Served as lead counsel for our client who was a victim of labor trafficking. The firm’s client, Thembi Dlamini, was enticed to Atlanta from her native Swaziland, a country in Southern Africa, in 2005 to purportedly work in Atlanta for two weeks to cater a couple’s son’s upcoming wedding. When she arrived in Atlanta, her passport and return plane ticket were confiscated and she learned that everything she had been told was lies and that she was brought to Atlanta to be the slave of this couple. Ms. Dlamini was forced her to work 16 hours a day, taking care of the couple’s grandchildren, cleaning their home and the homes of neighbors, and working in their construction business. She lived in these conditions for 20 months until she had enough and took the risk of telling neighbors and friends of her captors her true circumstances. The case culminated in a jury trial in April 2015, and our client obtained a verdict of $365,000 in damages in what is believed to be one of the first civil lawsuits in Georgia for labor trafficking. Dlamini v. Babb, Case No. 1:13-cv-02699-WSD (N.D. Ga., filed Aug. 13, 2013).

Experience Center

Match our Experience to Your Needs

Experience Highlights

Investigation for a corporation in response to shareholder demand letter
Conducted investigation for Special Committee of the Board of Directors of a corporation in response to shareholder demand letter. more
Litigated consumer credit and credit rating dispute on behalf of a global leader in information solutions
Representing a global leader in information solutions in numerous individual and class actions arising out of consumer credit and credit rating more
Intellectual property counseling for major apparel retailer and wholesaler
Serves as outside intellectual property counsel for international apparel retailer and wholesaler for over 75 years in connection with U.S. and more
Patent litigation for subsidiary of Redcats USA

Served as lead counsel on behalf of The Sportsman’s Guide, Inc., a subsidiary of Redcats USA, a leading specialty more