Al Vreeland is a founding member of the firm. Al has represented employers in the entire
range of employment litigation from Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, OSHA
and ERISA to claims under the First Amendment, Fourth Amendment,
and the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses. His cases have
ranged from the claims of a single disgruntled employee to statewide,
regional, and nationwide attacks on his clients' hiring, promotion,
termination, pay and benefits practices. Al also defends his clients
before state and federal appellate courts.
In addition to his litigation practice, Al regularly
counsels clients on preventive employment measures and on handling
risk-laden employment decisions. His counseling practice has an emphasis
on issues of corporate restructuring, such as sales, acquisitions
and reductions-in-force. Al works with clients to analyze the risks
of proposed corporate changes, including the risk of union accretion,
employee benefit liability, WARN obligations, and adverse EEO impact.
Al is a frequent speaker and writer on issues of
employment law. He is the editor of the Alabama Employment Law Letter
and a contributing editor of the Alabama Employer's Desk Manual.
He is a member of the Board of Editors of and writes a regular column for HR Insight. His published works include "How to Conduct Internal Investigations," (M.
Lee Smith Publishers, 1999) and "The Breath of the Unfee'd Lawyer," 90
U. Mich. L.R. 626 (1991).
Al is a regular speaker at the annual Advanced Employment Issues Symposia in Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas. He is also a member of the Planning Committee of the Multi-State Labor and Employment Seminar sponsored by Tulane University.
Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Al received his undergraduate
degree from Cornell University, where he was a teaching assistant
in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He received his
law degree with honors from the University of Michigan Law School,
where he was an editor of the Michigan Law Review. Al is admitted
to practice in all state and federal courts in Alabama and before
the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and
the United States Supreme Court. Al is listed in Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business and in The Best Lawyers in America.
- Defense of employment litigation
- Strategic planning for corporate
restructuring and downsizing
- Public sector/constitutional employment
- Appellate Practice