People: Rosemary C. Lumpkins, Counsel

Rosemary C. Lumpkins

Counsel

Atlanta
Direct: (404) 888-1032
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Rosemary Lumpkins is of Counsel in the Labor and Employment department at Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
 
After federal and state supreme court clerkships in Alabama, Ms. Lumpkins joined a labor and employment law firm in Atlanta, where she practiced for 15 years.  Her practice consisted of roughly 60% employment litigation and adversarial matters, roughly 25% providing general advice and client training, and roughly 15% affirmative action compliance.  The client base was largely manufacturing and service sector industries during those years.  When she left that firm for an in-house role at a major technology company, Ms. Lumpkins was a managing partner, a member of the firm's executive committee, and co-chair of the firm's affirmative action practice group.
 
While in-house at the technology company, Ms. Lumpkins managed the company's employment litigation nationally (and worldwide), and worked closely with other senior employment attorneys and HR executives on significant pre-litigation matters (typically involving class or systemic allegations or high level executives), and critical policy matters.  She also spear-headed many major e-Discovery compliance initiatives.  
 
In Seattle, Ms. Lumpkins worked with a major mobile phone company as in-house employment counsel for a few years.  She managed employment litigation and provided broad-based employment advice and counseling, supporting its corporate offices in Washington, along with its call centers and other facilities throughout the country.
 
Ms. Lumpkins joined Seyfarth in late November 2014 upon returning to Georgia. She is admitted to practice in Georgia, Alabama, and Washington. Over her career, Ms. Lumpkins has handled (or managed) employment litigation and other employment matters in almost all of the 50 states and a few foreign countries.
 
Rosemary Lumpkins is of Counsel in the Labor and Employment department at Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
 
After federal and state supreme court clerkships in Alabama, Ms. Lumpkins joined a labor and employment law firm in Atlanta, where she practiced for 15 years.  Her practice consisted of roughly 60% employment litigation and adversarial matters, roughly 25% providing general advice and client training, and roughly 15% affirmative action compliance.  The client base was largely manufacturing and service sector industries during those years.  When she left that firm for an in-house role at a major technology company, Ms. Lumpkins was a managing partner, a member of the firm's executive committee, and co-chair of the firm's affirmative action practice group.
 
While in-house at the technology company, Ms. Lumpkins managed the company's employment litigation nationally (and worldwide), and worked closely with other senior employment attorneys and HR executives on significant pre-litigation matters (typically involving class or systemic allegations or high level executives), and critical policy matters.  She also spear-headed many major e-Discovery compliance initiatives.  
 
In Seattle, Ms. Lumpkins worked with a major mobile phone company as in-house employment counsel for a few years.  She managed employment litigation and provided broad-based employment advice and counseling, supporting its corporate offices in Washington, along with its call centers and other facilities throughout the country.
 
Ms. Lumpkins joined Seyfarth in late November 2014 upon returning to Georgia. She is admitted to practice in Georgia, Alabama, and Washington. Over her career, Ms. Lumpkins has handled (or managed) employment litigation and other employment matters in almost all of the 50 states and a few foreign countries.
 

Education

  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law (1983)
  • 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