R. Read Gignilliat
Read represents private and public sector employers in lawsuits, charges, arbitrations, claims, grievances, appeals and other legal and administrative proceedings initiated by employees. He also counsels employers regarding various aspects of employment law (including non-competition and trade secret matters); assists employers in designing and implementing personnel policies and procedures, employee handbooks, employment agreements (including non-competition agreements), and employment dispute resolution programs; and provides day-to-day advice on a wide range of personnel-related matters. Read designs and conducts management and employee training programs in a variety of areas, including workplace harassment, conducting internal investigations, EEO/whistleblower protection and records retention. He co-chairs the firm’s Public Sector Group, which focuses on the representation of cities, counties, school districts, and other local governmental bodies. He is also a member of the firm’s Complex Litigation Group, focusing on professional liability, fraud, constitutional challenges and other specialty lines insurance claims.