Press Release March 01, 2016

Goodwin Procter Expands Labor & Employment Group With Addition of Partner Koray Bulut in San Francisco

Goodwin Procter, a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, announced today that Koray Bulut has joined the firm’s San Francisco office as a partner in the Labor & Employment Group. Bulut will also spend significant time in the firm’s Silicon Valley office.

“Koray has developed a strong reputation for his effectiveness in labor and employment litigation,” said Jeffrey Simes, chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. “We are delighted he has chosen to join Goodwin’s growing litigation practice in California.”

“We are extremely excited to welcome Koray to Goodwin,” added Bradley Bugdanowitz, chair of the firm’s San Francisco office. “His expertise in both litigation and counseling on labor and employment issues adds critical support for Goodwin’s clients who employ, invest or transact in California.”

Bulut litigates cases in both state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies, in disputes involving employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, unfair competition, enforcement of non-competes and other restrictive covenants, misappropriation of trade secrets, wrongful termination and breach of contract. He also supports clients in the labor and employment aspects of transactions, and his work includes advising on a broad range of matters, including employee mobility issues, employment policies and contracts, classification of employees and independent contractors, family and medical leave, workplace investigations, risk assessment of harassment and discrimination claims, terminations and reductions in force.

Bulut joins Goodwin from Greenberg Traurig in San Francisco. He is admitted to practice in California and received his J.D. cum laude from University of Minnesota and his B.A. from Carleton College. He can be reached at kbulut@goodwinlaw.com  or (415) 733-6009.

Goodwin’s Labor & Employment Practice involves representation of management in all areas of labor and employment law. Its attorneys litigate for and counsel local, regional and national companies across a broad spectrum of industries, on all aspects of labor and employment matters, including reasonable accommodation of disabilities, sexual harassment, discrimination claims, other individual disparate treatment claims, wrongful discharge/public policy claims, wage and hour disputes, employment contract and employee benefits claims including ERISA litigation, National Labor Relations Act and collective bargaining matters, and enforcement of non-competition obligations and other restrictive covenants.