Gentry Locke Partner David Paxton Named Chair of International Labor and Employment Law Group

ROANOKE, VA (August 13, 2015) – Gentry Locke Partner W. David Paxton has been named the Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Group for ALFA International. This appointment occurred at the conclusion of an international labor and employment conference held in Park City, Utah on July 24, 2015.

ALFA International, a global network of more than 150 independent law firms, exists to provide high-quality, cost-efficient legal services to clients which enables them to use local expertise to deliver highly effective legal solutions. ALFA International’s 80 US firms maintain offices in 95 of the top 100 largest metropolitan areas, and its 70 international firms are located throughout Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, India, South America and Australia.

“My position within ALFA International will further ensure that Gentry Locke is prepared and able to meet the growing needs of our local clients,” explained Paxton. “As our clients’ companies and business become more globally connected, it is essential that our firm have the depth and breadth to meet those needs. ALFA, which was founded in 1980, provides us with that well-connected and reliable network for clients. Similarly, Gentry Locke serves as that point of contact for 150 law firms and their clients when issues arise here in Virginia.”

Gentry Locke congratulates David on this designation.


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