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Modrall Sperling

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500 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
United States

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Albuquerque and Santa Fe

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Personal Background

George McFall practices in civil litigation with an emphasis on employment law, civil rights, education law and appellate practice.  In his 27 years of practice he has represented both private and public sector employers in state and federal courts in a wide variety of litigation matters involving claims under both federal and state law.  He is a trained mediator, and routinely advises clients in settlement negotiations and alternative dispute resolution processes. In addition to his litigation work, he regularly advises clients on complex workplace issues arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as well as wage and hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  In addition, he presents training sessions for clients on state and federal anti-discrimination laws, employee policies and conducting workplace investigations in order to ensure compliance with ever-changing requirements and to avoid litigation.  He has represented the Albuquerque Public Schools in numerous civil rights and education-related matters.

George is an Employment Law Specialist certified by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization and he has achieved the AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating possible.  George was recently named "Lawyer of the Year in Education – Albuquerque" by Best Lawyers in America®, where he has been continuously listed since 2007.  In addition, he is recognized by Chambers USA Directories of America's Leading Lawyers in Business in Labor & Employment, and by Southwest Super Lawyers® since 2007.  Chambers USA reports George is recognized by clients for being "extremely thoughtful and collaborative." 

George is a past member of the Firm's Executive Committee.  He has served as Chair of the Employment Practice Group for the past eight years and also serves as the Firm's Associate General Counsel 

Firm Background

Modrall's employment law attorneys believe effective representation requires a clear understanding of a client's business and objectives as well as knowledge of substantive laws. We advise public and private employers on internal investigations, reductions in force, drug testing, wage and hour compliance, non-compete covenants, and personnel policies. We represent clients in all types of state and federal employment litigation. Our employment lawyers work with our other attorneys to provide clients with the firm's full resources, such as firm Indian law practitioners who are able to advise clients on compliance with federal and tribal employment laws while doing business on or near Indian lands.

Firm Practice Areas

Litigation - products liability, commercial litigation, anti-trust, professional liability, personal injury, insurance, education, civil rights, land use and zoning, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, and tax litigation Natural Resources - litigation and non-litigation matters relating to oil and gas, water, mining, environmental law, Indian law, energy and utilities regulation, public lands, and cultural and historic resources Transactions - public finance, corporations and partnerships, banking, health care, estate planning, federal taxation, state and local taxation, employee benefits and ERISA, and real estate. We advise clients and handle litigation in trade-mark, copyright and intellectual property matters and construction and design. Many of our lawyers also practice in the area of alternative dispute resolution, acting as mediators, settlement facilitators and arbitrators.