Ilene Berman is a co-founder and partner at Continuum Legal Group. As an employment attorney with more than 30 years of experience, Ilene is dedicated to helping employers create and maintain a workplace of which they are proud and where employees thrive. Her practice is and has always been to assist clients in solving pressing, sensitive and complex employment issues through counseling, training, dispute resolution and, when necessary, defending employment decisions in state and federal courts and government agencies.
Ilene is an experienced employment attorney who counsels, advises, and defends employers in all facets of employment law, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. She serves as a trusted advisor and lead counsel to Fortune 100 companies, large and mid-size employers, and start-up businesses. She also represents senior-level executives in negotiating and drafting executive employment agreements and separation packages. Ilene conducts training on workplace respect, professionalism, and harassment prevention to employees and management. She is a sought-after presenter on anti-harassment for the film and television industry where she has years of experience working with cast and crew members at production companies in Atlanta including Warner Bros., MGM Studios, and various productions airing on Netflix. In addition, Ilene has handled numerous internal corporate investigations relating to claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
Ilene’s experience working with employers and executives has taught her that listening and knowledge are the keys to a successful attorney-client partnership. She takes the time to understand a problem, the people it impacts and the business goals and operations to provide sound legal advice in an efficient and effective manner. Ilene prides herself on being responsive to her client’s needs and knows that when a client calls, they want an answer – quickly!
In addition to practicing law, Ilene is a devoted wife and mother of three wonderful adult children and loves spending time and traveling with all of them. She enjoys running and exercising with her husband, tending to her garden, flower arranging, and listening to her favorite band, the Grateful Dead.
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Ilene is dedicated to and passionate about the education and leadership work she does for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Southeast and advancing its work in creating a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate. She is honored to co- chair the ADL Southeast’s 2023 Torch of Liberty Award Celebration during which it presents the Torch of Liberty Award to an individual or company that exemplifies ADL’s values.
Ilene is grateful to her many mentors who have helped shape her into the lawyer and partner that she is. To give back, Ilene serves on the Board of the State Bar of Georgia’s Labor & Employment Section Mentorship Academy where she develops, leads, and participates in annual mentorship programing for her labor and employment colleagues throughout Atlanta.