Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete, LLP is pleased to welcome seven new attorneys joining the firm’s Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Los Angeles and Winston-Salem offices.

Kathleen Barrow has joined the Austin office as a partner, after spending more than a decade at Jackson Lewis. She brings to Constangy more than 20 years of experience representing clients in counseling and litigation matters relating to ERISA benefits, employment-related tax matters and executive compensation.

Tom Scroggins and Brooke Nixon have joined Constangy as partners in the Birmingham office, both coming from the Tuscaloosa firm of Rosen Harwood. Scroggins has 20 years of experience in employment litigation, labor relations and workplace safety issues. Nixon, who has more than a decade of experience, also focuses her practice on employment litigation prevention and defense. Nixon also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama School of Law and the Cumberland School of Law.

Dana Nelson has joined the Atlanta office as senior counsel, bringing 28 years of experience in workers compensation and civil litigation. Nelson comes to Constangy from an in-house position with Zurich North American Insurance, where she served as the lead attorney for workers compensation issues.

Anthony Sbardellati has joined the Los Angeles office as senior counsel. Sbardellati has more than 10 years of experience in defending class action lawsuits, PAGA claims, and single plaintiff claims, with a focus on wage and hour claims, alleged suitable seating violations, Labor Code Section 226 claims, and suits alleging unlawful discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. He comes to Constangy from LTL Attorneys.

The firm’s Los Angeles office has also added Matthew Gurnick as an associate. Prior to joining Constangy, Matthew worked as an associate at Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, and served as an employment law clerk at NBC Universal.

In Winston-Salem, Constangy recently welcomed associate Gerard Clodomir, who comes to the firm after spending several years with Saul Ewing LLP.

“Over the past few years, we’ve put a strong focus on attracting and retaining attorneys who combine diverse perspectives with outstanding legal skills that help us meet our clients’ unique needs,” said Neil H. Wasser, chair of Constangy’s executive committee. “As we continue to grow, we’re excited to have these seven talented attorneys join our Constangy team and strengthen our presence in key markets.”


About Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP:

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete offers a wider lens on workplace law. We have counseled employers exclusively since 1946. With offices in 15 states, we are one of the largest labor and employment law practices in the U.S. Constangy has been named as a top firm for women and minorities by organizations including Law360, the National Law Journal and Many of our more than 180 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 or follow us on Twitter @ConstangyLaw.


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