Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.
Kenneth N. Winkler, a shareholder at Berman Fink Van Horn, has practiced employment law since 1994. His practice concentrates on counseling employers and business owners on the numerous laws and regulations that govern the workplace. Ken helps clients grow their businesses by guiding them through workplace issues and conflicts so that they can focus on their operations. Employers often have to make difficult decisions that can impact their businesses and the lives of their employees. Ken’s support gives them the peace of mind that they are seeking. Ken has represented employers in employment litigation in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board, as well as handling discrimination and harassment claims brought under the spectrum of employment laws including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the American With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA) and other federal, state and local statutes and regulations.Ken’s practice also includes representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in disputes involving restrictive covenants including non-compete, non-solicitation of customers, non-recruitment of employees, non-disclosure/confidential information and trade secrets provisions as well as disputes involving tortious interference with business and contractual relations, breach of fiduciary duty and/or duty of loyalty.Ken leads the firm’s hospitality team and serves as the General Counsel to the Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association and is a member of the Industry Board of the Cecil B. Day’s School of Hospitality at Georgia State University. Ken was also named Georgia “Super Lawyer” based on research and surveys by Law and Politics Media (2010 – present, 2004), Super Lawyer Business Edition – Employment & Labor (2013-2012) and Best Lawyers in America (2014-present Litigation – Labor & Employment). Based on peer reviews, he received a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating for his legal ability and ethical standards. Ken has also been recognized by Georgia Trend Magazine as a “Legal Elite.” Ken is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta and serves as a member of the Atlanta Leadership Committee of the Georgia Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.Ken graduated from The Ohio State University and obtained his law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Ken is married to Lauri Winkler and has two children. Ken enjoys playing tennis, golf, softball and basketball.