PR 2013 No. 04

Brooks Pierce Partner Installed as Leader of Global Alliance

April 30, 2013 – RALEIGH, NC – Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce that partner Patricia W. Goodson was installed as North American Chair of the Labour Law Practice Group at the Geneva Group International ("GGI") European Conference in Lisbon, Portugal in April.

GGI is a worldwide alliance of well-established and experienced accounting, consulting, and law firms that are committed to providing clients with specialist solutions for their international business requirements. With more than 550 members in 100 countries, GGI enables the best local, independent firms to act globally without losing their independence.

The Labour Law Practice Group allows for the exchange of both knowledge and experience and hosts meetings and programs to discuss such issues as employment contracts; reorganization and international restructuring; termination and severance payment; international transfer of employees; expats; the influence of collective labor agreements; and harmonization and unilateral amendment of employment conditions.

Located in the firm's Raleigh office, Goodson focuses her practice on employment litigation and counseling management clients on a variety of employment-related issues. Additionally, she prepares non-compete, confidentiality, independent contractor and employment agreements and assists clients in conducting effective workplace investigations regarding employee misconduct and inappropriate behavior.

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Founded in 1897, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is a business law firm providing strategic counsel and innovative solutions to clients coast-to-coast and around the world. The firm is comprised of 95 attorneys located in offices in Greensboro, Raleigh, and Wilmington, NC, and represents clients in complex litigation; media, entertainment and communications; corporate and securities; international law; technology and intellectual property; telecommunications; sustainability and environmental; labor and employment; banking; aviation commerce; construction, surety, land use and development; health care; state and federal governmental relations; tax; wealth management; and criminal defense matters.

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