1100 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
In her broad-ranging practice, Diane assists employers with any issue that relates to employees: advice, employee terminations, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, union issues, wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, leaves, and training. She gives employment law advice and defends employment discrimination, wage and hour, and other employment litigation brought before administrative agencies and in court. She regularly handles reductions in force; investigates harassment and discrimination complaints; conducts other workplace investigations for employers; and offers training on harassment, discrimination, and investigation issues.
She has successfully represented employers in numerous jury trials in federal court in employment discrimination cases and has litigated employment claims in over 25 states. She regularly works with foreign counsel on executive terminations overseas and has testified for employers on adequacy of workplace investigation procedures.
Diane has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Labor and Employment Law for 2015 and the seven years immediately preceding. She was also recognized in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in Labor and Employment Law by Super Lawyers magazine. In 2009, Diane was named a "Woman of Excellence" by Business to Business magazine for her influential leadership and positive impact on the community. She has been named a Georgia "Legal Elite" by Georgia Trend magazine each year since 2009 and is listed in the 2014 and the five years immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Diane is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
|Areas of Practice||1) Labor & Employment, 2) Labor Relations and 3) Wage & Hour Issues|
|Law School||University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1982)|
|Education||Duke University (B.A.)|
|Bar Member / Association||Georgia State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP|
Ms. Fitzgerald represents employers in a wide range of industries, including the entertainment, financial services, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, and transportation industries.
Carol R. Freeman is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Ms. Freeman represents employers in employment law, labor relations, and related administrative claims and litigation.