D. Albert (“Bert”) Brannen is former Managing Partner in the Atlanta office of Fisher & Phillips LLP. Bert represents employers exclusively in solving their labor and employment law problems. He counsels employers about how to comply with applicable laws, avoid or deal with workplace crises and prevent litigation. He regularly advises employers about increasing employee engagement and, when necessary, assists them with the negotiation, administration and arbitration of collective bargaining agreements.
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers elected Bert as a Fellow in 2015. He is active in the State Bar of Georgia and served as Chairman of the State Bar of Georgia’s Labor and Employment Law Section. He is a founding Board member of that Section’s Mentorship Academy and the Fulton County Daily Report named him Best Mentor in 2018.
Martindale-Hubbell rates Bert as “AV,” its highest rating. Best Lawyers® recognized him as 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Labor & Employment Law and selected him repeatedly as one of The Best Lawyers in America for Labor & Employment Law. Georgia Trend Magazine named him one of Georgia’s “Legal Elite” and he has been recognized as a "Super Lawyer for Labor & Employment Law” for the State of Georgia more than 15 times.
He is a past member of the Board for the Georgia Branch of the Associated General Contractors (“AGC”) and is past Chairman of AGC’s national Labor & Employment Law Council. He is a member of the Electric Cooperative Bar Association (“ECBA”), the Society of Human Resources Management (“SHRM”) and other professional groups.
Bert has written numerous articles on a wide variety of labor employment law subjects. He served on the Editorial Advisory Board for Employment Law360, a nationally recognized source for labor and employment law information and has written over 50 monthly articles for MultiBriefs, a leading publisher of association-branded publications. He often speaks to chambers of commerce, business and professional associations and industry groups.
The Good Samaritan Health Center, Operation HOPE and other non-profit organizations have benefited from his pro bono service. Within the firm, he started a program to increase the involvement and support of Fisher Phillips’ lawyers in pro bono service to the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta.