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Tammy Baker Named Managing Partner of Jackson Lewis' Birmingham Office

Tammy Baker Named Managing Partner of Jackson Lewis

BIRMINGHAM, AL (April 15, 2013) - Jackson Lewis LLP, one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Tammy L. Baker has assumed the role of Birmingham office Managing Partner, succeeding Thomas A. Davis.  Mr. Davis, in addition to serving as the Birmingham office’s liaison for client development, has assumed the role of Litigation Manager of the office.   

“We thank Tom for his substantial contributions to our success both in Birmingham and nationwide,” said Firm Chairman Vincent A. Cino.  “Since helping us open the Birmingham office in 2007, Tammy has earned the respect of colleagues and clients alike with her invaluable knowledge of workplace law.  With the support of the entire firm and especially the dedicated team in Birmingham, we are excited to see how the Birmingham office will continue to flourish under her management.”

“I feel privileged by this wonderful professional recognition, and I am excited to take on the Managing Partner role," said Baker.  “The Birmingham office is home to a group of exceptional and talented attorneys, and I look forward to building on what we have achieved during Tom’s six years of leadership.”

Ms. Baker has experience in all aspects of workplace law, including multi-plaintiff, collective actions and class action litigation.  She regularly advises employers on complex issues, including compliance with the FMLA, ADA and other employment laws. Ms. Baker lectures frequently on employment-related topics, including at national conferences sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  She is also a frequent speaker at state and local SHRM meetings and conferences. 

Among her professional accolades, Ms. Baker was honored by Chambers USA as a “Leader in Her Field” for the last three years; the Birmingham Business Journal named her as “Best of the Bar” in 2011; she was named one of Birmingham’s Best Lawyers for the past two years; and she was selected for inclusion in Alabama Super Lawyers for the past three years.  She was also named one of the “Top Attorneys in Alabama.”  Ms. Baker also received recognition in the 2012 and 2013 editions of The Best Lawyers in America.  

Ms. Baker has served on the Birmingham YWCA’s Junior Board and currently works with the YWCA to provide pro bono legal assistance to victims of domestic violence.  She has also served as a pro bono mediator at the request of Northern District of Alabama judges.  

Ms. Baker obtained her law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Alabama School of Law, where she was a recipient of the Dean M. Leigh Harrison Award (Top 5%); a member of Order of the Coif; a Hugo L. Black Scholar; and a member of the managing board of the Alabama Law Review.  Ms. Baker received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  

Following law school, Ms. Baker clerked for United States District Court Chief Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn.  She is admitted to the Alabama State Bar, the Mississippi State Bar, has served as a member of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals 2007 Judicial Conference Planning Committee, and currently serves on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Federal Rules Committee. 

Jackson Lewis’ Birmingham office can be reached by calling (205) 332-3100.

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About Jackson Lewis

Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis, dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law, is one of the fastest growing workplace law firms in the U.S., with 750 attorneys practicing in 52 locations nationwide. We have a wide-range of specialized practice areas, including: Affirmative Action and OFCCP Planning and Counseling; Disability, Leave and Health Management; Employee Benefits Counseling and Litigation; Immigration; Labor, including Preventive Practices; General Employment Litigation, including Class Actions, Complex Litigation and e-Discovery; Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition; Wage and Hour Compliance; Workplace Safety and Health and Corporate Diversity Counseling. In addition, Jackson Lewis provides advice nationally in other workplace law areas, including: Reductions in Force, WARN Act; Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations; Drug Testing and Substance Abuse Management; International Employment Issues; Management Education; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Public Sector Representation; Government Relations; Collegiate and Professional Sports; and Privacy, Social Media and Information Management.

For the 11th consecutive year, Jackson Lewis has been recognized for delivering client service excellence to the world’s largest corporations, once again earning a spot on the BTI Client Service A-Team. Jackson Lewis has also been recognized by in-house counsel in a comprehensive survey by BTI Consulting Group as both a “Powerhouse” and “Standout” in employment litigation. In addition, Jackson Lewis is ranked in the First Tier nationally in the category of Labor and Employment Litigation, as well as in both Employment Law and Labor Law on behalf of Management in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms,” and is recognized by Chambers and Legal 500. As an “AmLaw 100” firm, Jackson Lewis has one of the most active employment litigation practices in the United States, with a current caseload of over 6,500 litigations and approximately 415 class actions. And finally, Jackson Lewis is a charter member of L & E Global Employers’ Counsel Worldwide, an alliance currently of 15 workplace law firms in 15 countries.

For more information, please contact:

Lara Hamm, Public Relations Manager

T: (703) 483-8373

Email: hamml@jacksonlewis.com

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