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Tammy L. Baker

Tammy L. Baker is the Managing Principal in the Birmingham, Alabama office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Baker has experience in all aspects of workplace law, including multi-plaintiff and class action litigation. She regularly advises employers on complex issues, including compliance with the FMLA and other employment laws. Following law school, Ms. Baker clerked for United States District Court Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn. She is admitted to the Alabama State Bar, the Mississippi State Bar, has served as a member of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals 2007 Judicial Conference Planning Committee, in 2013 served on the Judicial Selection Committee for the Northern District of Alabama, and serves on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Federal Rules Committee. Among her professional achievements, Ms. Baker lectures frequently on employment-related topics, including at national conferences sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010. She is also a frequent speaker at state and local SHRM meetings and conferences. In 2010 through 2016, Ms. Baker was honored by Chambers USA as one of America’s best lawyers; the Birmingham Business Journal named her as “Best of the Bar” in 2011; she was named one of Birmingham’s Best Lawyers in 2012 and 2013; and she was honored as a Super Lawyer in 2010-2016, and has been named as one of SuperLawyer’s Top 25 Women in Alabama. She has been named a Leader in Her Field by Chambers USA and was named one of the “Top Attorneys in Alabama”. She has also received recognition in the 2012- 2016 editions of The Best Lawyers in America and was named as one of the Top Attorneys in Alabama in Business Alabama. For several years Ms. Baker co-hosted Birmingham SHRM’s Senior Leadership Forum and currently serves on Birmingham SHRM’s Advisory Council. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the Alabama Bar Association. Ms. Baker co-authored the article “Beware of GINA: Genetic Information Includes Much More Than You Thought, And It Will Probably Affect Your Organization,” published in the May 2011 issue of HR Alabama, and authored “Investigating & Responding to EEOC Charges,” published in the May 2012 issue of HR Alabama. Ms. Baker has represented a wide variety of companies, including nationally known retailers and manufacturing companies; national and regional banking institutions; government defense contractors; universities; and healthcare providers. Ms. Baker obtained her law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Alabama School of Law, where she was a recipient of the Dean M. Leigh Harrison Award (Top 5%); a member of Order of the Coif; a Hugo L. Black Scholar; and a member of the managing board of the Alabama Law Review. Ms. Baker received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has served on the Birmingham YWCA’s Junior Board and works with the YWCA to provide pro bono legal assistance to victims of domestic violence. Ms. Baker has served as a pro bono mediator at the request of Northern District of Alabama judges.

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