Join us for this final in-depth roundtable discussion that encompasses the topics covered in both Part 1 & 2 webinars. Recapping – In Part 1, we covered Virginia’s COVID-19 Management requirements, and gave updates on the FFCRA, PPP and talked about specific issues related to workforces. In Part 2, we detailed the issues and processes related to rapid testing in the workplace and discussed the pros and cons of mandatory and optional vaccination policies.
Our guest speakers again are from Byrnes Gould Law PLLC located on Main Street in Danville, Virginia. Read below for their bios and more information about their firm.
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W. Huntington Byrnes, Principal
- Hunter focuses his practice on a wide array of business/corporate matters, employment law, gaming law, and civil litigation. Prior to forming Byrnes Gould, he served as general counsel to an international company headquartered in Danville, where he oversaw diverse transactional, corporate compliance, and employment issues, both domestically and internationally. He also previously practiced with Hunton & Williams (now Hunton Andrews & Kurth) in Charlotte, NC and Clement Wheatley in Danville.
- Hunter is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Virginia and North Carolina and has litigated cases in 8 states and argued before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court. He regularly practices in state and federal courts and serves as local counsel in both.
- Hunter presently serves on the Virginia State Bar’s Special Committee on Lawyer Malpractice Insurance and previously served on its Standing Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law.
- He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and earned his juris doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as Chancellor of the Moot Court Board and was a member of the Journal of Law & Politics.
- Hunter and Steven have been recognized annually by the Virginia Super Lawyers publication and Virginia Legal Elite and have been active in the community.
Steven P. Gould, Principal
- Steven focuses his practice on employment law, gaming law, estate planning, civil litigation, and assisting clients who interact with Virginia’s state agencies and regulatory boards. Prior to forming Byrnes Gould, he practiced with Williams Mullen in Richmond and Clement Wheatley in Danville.
- Steven is a past Chair of the Virginia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD) and is a former member of the VBA’s Board of Governors. He currently serves on the Pro Bono Committee of the Supreme Court of Virginia’s Access to Justice Commission, and on the Virginia Legal Aid Society’s Danville Pro Bono Task Force.
- Prior to attending law school, Steven served for five years as a policy adviser in the Office of the Governor in Richmond, where he focused his work on economic and workforce development, agriculture, housing, and executive clemency.
- He received his undergraduate degree in Political Science, with a minor in Information Systems, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his juris doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as a Dillard Fellow for the School’s Legal Research and Writing Program.
- He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
BYRNES GOULD LAW PLLC
- Located on Main Street in Danville, Virginia, Byrnes Gould is proud to represent local, regional, national, and international businesses, as well as individuals
- Over 30 years of combined, diverse legal and multi-jurisdictional experience
- Offer general counsel and legal services to businesses of all sizes
- Business and corporate law, employment law, litigation, counseling, training, and analysis
- Focus on understanding clients’ businesses and the issues that they regularly face