Cynthia G. Burnside

Cynthia G. Burnside concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial litigation and class actions, employment litigation and appellate representation. She has extensive experience litigating complex commercial cases involving a variety of substantive legal areas, including, but not limited to, business divorce, consumer disputes, real estate, breach of contract, restrictive covenants, intellectual property, trade secrets, securities fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. Her experience includes representing clients with respect to claims arising under the Stored Communications Act (SCA), the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). She is a member of the firm's Data Privacy and Security team, and is also a member of the firm's E-discovery and Technology Committee.

Employment. Ms. Burnside also has experience litigating and counseling clients on employment matters involving claims arising under Titles II and VII, Sections 1981, 1983, 1985 and 1986, Fair Labor Standards Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Equal Pay Act and Family Medical Leave Act.

Ms. Burnside has litigated commercial and employment cases in both state and federal court, including class and collective actions and cases consolidated before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Ms. Burnside regularly represents and counsels large, international companies in various industries, including financial services, banking, software, and consumer goods manufacturing. In addition to her experience with large class and collective actions, she has experience representing clients in the face of multiple individual cases where fact and witness discovery must be coordinated to take advantage of economies of scale, and to ensure that defense strategies are consistent. Ms. Burnside also has experience with alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration before the AAA and NASD.

She has represented clients on appeal in both commercial and employment matters before the United States Courts of Appeal for the Sixth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits, as well as before the appellate courts of the states of Georgia and Alabama.

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Areas of Practice 1) Antitrust, 2) Trade Regulation and Competition, 3) Class Action Litigation and Arbitration, 4) Litigation and Dispute Resolution, 5) Data Privacy and Security, 6) Appellate, 7) Labor, 8) Employment and Benefits and 9) Public Companies and Securities
Law School Tulane University Law School ( J.D.)
Admitted Year 2001
Education Smith College (B.A.)
Bar Member / Association Georgia State Bar Association, Alabama State Bar Association
Most recent firm Holland & Knight LLP
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