WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Feb. 16, 2016 — Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced Eric Gordon has assumed the role of Labor & Employment Practice Group Chair.

"Eric is an excellent labor and employment lawyer with a tremendous capacity for leadership and client service," said Akerman Chairman and CEO Andrew Smulian. "The very personal attention Eric devotes to his colleagues and client relationships reflect the values of our firm. We look forward to the continued growth and success of Akerman's Labor and Employment Practice Group under his able direction."

Gordon will work to grow the national practice group while overseeing the delivery of labor and employment services to Akerman clients. He also will continue to practice law, representing employers in labor and employment matters and in many key sectors such as telecommunications, hospitality, healthcare, retail, and financial services. He is a past president of the Human Resource Association of Palm Beach County and will serve as president of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association in 2017-2018. Prior to leading Akerman's Labor & Employment Practice Group, Gordon served as the office managing partner of Akerman's Palm Beach County offices.

Gordon succeeds James Bramnick, who will continue representing management in labor and employment matters. He also will continue to strengthen global partnerships in the labor and employment practice through his role as a chair of Lex Mundi's Global Labor and Employment Practice Group, the world's largest law firm network.

About Akerman LLP
Akerman LLP is a leading transactions and trial law firm known for core strengths in middle market M&A, within the financial services and real estate industries, and for a diverse Latin America practice. With more than 600 lawyers and government affairs professionals and a network of 20 offices, it is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States by The American Lawyer (2015). Akerman also is ranked among the top 50 law firms for diversity in The American Lawyer's Diversity Scorecard (2015).
Akerman's Labor & Employment Practice Group defends employers throughout the United States in all types of litigation under federal, state and local employment laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act. Adept at class and collective actions defense, the  group represents clients in connection with employment law compliance, collective bargaining and NLRB proceedings, ADA public access, global workforce issues, immigration, and non-compete and trade secret advice.
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