Dove A.E. Burns Featured in Super Lawyers® Magazine for her Prior Opera Singing
Obermayer labor and employment partner Dove A.E. Burns was featured in Super Lawyers® Magazine, New York Metro 2021 issue for her prior career as an opera singer. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Dove studied opera performance at Northwestern University and Tanglewood. A dramatic soprano with a focus on becoming a Wagnerian soprano. Dove performances ranged from recitals and art songs to operettas and operas. Then the pivot to the law.
“While the opera world is full of divas, litigators have sharper tongues and elbows,” says Dove.
Dove concentrates her practice in employment law and professional liability. She has experience defending corporate clients and executives, professional service providers, multibillion-dollar international restaurant chains, hospitals, municipalities, housing authorities, nonprofits, and boards of directors in a variety of high-exposure matters. She provides proactive counsel to employers, handles employment and severance agreements, drafts policy manuals and other management documents, and conducts training sessions to aide employers in minimizing and the risk of litigation. Dove has resolved many disputes through arbitration, mediation, and conciliation in addition to trying numerous cases to verdict.