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Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Rick Warren handles all aspects of labor and employment law, including traditional labor law, employment litigation and wage and hour matters.

He litigates cases before federal and state courts and administrative agencies throughout the country. He defends both individual and class action cases and has substantial jury trial experience. Rick also handles numerous mediations and arbitrations.

He devotes a significant part of his practice to preventive law and advising clients how to avoid/resolve labor and employment disputes and litigation. He has written numerous articles on labor and employment issues and frequently conducts management training and seminars.

Recent Experience

· Assisted numerous clients with reductions in force and compliance with the WARN Act.

· Negotiated plant closing agreement at unionized facility.

· Conducted seminars on wage and hour law, the new ADA amendments, social media, and the proposed Employee Free Choice Act.

· Assisted client on the legal aspects of union organizing.

· Negotiated withdrawals from multi-employer pension plans.

· Defended clients in lawsuits alleging race, sex, pregnancy, national origin, and disability discrimination, retaliation, FMLA interference, violations of wage and hour laws, and retaliation for asserting a worker's compensation claim.

Recent Publications and Presentations

· "Employers Rush to Embrace Noel Canning," National Law Journal, April 15, 2013

· "How Natural Disasters Affect Obligations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act," ABA Labor and Employment Flash, March/April 2013

· "Federal Labor & Employment Law Update and Initiatives Expected in President Obama's 2nd Term," National Association of Dealer Counsel Newsletter, February 2013

· "Legal Concerns When Considering a Reduction in Force," FordHarrison Webinar, January 15, 2013

· "Ten Things Lawyers Like/Hate About Mediators" panelist - Atlanta Bar Association Dispute Resolution Breakfast, January 4, 2012

Honors and Awards

· "BTI Client Service All-Star Team"

· "Georgia Super Lawyers - Employment and Labor"

· The Best Lawyers in America - Labor & Employment Law

· The Best Lawyers in America - Atlanta Labor Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year" (2013)

· Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

· "Georgia's Legal Elite" by Georgia Trend Magazine

· AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


American Bar Association

Atlanta Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Lawyers Club of Atlanta

National Association of Dealer Counsel


Legal Alert: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Bulletin about Federal Regulation of Payroll Cards
September 13, 2013

Federal Labor & Employment Law Update and Initiatives Expected in President Obama's 2nd Term

Defender Newsletter (National Association of Dealer Counsel)
February 1, 2013

Legal Alert: Employers Must Be Prepared to Use Revised FCRA Forms Beginning January 1, 2013
December 21, 2012

Does Ledbetter Create Pay Fairness, Unfair Burden, or Both?

Daily Report (Fulton County)
April 24, 2009


International Arbitration, Derailed Cases and Workplace Disputes
February 26, 2013

"Legal Concerns When Considering a Reduction in Force"- Complimentary Webinar
January 15, 2013

"Benefits and Risks of Using Social Media in Employment Decisions" - Complimentary Webinar
December 5, 2012

"Benefits and Risks of Using Social Media in Employment Decisions" Complimentary Breakfast Briefing - Atlanta, GA
October 25, 2012

Lorman Employment Law Update Seminar
August 10, 2012

"Are Wage and Hour Claims Your Company's Biggest Exposure?" - SHRM-Atlanta Webinar
June 9, 2011

The Seminar Group "7th Annual Labor & Employment Law" Seminar - Atlanta, GA
October 14 - 15, 2010

6th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference - Atlanta, Georgia
October 1 - 2, 2009

"Employee Free Choice Act: Current Status of Organized Labor's Assault on Workplace Democracy" Lunch Briefing
January 22, 2009

"Will You Be in Compliance with the New FMLA Regulations on January 16, 2009?" Breakfast Briefing
January 8, 2009

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Areas of Law

  • Automotive
  • Class Actions
  • Employment Law
  • Global Legal Services
  • Healthcare
  • Wage/Hour
  • Hospitality
  • Labor Relations
  • Litigation
  • Restaurants
  • Retail


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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1981, Georgia
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Law School Attended

University of Georgia School of Law
Class of 1981
cum laude

University Attended

University of Georgia
Class of 1978
magna cum laude

Birth Information

Born in 1955
Milledgeville, Georgia, November 24, 1955

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Frederick L. Warren
 271 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1900,
Atlanta, GA 30363


Ford & Harrison LLP (Atlanta, Georgia)

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