ATLANTA (August 21, 2013) – Fisher & Phillips partner Tex McIver has been awarded the third-highest award a member can receive from Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. The Order of the Lion Award was bestowed upon McIver for his service in helping to establish an SAE chapter at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Ga.
Last year, McIver was awarded the 2012 Highest Effort Award from SAE for his achievement in the field of law.
In his 30-plus-year career, McIver, an attorney specializing in employment law, has assisted clients nationally and internationally in their compliance efforts involving all federal and state employment laws. He advises employers on mergers and acquisitions, consolidations and streamlining of organizations. McIver also has successfully defended employers in more than 200 union organizing campaigns, and he regularly handles contract negotiations, arbitrations, defense of corporate campaigns and the full range of strikes, lockouts and other interruptions of work.
He received a bachelor of business administration degree from Texas Christian University, and a law degree from The University of Texas School of Law at Austin.
Following graduation from The University of Texas, McIver served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General Department. He was awarded the U.S. Air Force Meritorious Service Medal and, later, the Bronze Star for combat-related service in the Republic of South Vietnam.
Early in his legal career, McIver received the American Bar Association’s Gold Key award for helping to support the ABA’s Law Student Division. He has been an officer with the Atlanta Bar Association and has been recognized as a “Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend magazine. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and in the prestigious London-based Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers. McIver was selected as a Client Service All-Star for 2011, an elite group of attorneys nominated by in-house counsel for their outstanding client service.
The Georgia Senate elected McIver as its representative on the Georgia State Election Board and he was soon promoted to vice chairman. He also was selected by former Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve on the Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission.
In 2012, he was appointed by the Georgia Attorney General to serve as Special Assistant Attorney General, representing Gov. Nathan Deal and the State in the matter of Coleman et al. v. Deal and Jackson.
McIver is an active member of the Greater Atlanta Area Alumni Association of SAE.
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