Harvey R. Linder

Harvey R. Linder
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Professional experience

Harve Linder concentrates his practice in all areas of employment law and human resources, as well as general corporate and commercial law.  He began his legal career as a labor and arbitration attorney for U.S. Steel (“USS”) in Pittsburgh, PA.  He held a number of increasingly responsible legal and human resources positions for USS, culminating in his transfer to Atlanta, GA, as the Director of Human Resources for the USS Agri-Chemical Division in 1984.  In 1986, when the division was sold in a leveraged buy-out, Mr. Linder was elected Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of the new company, LaRoche Industries Inc.  He was responsible for all legal, human resources, environmental, and asset redeployment matters for the corporation.  In this executive capacity, he served as the chief negotiator on a variety of international and domestic joint ventures and acquisitions.  Later in his career, Mr. Linder was elected and served in very similar positions for SED International, Inc. and MJCCA, Inc.

After leaving the corporate world, and before joining Culhane Meadows, Mr. Linder was Of Counsel to Chaiken Klorfein, LLC in Atlanta where he focused on employment and corporate matters.  Mr. Linder also serves as an arbitrator and a mediator in a variety of areas, particularly employment, complex business transactions, class action, securities (FINRA), and commercial disputes.  And, he provides extensive pro bono legal advice to a number of non-profit agencies in the Atlanta area.

Selected Presentations & Publications

  • Panelist:  Accountability and Corporate Governance in the Non-Profit World, JCCA Biennial Convention, (2006)
  • Moderator/Panelist: Reality Seminars, CBJ, Inc., (2003-2004)
  • Professor:  “Law and Ethics”, Tichon High School, (2001-2003)
  • Lecturer:  American Iron and Steel Institute’s Steel Fellow Program, (1977-1984)
  • Guest Lecturer: “Labor Relations in the Steel Industry,” sponsored by the Carnegie-Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration, (April 6 and 24, 1983, and March 31, 1982)
  • Panelist: “Crisis in the Steel Industry,” sponsored by the Lehigh University Center for Economic Education, (October 27, 1982)
  • Professor:  The Free Enterprise System, Hillel Academy, (1978-1983)
  • Recent Articles: Hamodia Daily; Aish.com
  • Article:  “The Law and Science Fiction,” 7 JURIS 14 (May, 1974)

Interesting Facts
As a young man and through college and law school, Mr. Linder performed a variety of life-expanding jobs: lifeguard, dump truck driver, scrap bundler operator (think “Goldfinger”), drummer in a 60’s rock n’ roll band, taxi cab driver, and “tin man”.  In his spare time, he now coaches youth baseball and soccer, studies Talmud, and is active in various non-profit agencies.

Professional experience
  • U.S. Steel, Labor & Arbitration Counsel
  • LaRoche Industries, Inc., VP, General Counsel & Secretary
  • SED International, Inc., General Counsel
  • Chaiken Klorfein, LLC
  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D.
  • Duquesne University, B.A., Psychology & English Literature