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March 4, 2014

New Legal Talent Joins Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

Two new attorneys and a labor relations specialist are the latest additions to the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. 

(Burlington) The new attorneys, who joined the firm in January, are F. David Harlow, who joins the Labor and Employment Group, of counsel, and will be working from the Brattleboro office, and Kathryn Foley, a new associate in the Business Law Group who is located in Burlington. Labor Relations Consultant April E. Tuck is also associated with the Burlington office.

Harlow, a native of Rutland County, returns to Vermont from Tucson, Ariz. Before joining DRM, Harlow was an attorney for nearly five years at one of the largest labor and employment law firms in the country. There, he litigated employment-related cases on behalf of companies in a variety of industries, including finance, aerospace, retail and health care. Harlow has substantial experience defending employers from claims of discrimination and retaliation under federal and state civil rights statutes. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Arizona College of Law.

Foley moves to Vermont after two years with Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston, where she worked on general corporate and intellectual property matters. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and worked as a pharmacist before enrolling in law school at the University of Connecticut, where she was graduated with highest honors in 2009. She has been an intern at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va., and served as a law clerk to Judge Patricia C. Fawsett in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida from 2009 to 2011.

Tuck is a well-known Vermont human services professional whose work history includes more than 10 years with NovaCare, Inc, a nationwide health care company, seven years at Middlebury College, seven years at Copley Health Systems in Morrisville and work in her own consulting firm. She is skilled in employee and labor relations, change management, strategic planning and mentoring of top executives, senior management and boards of directors.  She holds academic degrees from Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, active in many professional organizations  and in business, arts and local government in her home town of Cambridge, Vt.

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC is a full-service law firm with more than 60 attorneys and six offices in Vermont, New Hampshire and New York. Downs Rachlin provides legal services to local, national and international clients in practice areas that include bankruptcy and business restructuring, business law, captive insurance, energy and telecommunications, health law, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, real estate and land use, environmental law, tax law and trusts and estates. The firm represents clients in legislative, regulatory and public affairs through the Government and Public Affairs group.

DRM is the exclusive member firm in Vermont for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience throughout the United States and in more than 100 countries worldwide.


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