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BURTON D. GARLAND JR. is a shareholder in the St. Louis office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. His employment practice includes litigating employment discrimination matters under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, the Federal False Claims Act, and the various state counterparts to these federal laws. Mr. Garland has extensive experience litigating high stakes matters in the context of motions seeking temporary restraining orders and other injunctive relief matters involving restrictive covenants (non-compete, non-solicit and confidentiality agreements); misappropriation of trade secrets; retaliation; tortious interference; unfair competition; and related claims. In addition to representing clients in federal and state courts and before federal and state agencies, Mr. Garland’s practice includes advising clients on employment-related matters and drafting personnel policies, employment contracts, severance agreements, and employee handbooks. He also has significant experience in wage and hour class action defense and in FINRA arbitrations. Mr. Garland’s labor law practice includes union avoidance counseling and campaigns, elections, objections to elections, R-Case strategy and litigation, collective bargaining, strikes and injunctions, arbitration, and unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board. He earned his B.S.B.A. degree from the University of Arizona, his M.B.A. degree from St. Louis University, and his J.D. degree from Saint Louis University School of Law. Mr. Garland is a member of the American Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (Labor and Employment Law Section chair 2007-08) and the Southern Illinois Bar Association.
ANDREW L. METCALF is an attorney with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., where he represents businesses and public organizations in all aspects of employment law, including both litigation and human resources counseling. He assists clients facing lawsuits and administrative charges alleging employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and violations of other workplace laws and regulations, including the FMLA and FLSA. Mr. Metcalf has guided clients through investigations by the EEOC, Missouri Commission on Human Rights, the Department of Labor, and OSHA. Having extensive experience with complex employment litigation matters, he offers strategies to ensure clients are efficiently and thoroughly protected in workplace legal matters. Mr. Metcalf also helps businesses and human resources professionals minimize risk by offering practical strategies and legal counseling on workplace policies, including the preparation and review of employee handbooks and employment contracts. He regularly speaks to business groups about best practices and litigation avoidance, and is a frequent author about developments under Missouri law. Mr. Metcalf is a member of the American Bar Association, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and The Missouri Bar. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from George Washington University; and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Washington University School of Law.
JAMES M. PAUL is a partner with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Mr. Paul has extensive trial and appellate experience with handling labor and employment law litigation in federal and state courts, and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, Department of Justice, Missouri Commission on Human Rights, Illinois Department of Human Rights, and several other federal and state agencies. He has also earned the National Society for Human Resource Management’s SHRM-SCP certification and regularly advises employers on all labor and human resource management issues in an effort to prevent or resolve employee issues before they escalate into legal disputes. As co-chair of the firm’s disability access practice group, Mr. Paul advises clients regarding legal requirements for accommodating disabled individuals and defends Americans with Disabilities and Rehabilitation Act lawsuits nationally. Prior to his private practice of law, Mr. Paul served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Ray Price, Jr. of the Missouri Supreme Court and then as a Missouri assistant attorney general. As assistant attorney general, he represented the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, the Missouri Division of Labor Standards, and the Missouri Commission on Human Rights by enforcing state discrimination and wage and hour laws. He also worked in Washington, D.C. on legislative issues for the late Missouri Governor Carnahan and has taught trial advocacy at Saint Louis University as an adjunct professor. He received his B.S.B.A degree, summa cum laude from Saint Louis University and J.D. Degree from Washington University School of Law.