HALL BOOTH SMITH, P.C
Allison Averbuch is an Associate in our Atlanta office, and she focuses her practice on employment law counseling, internal investigations and litigation. She also defends clients in medical malpractice and general liability claims.
Allison works with companies of all sizes in financial services, health care, manufacturing, logistics, food service, hospitality and other industries, and helps them navigate the complexities of a wide variety of labor and employment matters.
Allison advises clients on issues at all stages of employment from hiring to termination, including contractual and transactional issues involving breach of contract, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, trade secrets and protection of confidential information, and negotiation of severance agreements.
She also counsels clients on day-to-day issues such as employee discipline, terminations, severance, FMLA and other leave laws, disability accommodations, and provides employers with strategic business advice on critical human resources issues that arise out of the employment relationship, with an emphasis on preventing future disputes and minimizing risk. She routinely conducts workplace investigations on sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and other alleged offenses, and advises businesses in the critical areas of wage and hour compliance and drafting and enforcing restrictive covenants.
Allison has a robust and detailed in-house training program for clients, which covers best practices and strategies for avoiding employment litigation. She develops employee handbooks, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with state and federal law, is often called to conduct workplace investigations or reviews of actions taken to assess risk and exposure.
Allison litigates employment cases at all stages, from pre-suit reviews and investigations to the EEOC process, through dispositive motions and trial. She has a successful track record for getting employment discrimination suits dismissed through an effective motions practice, and she has experience defending employers in both single-plaintiff and class-action discrimination and wage-and-hour cases.
Allison earned a Juris Doctorate, summa cum laude, from the Georgia State University College of Law, where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif, served as the Symposium Editor for the Georgia State Law Review and was a pupil in the Bleckley Inn of Court. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, cum laude, from the College of William and Mary.
Allison volunteers with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s Safe Families Office, seeking protective orders on behalf of domestic violence victims. She also serves on the Georgia State University Law Alumni Council.
Allison counsels clients of all sizes on a wide range of labor and employment matters from hiring to termination, and her strategic approach helps companies minimize risk while efficiently resolving disputes and claims that arise. She specializes in contractual matters such as employment and non-compete agreements as well as restrictive covenants and wage and hour compliance. She also conducts internal investigations, and represents clients through the EEOC process, motions and trial. Her detailed and practical training program and creation of employee handbooks and policies help clients avoid issues and ensure compliance with state and federal laws.
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