December 28, 2020 BY DEF Admin
Partner & GDLA President Jeff Ward Highlighted In Daily Report Article
The Fulton County Daily Report interviewed and highlighted Brunswick Partner, and GDLA President, Jeff Ward in their article Georgia Defense Lawyers Stirred Up Over Proposed Opinion on Contacting Ex-Employees discussing how "the proposed new formal advisory opinion, 20-1, [which] says plaintiffs attorneys may contact ex-employees of a company without first notifying or securing consent from the company’s lawyer. It also specifies disclosure rules for the lawyer contacting the ex-employee, in more detail than formal advisory opinion 94-3, which the proposed rule would replace."
“This has gotten a lot of folks in the defense bar, and the business community, quite concerned,” said Jeff Ward, president of the Georgia Defense Lawyers’ Association and a partner at Drew Eckl & Farnham. “If a former disgruntled employee wants to get back at a former employer, this is one way to do it.”