RALEIGH (July 14) -- Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that Partner Randy Avram has been named to the Board of the Triangle Area Red Cross.

Started in 1917, the Triangle Area Red Cross is comprised of five chapters and serves a population of more than 2.75 million people across a 20-county area providing relief to victims of disaster and helping people prepare for, prevent and respond to emergencies. The Triangle Area Red Cross is the direct line of communication between military personnel and their families when an emergency strikes, helps recruit donors to provide more than 80,000 units of blood each year, teaches lifesaving CPR, First Aid, Water Safety and Babysitting courses and responds to nearly 800 local disasters each year, providing assistance to more than 1,000 families.

Mr. Avram is Team Leader of the firm's Labor & Employment practice. He acts as national and regional employment litigation and labor counsel for several Fortune 100 companies. Mr. Avram has successfully defended numerous high profile class actions. He has also acted as first chair in more than 300 state and federal employment litigation cases.

Mr. Avram is listed in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Labor & Employment Law and each previous edition since 2006. He was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Labor and Employment Law in 2014 and the seven years immediately preceding. Mr. Avram has been recognized as a North Carolina “Super Lawyer” for Employment & Labor and Employment Litigation: Defense by SuperLawyers magazine every year since 2006 and in 2012 and 2013, he was named a North Carolina "Top 100 Super Lawyer" by SuperLawyers magazine. In addition, he was honored as a "Legal Elite" by Business North Carolina magazine in 2005, 2013 and 2014 as one of North Carolina’s top employment attorneys and as a Triangle area "Mover & Shaker" by Business Leader Magazine. He is a recipient of the 2014 Client Choice Award USA & Canada in the Employment & Labor category for North Carolina from Lexology and the International Law Office (ILO).

For more information about Kilpatrick Townsend, please visit: www.kilpatricktownsend.com.

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