Nancy E. Baumgarten
B.S., Oglethorpe University (1999), summa cum laude
J.D., University of Georgia School of Law (2002), summa cum laude
• State Bar of Georgia
• Atlanta Bar Association
Nancy Baumgarten has over nine years of experience as a labor and employment attorney, during which she has represented both employees and employers in disputes arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Nancy has also advised and counseled clients on a wide variety of employment-related topics, including discrimination claims, harassment claims, wage and hour laws, disability and medical leave requirements, employee discipline issues, individual terminations and reductions-in-force. Nancy has represented clients in nationwide and statewide class and collective actions, as well as single plaintiff lawsuits. She previously worked at the Atlanta offices of two top law firms, Jones Day LLP and Dow Lohnes PLLC.
Nancy has extensive experience handling disputes at the administrative agency level, including with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor. In addition to her litigation work, Nancy regularly drafts, reviews and negotiates employment contracts, severance agreements, restrictive covenants and personnel policies. She also organizes and coordinates continuing legal education programs for attorneys at major law firms as well as in-house counsel.
Nancy attended Oglethorpe University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, summa cum laude, and minored in Psychology. She attended law school at the University of Georgia, where she received her Juris Doctor degree, summa cum laude, and was inducted into the honorary scholastic society, Order of the Coif. In law school, Nancy received the West Publishing Company Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award. She also served as Articles Editor for the Georgia Law Review and was a member of the Executive Board of one of her law school's student associations. Nancy has authored or co-authored articles published in the Georgia Law Review, the Georgia League Report, and the Council on Education in Management's Personnel Law Update. She is actively involved in several community service organizations, including the Atlanta Lawyer's Orchestra, United Way Campaign Committees, Special Education Advocacy Project, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, and the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. She has also previously served as head of her law firm's Atlanta Pro Bono Committee.
• Update About Preventing Harassment in the Workplace -- It's Not Just About Sex Anymore
, Personnel Law Update, Council on Education in Management (2005), co-authored with Douglas Towns
• Mass Strip Searching in Schools and "Clearly Established" Law: Is Section 1983 Immunity "Qualified" in the Eleventh Circuit?
, 8 Ga. League Rep. 78 (2002)
• "Sometimes the Road Less Traveled is Less Traveled for a Reason": The Need for Change in Georgia's Employment-at-Will Doctrine and Refusal to Adopt the Public Policy Exception
, 36 Ga. L. Rev. 1021 (2000)
Law Offices of Gregory R. Fidlon, P.C. is an employment law and business litigation law firm serving clients in the metro Atlanta area and throughout the State of Georgia, including Acworth, Alpharetta, Buckhead, Buford, Canton, Carrollton, Cartersville, Chamblee, Clarkston, College Park, Conyers, Covington, Cumming, Dacula, Decatur, Doraville, Douglasville, Druid Hills, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Point, Fayetteville, Forest Park, Gainesville, Grayson, Griffin, Johns Creek, Jonesboro, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Lithonia, Loganville, Macon, Marietta, McDonough, Milton, Morrow, Newnan, Norcross, Peachtree City, Riverdale, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Snellville, Stockbridge, Stone Mountain, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Vinings, Winder, Woodstock, Bartow County, Cherokee County, Clayton County, Cobb County, Coweta County, DeKalb County, Douglas County, Fayette County, Forsyth County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Henry County, Paulding County and Walton County.