Edward P. Cadagin


171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363


Ed is a partner in the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Employment practices.

A large part of Ed’s practice involves counseling companies regarding a variety of employment and labor issues. Ed’s clients, who typically include executives and human resources professionals, know they can call his cell phone, day and night, for advice on the employment issues that inevitably arise. These include background screening, remote work arrangements, employment and separation agreements, risk management, restrictive covenants (including non-competes), employee discipline, investigations, ADA accommodations, workplace violence, managing leaves of absence and complying with FMLA and state leave requirements, reduction in force (“RIFs”), WARN Act compliance, policy and handbook drafting, wage-and-hour compliance, and NLRA compliance for unionized workforces.

Ed also serves as an independent investigator, investigating allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as claims made by purported whistleblowers. Additionally, Ed routinely conducts employment-related due diligence for clients on M&A deals, advising both buyers and sellers on employment risk and liability.

Ed also has extensive experience representing employers in proceedings involving government agencies such as the EEOC, OSHA, and the DOL. This includes drafting EEOC position statements, assisting with OSHA investigations, and negotiating settlements with the DOL for wage-and-hour violations. Ed also represents a wide range of employers before state and federal courts and defending them against various claims, including single-plaintiff and class allegations of employment discrimination, failure to accommodate disabilities, sexual harassment, wrongful and retaliatory discharge, breach of contract, and violations of the FMLA and wage-and-hour laws.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Juris Doctor,
    cum laude
  • Georgetown University, Bachelor of Arts - History and Classics,
    summa cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • State of Georgia 2014
  • Commonwealth of Virginia 2012
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • Italian


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America®, Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2023-24

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