Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce the launch of its Labor and Employment Emerging Technology Practice. The new practice is focused on helping companies navigate artificial intelligence, process automation and technological advancements that are impacting employers across all industries.

“Artificial intelligence is changing the way companies interact with their employees,” said Emily Burkhardt Vicente, who co-leads the firm’s labor and employment practice with Kevin White. “Our emerging technology practice advises employers as they weigh the rewards and legal risks associated with artificial intelligence and technology in the workplace.”

“Technological developments, such as AI and automation, pose workplace issues and risks that have only been accelerated by COVID-19,” added White. “Our team is well positioned to guide employers on the effects and influence of technology in areas such as human resources, hiring, employee productivity, workplace safety and collective bargaining.”

For more than 70 years, Hunton Andrews Kurth’s national labor and employment team has assisted clients from a broad spectrum of industries, including retail and consumer products, hospitality, manufacturing, financial services, oil and gas, energy and health care. With more than 60 attorneys based throughout the U.S., our team assists clients with the full range of matters impacting the employer/employee relationship. We have significant experience litigating in state and federal courts and working with both labor unions and government agencies. We are one of the few firms that has tried class and collective actions to juries under Title VII and the FLSA and are adept at providing strategic labor advice, handling complex NLRB matters, corporate and election campaigns.