ATLANTA (September 21, 2017) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to the Adecco Group, the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, in its acquisition of BioBridges, a Career Portfolio® Management company providing integrated services to the life sciences community. By acquiring a Boston-based life sciences workforce provider, the Adecco Group expands its professional solutions portfolio in the U.S. and broadens its influence in the growing global life sciences space.
Widely regarded in the life sciences industry, BioBridges successfully manages the careers of skilled professionals with extensive experience in the biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. With such high demand for this highly specialized, motivated workforce, the combination of the Addeco Group and BioBridges will offer critical solutions to companies, resulting in scientific advances and medical innovations that will have a global impact.
The SGR Atlanta legal team included Partners Jay Schwartz and Julie Sebastian and Associate Emily Cook McConnell in the Corporate Practice, Joe Mandarino, Partner in the Tax Practice and Matthew Clarke, Partner in the Labor and Employment Practice. Associate Brandon Sherlinski in the Jacksonville Employee Benefits Practice was also on the SGR legal team.
About the Adecco Group
The Adecco Group is the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, transforming the world of work through talent and technology. Each year, the Adecco Group provides over 1 million people around the world with career opportunities, guidance and insights. Through its global brands Adecco, Modis, Badenoch & Clark, Spring Professional, Lee Hecht Harrison, Pontoon and Adia, the Adecco Group offers total workforce solutions including temporary staffing, permanent placement, career transition, talent development, and outsourcing. The Adecco Group partners with employers, candidates, colleagues and governments, sharing its labour market expertise and insights to empower people, fuel economies, and enrich societies.
The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company, based in Zurich, Switzerland, with more than 33,000 FTE employees in 60 countries and territories around the world. Adecco Group AG is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN). For more information about the Adecco Group, please visit www.adecco.com.
About Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
SGR is a full service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The firm’s more than 200 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, construction and employment law. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, London, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.