ADAM J. CONTI

RESUME

E-mail: aconti@contilaw.com

 

Legal Experience 

Professional Organizations

 

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Adam J. Conti, LLC
      6100 Lake Forrest Drive
        Suite 435
        Atlanta, Georgia 30328
        (404) 531-0701
        Fax: (404) 531-0082
        E-Mail: aconti@contilaw.com
        May 1, 1997 to date

Founder and Managing Attorney
Head of legal practice limited to employment law, representing employees and employees in litigation, alternative dispute resolution, negotiations and counseling. Special concentration on public sector employment law at the federal, state, county and local levels. AV Rating - Martindale Hubble.

WIMBERLY & LAWSON, P.C.
3400 Peachtree Road, N.E
Suite 400, Lenox Towers
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 365-5610
Of Counsel
March 1995 - May 1997

Responsible for handling all aspects of labor and employment law on behalf of management in a wide variety of industries and selected public sector plaintiffs. Employment litigation and dispute resolution in federal and state court and before all administrative agencies. Lead counsel in numerous employment cases. Advise management, draft policies and resolve employment disputes. Represent federal, state and local government employees in employment disputes.

WAGNER & JOHNSTON, P.C.
3343 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Georgia
Shareholder - Director of Employment Law
April 1993 - March 1995

Responsible for employment law practice in an eight attorney general business practice law firm. Represent small to medium size employers and individual employees in all aspects of employment law, including federal and state court litigation, collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitration, government investigations and administrative proceedings, personnel policy development, preventive employee relations, executive employment and public sector employment law.

MACK & BERNSTEIN
100 Peachtree Street, N.W. Atlanta, Georgia
Partner - Director of Litigation, 1984 - 1993
(began as associate attorney and became partner in 1989)

Responsible for litigation, rendering advice and policy formulation representing management in all areas of employment law. Expert knowledge of employment discrimination, labor relations, wrongful discharge, NLRB law and procedures, arbitration, collective bargaining negotiations, labor injunctions, ERISA, employee benefits, wage and hour, executive employment, employment related torts, preventative labor relations, and veterans rights. Broad exposure to all other areas of employment law. Extensive employment litigation, including serving as lead counsel in bench and jury trials , numerous arbitration hearings, injunction proceedings, NLRB unfair labor practice and representation hearings, and proceedings before other administrative agencies at the federal, state and local levels.

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

New York, New York and Atlanta, Georgia, 1979 -1982
Supervised attorneys and field investigators responsible for administration of the federal labor relations program; conducted representation hearings, supervised unfair labor practice investigations and trials and union elections; managed office.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Supervisory Labor Relations Specialist
& Investigator , 1971 -1979
Atlanta, Georgia; New York, New York

Supervised and conducted investigations under a wide variety of federal labor laws, including ERISA, internal union affairs, union elections, criminal conduct of unions, veterans laws and federal sector labor-management relations.

BAR

Admitted to State Bar of Georgia, June 1984. Admitted to practice to all state and federal courts in Georgia, and elsewhere as needed.

EDUCATION

Emory Law School

Atlanta, Georgia
J.D., 1984 - Top 12% of class
AMJUR Awards in Labor and Criminal Law,
Emory Labor Law Award, 1984
Georgia Bar Association Labor Law Award, 1983

Pace University

New York, New York
M.B.A., Industrial Relations Concentration, 1976

Georgetown University

Washington, D.C. A.B. Economics, Honors Program 1971

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Arbitrator - Fulton County Superior Courts (1988-present)
Certified Mediator and Arbitrator, Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, (1995 - Present) 
Arbitrator - Resolute Resources, National Arbitration Forum
American Bar Association (Labor & Litigation Sections, ADR and Federal Service Committees)
Industrial Relations Research Association
National Employment Lawyers Association

PUBLISHED CASES

Peterson v. Atlanta Housing Authority, 998 F.2d 904, 26 Fed.R.Serv.3d 1040 (11th Cir.(Ga.), Aug 20, 1993) (NO. 92- 8318)
The Kellogg Company 93 Lab. Arb.(BNA)(1989, Clarke Arb.)
Burchfield v. Derwinski , 782 F.Supp. 532, 58 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 34, 58 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 41,291 (D.Colo., Jan 29, 1992) (NO. CIV. A. 91-F-1404)
Napier v. Weyerhauser, Inc., 766 F.Supp. 1574, 55 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1458 (M.D.Ga., May 02, 1991) (NO. CIV A 89-215-2MACWDO)
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, AFL-CIO, CLC v. S. Lichtenberg & Co., Inc., 1990 WL 256838, 54 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 635, 56 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 40,696 (S.D.Ga., Oct 19, 1990) (NO. CIV. A. CV190-029)
Martin v. Merriday, 706 F.Supp. 42, 57 USLW 2505, 49 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 194, Empl. Prac. Dec. P 38,888,4 Indiv.Empl.Rts.Cas. (BNA) 414 (N.D.Ga., Feb 02, 1989)(NO. 1:88-CV-2671-RCF)
Harmond v. Cavazos, 56 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 142, (N.D. Ga. 1991)
Newsome v. Cooper-Wiss, 179 Ga. App. 670, 347 S.E.2d 619 (1986)
Burkholder v. Ford Life Ins. Co.,( No. A92A2363, Court of Appeals of Georgia) 207 Ga. App. 908; 429 S.E.2d 344; 1993 Ga. App. LEXIS 360, March 17, 1993
Schmid v. Shalala, 64 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 1725 (N.D. Ga. 1994)
Costin v. DHHS, ___ MSPR ___, No. AT-1221-93-0670-R-1(M.S.P.B.1996)
Coppage v. U.S. Postal Service and National Rural Letters Carriers Association,119 F. Supp.2d 1375, 166 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 2056 (M.D. Ga. 2000)

PUBLICATIONS 

"Mediation of Work-Place Disputes: A Prescription for Organizational Health," Employee Relations Law Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2 (1985)
"Will Employment-At-Will Survive in Georgia," (co-author with Curtis L. Mack), Business Counselor, Vol. 4, No. 7 (1987)
"The Evolution of Recognition of Entrepreneurial Rights Under the NLRA," (co-author with Curtis L. Mack), The Capitol University Law Review, Vol. 14-3, (1985)
"An Internal Corporate Mediation Program," (Co-author with Judy C. Cohn), Employment Relations Today, Vol. 15, No. 1 (1988)
"Sexual Harassment: A Potential Powder Keg," (co-author with Curtis L. Mack), Business Counselor, Vol. 1, No.11 (1985)
"Dispute Resolution in the Workplace" Fulton County Daily Report, p.2 (June 3, 1987)
"Internet Privacy - New Rules for a New Age" Bobbin Live (March 1996)
Contributor, ABA Labor and Employment Law Section, Federal Service Labor and Employment Law Committee, 1995 Survey of Developments in Federal Sector Employment Law, (1996)
"The Internet & the Workplace: Resources, Risks, Privacy and Opportunities" The Web Law Review Summer 1997
"Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Court-Backed Mandatory Alternative to Employee Lawsuits," Supplement to Fair Employment Practices Guidelines, Bureau of  Business Practices, (October 10, 1997)

CORE VALUES

To efficiently and effectively provide top quality and aggressive legal representation to employers and employees.

PRACTICE SYNOPSES

Representation of Employers
Representation of Public Sector Employees
Representation of Federal Sector Employees
Employment Litigation
Alternative Dispute Resolution for Workplace Disputes

 

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