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Keely Jac Collins

Partner

800 International Tower
229 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303

(404) 582-8451 - Direct
(404) 659-6700 - Main

       

As both counselor and advocate for businesses large and small across all sectors, unionized and non-unionized, Keely takes a practical approach to advising and advocating for businesses nationwide. Both small family businesses and corporate boards of directors have benefited from Keely’s attention to the details of law and business, creative solutions, and zealous advocacy for businesses before numerous administrative agencies, and in all levels of state and federal court. As an experienced collaborator with large organizations’ in-house counsel and general and employment counsel, Keely is trusted by other attorneys to strengthen the value they offer to the organizations they serve.

EDUCATION

LL.M. in taxation, with a certificate in employee benefits at Villanova University School of Law
J.D. at Widener University School of Law

PRACTICE AREAS

Employment Law
Wage and Hour
Benefits Litigation
Complex Litigation
Labor Relations

ASSOCIATIONS

Pennsylvania Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia

AWARDS

SuperLawyers Rising Star
Business Journal “Top 40 under 40”

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

Georgia
Pennsylvania

CIVIC & COMMUNITY SERVICE

Speaker for SHRM chapters across the country, including chapters located in Georgia, Pennsylvania, New York, and Kentucky
Speaker for National Business Institute

Representative Matters

• Represented organizations of all sizes in various employment claims, including claims under the Equal Pay Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, state discrimination law, and whistleblower laws in both state and federal court.
• Defended employers’ noncompete and related agreements.
• Represented numerous public school districts in all levels of federal and state court on a variety of employment matters, including claims under Section 1983.
• Represented employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, and Department of Labor.
• Represented employers in union grievance arbitration matters.
• Represented employers before the IRS, including Affordable Care Act (ACA) penalty disputes.
• Represented management in negotiating employment contracts and collective bargaining agreements.


Legal Assistant/Paralegal:

 Bradley Speir

(404) 582-8443 - Direct

bradley@elarbeethompson.com