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Butler Snow Attorney David L. Johnson Elected as Fellow of College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers is proud to announce the election of Butler Snow attorney David L. Johnson as a fellow. Election as a fellow is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence.

The 24th installation of fellows will be held Nov. 9 in New Orleans, coinciding with the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section’s Continuing Legal Education Conference. With the current installation, the college is represented by more than 400 members in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rice and eight Canadian provinces.

“This is a well-deserved honor for David, and we are proud of his accomplishment,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “David’s induction as a fellow showcases his talent and hard work in the legal profession and his strong reputation among our peers and colleagues.”

The college was the vision of a number of the fellows to further establish this profession in all its aspects as one uniquely important to the world of labor and employment law, individual rights, collective bargaining and dispute resolution. The college was established in 1995 through an initiative of the Council of The Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association. It operates as a free-standing organization recognizing those who, by long and outstanding service, have distinguished themselves as leaders in the field.

Johnson serves as practice group leader of Butler Snow’s labor and employment group. He is a member of the appellate and written advocacy group and the intellectual property group, and focuses his practice on business and employment litigation, non-compete and trade secret litigation, as well as employment compliance, counseling and training. Johnson has been recognized by Best Lawyers® for employment law – management, litigation – ERISA and litigation – labor and employment, by Super Lawyers® for employment and labor, by Martindale Hubbell® with an AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rating and by Benchmark Litigation as a Labor & Employment Star – South.

Johnson regularly speaks on employment-related topics such as covenants not to compete, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements and workplace harassment. He is a member of the American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations. Johnson received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and his Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School.

Butler Snow attorneys Paula Graves Ardelean and Timothy M. Threadgill are also fellows of the college.