Membership Directory - Individual

Eason Leslie Kali

Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Member Since: 2024


streetAddress: 3340 Peachtree Road NE Suite 2900
cityName: Atlanta
province: Georgia
zipCode: 30316
Phone: Available to Members
Mobile Phone: Available to Members
Race: African American/Black
Languages (Fluent): English
Primary Areas of Practice: Employment Litigation, Employment Discrimination, Class Action, Collective Actions, Litigation and Trials, Workplace Accommodation
Description of Member's Practice: With over 20 years of experience in management-side employment litigation and counseling, Eason focuses her practice on developing tailored, effective strategies for diverse and complex employment challenges. Eason’s litigation experience covers virtually all facets of federal and state employment law and spans the entire case cycle from early resolution, mediation, discovery and dispositive motions to trial and appeal. Eason has litigated complex, multi-plaintiff, collective action, and class action cases and has initiated and defended claims involving breach of restrictive covenants
Member Type: Outside Counsel
Member Profile: With over 20 years of experience in management-side employment litigation and counseling, Leslie K. Eason champions a solutions-oriented practice, ensuring tailored, effective strategies for diverse and complex employment challenges. She maintains a national practice and offers cohesive business advice designed with clients’ values in mind. Leslie skillfully manages employment litigation covering virtually all facets of federal and state employment law, guiding cases from the administrative stage through to trial, which includes proficiency in mediation and arbitration processes. She possesses extensive experience in litigating complex multi-plaintiff, collective action, and class action cases in state and federal courts. Additionally, Leslie has considerable experience in initiating and defending against claims involving breach of restrictive covenants. Notably, Leslie offers comprehensive counseling services that span nearly all aspects of employment-related business operations. Her experience includes developing and implementing policies and procedures, managing benefits, as well as training staff and supervisors. Leslie is adept at conducting workplace investigations to assess the validity of discrimination and retaliation claims, or to probe systemic managerial issues requiring strategic actions, often focusing on cases involving senior management. She provides practical advice to employers on hiring practices, terminations, reductions in workforce, and litigation avoidance strategies. Additionally, Leslie skillfully negotiates separation and employment agreements. She is proficient in drafting industry-specific employment handbooks, policies, and procedures, ensuring clients are well-equipped to handle their employment law needs.
Firm/Company: Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP
Firm/Company Size: 50-100+
Firm/Company Office Locations: Georgia, New York, California, Illinois, Indiana, Delaware, Michigan, Minnesota, Tennessee, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, North Carolina, Utah, Florida, Texas, District of Columbia
Firm/Company Profile: We work with single-minded dedication to help businesses like yours achieve their goals in the service of progress for all. The world is changing faster than ever before. You need a firm with a proven track record of knowing when to rely on unchanging, bedrock values and when new market demands call for innovative thinking and adaptability. Our clients have access to more than 800 legal professionals throughout 23 offices in Atlanta, Boston, California, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nashville, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Philadelphia, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, South Florida, Texas, and Washington, D.C. We are among the 100 largest firms in the U.S. with experience in all the legal practice areas required to do business in today’s global marketplace. At Barnes & Thornburg, we live and work by the values that have guided the firm for nearly 100 years. For our clients that means delivering value above and beyond the expected. It means a relentless focus on efficiency and cost-effectiveness. It means dedicated action on diversity initiatives and top talent recruitment. It means delivering uncommon value for our clients.
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Bar Admissions (up to 10): Alabama, California, Georgia
Former Member of the Bench: No
Percent of Members Time Spent on Employment Law Matters: 75 - 100
Percent of Member's Practice Spent on Plaintiff's Employment Matters: 0