Ford & Harrison's Hit
Blog That's What She Said Names New Editor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Maggie Schmerin
Atlanta, May 8, 2008 - Julie Elgar has gone corporate. After more than a year as
editor of the popular legal blog, That's What She Said (http://hrheroblogs.com/thatswhatshesaid/),
based on the hit NBC show The Office, Julie has accepted an in-house position
with Georgia-Pacific Corporation. Succeeding her as editor of the blog will be
Troy Foster, a partner in the Phoenix office of the national labor and
employment law firm, Ford & Harrison LLP. An avid fan of The Office, Troy has
previously served as a guest-blogger for the site.
Named after Michael Scott's trademark punch line, That's What She Said puts a
price tag on each episode of The Office, estimating how much the politically
incorrect behavior of Michael Scott and Dunder Mifflin would cost real-life
companies to defend.
Troy's first post as editor will be published following Thursday's episode.
"As the first editor of That's What She Said, Julie helped create a unique
channel for discussion of important HR issues our clients face every day. While
we're sad to see her go, That's What She Said will continue to provide HR
executives and managers, as well as fans of the show, with a light and fun, yet
educational take on today's workplace under Troy's direction," said Lynne
Donaghy, the firm's Director of Marketing.
That's What She Said was started by Ford & Harrison in 2007, as a light-hearted,
intellectual exercise, but has since snowballed into a critically acclaimed
unofficial extension of the show and receives more than 20,000 hits a week. It
was recently named "Best Legal Blog" by PR News and has also garnered awards for
its ingenuity from the American Bar Association, the Legal Marketing
Association, PR Week, MarCom, and Bulldog Reporter.
"While he often means well, Michael Scott's poor judgment and ignorance of
company policy is precisely what every employer needs to avoid," said Troy
Foster. "As editor of That's What She Said, I look forward to assessing what I'm
sure will be millions of dollars in damage to come."
Troy focuses his practice on defending management and individuals in
discrimination and wrongful termination claims. He has defended employers,
including school districts and tribal clients, against claims of sexual
harassment and age, race, gender and disability discrimination. His practice
also encompasses review of and revisions to company handbooks and policies and
day-to-day counseling on hiring, discipline and termination practices. He has
represented management in municipalities at all stages of the process - from
drafting meet and confer/meet and discuss ordinances, to implementing those
ordinances through the certification and decertification processes, negotiations
and drafting memoranda of understanding. A graduate of Arizona State University
College of Law, Troy also serves as editor of the Arizona Employment Law Letter.
About Ford & Harrison LLP: Ford & Harrison is a national labor and employment
law firm with close to 200 lawyers in 18 offices nationwide: Atlanta, Asheville
(NC), Birmingham, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Miami,
Melbourne, Memphis, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Spartanburg (SC),
Tampa and Washington, DC. The firm strives to provide clients with sound legal
advice, practical counseling and excellent client service. For more information,
About HRhero.com: That's What She Said is hosted by HRhero.com, the online
resource owned by M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC, for 33 years a provider of print,
electronic, and live-event information resources to the corporate Human
Resources and legal markets. Their list of largest clients closely matches the
FORTUNE 500 while their overall customer base includes managers in every
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