People: Rosemary C. Lumpkins, Counsel

Rosemary C. Lumpkins

Counsel

Atlanta
Direct: (404) 888-1032
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Rosemary Lumpkins is counsel in the Labor and Employment department at Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She concentrates her practice on employment counseling with a focus on federal and state leave and disability law compliance and human resource policy planning and review.  Ms. Lumpkins also supports several of the firm’s pro bono clients and initiatives.

Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Ms. Lumpkins served as in-house employment and litigation counsel for a global technology company, a telecommunications company, and an energy company, where she managed employment litigation, government agency proceedings, and internal investigations; guided e-Discovery and diversity compliance initiatives; and provided comprehensive employment advice and counseling.  Before moving her practice in-house, Ms. Lumpkins was managing partner in the Atlanta office of a national labor and employment law firm, where she represented a broad spectrum of employers — including manufacturing, transportation, pharmaceutical, financial services, insurance, and IT companies, as well as health care industry clients and private utility districts.  She also co-chaired the Affirmative Action Practice Group and served as a member of the firm's executive committee.

Ms. Lumpkins is a trained neutral/mediator, and is certified to serve as civil mediator in court-annexed mediations in Georgia.  She enjoys reading and traveling, and is involved in supporting the work of several local charitable organizations, including Family Promise of Forsyth, United Way Day of Caring, and the Sawnee Women’s Club.

Rosemary Lumpkins is counsel in the Labor and Employment department at Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She concentrates her practice on employment counseling with a focus on federal and state leave and disability law compliance and human resource policy planning and review.  Ms. Lumpkins also supports several of the firm’s pro bono clients and initiatives.

Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Ms. Lumpkins served as in-house employment and litigation counsel for a global technology company, a telecommunications company, and an energy company, where she managed employment litigation, government agency proceedings, and internal investigations; guided e-Discovery and diversity compliance initiatives; and provided comprehensive employment advice and counseling.  Before moving her practice in-house, Ms. Lumpkins was managing partner in the Atlanta office of a national labor and employment law firm, where she represented a broad spectrum of employers — including manufacturing, transportation, pharmaceutical, financial services, insurance, and IT companies, as well as health care industry clients and private utility districts.  She also co-chaired the Affirmative Action Practice Group and served as a member of the firm's executive committee.

Ms. Lumpkins is a trained neutral/mediator, and is certified to serve as civil mediator in court-annexed mediations in Georgia.  She enjoys reading and traveling, and is involved in supporting the work of several local charitable organizations, including Family Promise of Forsyth, United Way Day of Caring, and the Sawnee Women’s Club.

Education

  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law

  • B.A., Columbus State University

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Alabama
  • Washington

Affiliations

  • Certified Neutral/Mediator, Cornell University’s Institute on Conflict Management (2002)

Presentations

  • Lecturer, Document Management and E-Discovery Preparedness and Compliance with New Civil Procedural Rules, ACI Conference (November 2005, November 2006 and September 2008)
  • Panel Moderator, “Case Management – The View From the Corporate Legal Department,” ABA Minority Counsel Program (Spring 2008)
  • Program Participant, “Critical Challenges to Effective Legal Risk Management,” General Counsel RoundTable (November 21, 2006)
  • Panel Member, “Best Practices for Managing Internal Investigations and Compliance Audits,” Martindale-Hubbell Counsel to Counsel Forum (August 2004)
 

Publications

  • “Legal Privileges Against Compelled Disclosure: Safeguarding the Results of HR Compliance Audits,” SHRM Legal Report (October 2003)
  • Interviewed and Quoted, “Employer, audit thyself: audit your pay practices now—before a wage and hour time bomb explodes in your face,” HR Magazine (February 2003)

Accolades

  • Georgia’s Super Lawyers, 2003