Burgin, John Carroll Jr.

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Address: 800 S. Gay St. Ste. 2500, Knoxville, TN 37929
Lawyer Firm: Kramer Rayson LLP
Phone: 865-525-5134
Fax: 865-522-5723
Website: http://www.kramer-rayson.com

Areas of Practice Governmental Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Jack Burgin has a diverse legal practice, primarily advising and defending employers on a variety of labor-related topics, on representing companies in commercial litigation and on representing and advising government contractors about costs and labor issues. Jack’s advice and litigation practice focuses on

Representing and advising employers on all types of employment discrimination issues, including questions relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act.Representing and advising employers on a variety of retaliation claims, including claims filed with the United States Department of Labor pursuant to 29 C.F.R. Part 24, and under the False Claims Act.Representing and advising plan administrators and plan sponsors on creating and complying with welfare benefit plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA").Representing and advising government contractors on equitable adjustment claims, including arising from labor law questions and on compliance with the Service Contract Act.Representing and advising a variety of employers on workforce restructuring issues, including voluntary and involuntary reductions in force, defending litigation arising from reduction in force decisions, and on compliance with Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program requirements.Representing and advising corporate clients on rights and compliance with intellectual property requirements and on defending unfair competition claims arising from assertion of intellectual property rights.

Before joining Kramer Rayson, Jack graduated with honors from The University of Tennessee College of Law (1989), and then clerked for the Honorable Gary R. Wade, then Judge of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.

For the better part of 2001 to 2011, Jack served as the president of Appalachian Bear Rescue, an organization devoted to helping injured and orphaned black bear cubs return to the wild and he continues to serve ABR as a board member and General Counsel. He also served two terms on the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization, serving as Chair of the CLE Commission in 2011. He is an avid amateur photographer and enjoys traveling and hiking with his wife, Catherine. Jack contributes to the DIS Unplugged, a travel blog, where he writes about pending legal disputes involving Disney and other theme parks, and sometimes appears as a guest on the DIS Unplugged Podcast.

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