Eric Gordon is the Akerman Labor & Employment Practice Group Chair. He has devoted himself and his practice to the representation of employers in labor and employment matters for more than 15 years. His clients vary in size from small startups to Fortune 500 companies and public agencies in many diverse industries such as hospitality, healthcare, retail, and banking. Eric has represented his clients in federal and state jury trials, in arbitrations, and before administrative agencies. In addition, Eric provides his clients with valuable day-to-day preventative counseling and frequently provides his clients with in-house training programs on such topics as hiring/firing, sexual harassment, and diversity. He is a frequent lecturer on both the local and national level, and the creator and moderator of the HR Hospitality Roundtable, a continuing program specially designed for human resource professionals in the hospitality field. Eric also handles a variety of commercial litigation and products liability litigation matters for his clients.