America’s Lawyers Black

From corporate law to criminal litigation, here are the lawyers to call to get you the best deal or keep you out of trouble

counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. She earned her J.D. from Harvard in 1972 and was recently elected to the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors.
Power Play: Holifield has represented major companies such as Clorox, MetLife, Home Depot, and Federated Department Stores. When she was with the NAACP, she litigated Guthrie v. Alt, which resulted in the desegregation of Georgia state prisons.

Curtis L. Mack
Partner
McGuire Woods
Atlanta, GA
Contact: 404-443-5500
Career Highlights: Mack has represented 30 of the nation’s Fortune 100 companies over the course of his career. He has a vast amount of experience in the counsel and representation of management in general labor, employment, and personnel matters. A graduate of the University of Akron School of Law, Mack is also a former law professor.
Power Play: In ITT Industries v. NLRB, Mack convinced the District of Columbia Court of Appeals to reject a finding by the National Labor Relations Board that employees working at one of an employer’s multiple sites were deemed to be employees of all of the employer’s other sites.

A. Martin Wickliff Jr.
Shareholder
Epstein Becker & Green
Houston, TX
Contact: 713-750-3100
Career Highlights: Wickliff litigates a wide range of employment and labor issues, including class actions and multiple plaintiff lawsuits. In addition, Wickliff assists company management with collective bargaining and union elections and litigates all types of disputes before the NLRB. He received his J.D. from Texas Southern University.
Power Play: Wickliff defended Amoco Oil Co. against a racial discrimination claim by a minority contractor. The jury returned a defense verdict on all major issues, and the one jury verdict for the plaintiff was later overturned on appeal.

Brent L. Wilson
Partner
Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp & Wilson
Atlanta, GA
Contact: 404-659-6700
Career Highlights: Wilson confines his practice to the representation of management clients in labor relations and employment law matters. He is also an arbiter with the National Association of Securities Dealers. Wilson received his J.D. from SUNY Buffalo.
Power Play: Wilson successfully defended Hooters of America against an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charge that the “Hooters girl” concept was discriminatory because it prevented men from waiting tables there.

Naomi Young
Partner
Baker & Hostetler
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: 213-975-1600
Career Highlights: Young represents private and public sector employers in a broad range of labor and employment matters. She began her legal career with the NLRB and was a founding principal of Gartner & Young, a labor and employment boutique firm. She is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law.
Power Play: Young defe
nded a major oil company in a case that raised the issue of whether the California Fair Employment and Housing Act applies to alleged sexual harassment occurring outside the state. The California Court of Appeal affirmed the granting of a summary judgment in favor of the defendant.

LITIGATION
TERESA WYNN ROSEBOROUGH
Partner
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan L.L.P.
Teresa Wynn Roseborough has honed the necessary hallmarks of a first-rate litigation lawyer — assertiveness, cleverness, intelligence, quick thinking, and precision. This Memphis, Tennessee, native also adds a bit of Southern charm when arguing complex commercial litigation, constitutional law, and discrimination cases.
Impressive describes Roseborough’s win record — roughly 98%. Appeals represent about

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