come from diverse teams,” said Sukhdeo. “I’m excited to be a part of that growth, and to join a team known across the industry for its collaborative atmosphere and down-to-earth culture.”
About Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP:
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP offers a wider lens on workplace law. We have counseled employers exclusively since 1946. With offices in 16 states, we are one of the largest labor and employment law practices in the U.S. Constangy holds a national Tier 1 ranking from the U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers Best Law Firms survey, and has been called a “go to” law firm by Corporate Counsel and Fortune magazine. Many of our more than 160 attorneys have been recognized by leading authorities such as Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers in America and Martindale Hubbell. Find out more about us online at www.constangy.com or follow us on Twitter @ConstangyLaw.