Kevin E. Hyde, Esq. is the managing partner of the Jacksonville, FL office of Foley & Lardner LLP, and he is also vice chair of its Labor & Employment Practice. Mr. Hyde, who represents employers in a variety of human resources matters, focuses his practice on day-to-day employment counseling and workplace safety, and he has represented employers in numerous charges of discrimination, employment-discrimination cases, wage-hour and management-union matters. A past chair of the Florida Bar Labor and Employment Section (1998-1999) and the Florida Bar Labor and Employment Certification Committee, he has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system, named the Best Lawyers’® 2011 Jacksonville Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year and 2012 Jacksonville Employment – Management Lawyer of the Year, listed in Who’s Who Legal USA – Management Labor & Employment, The Best Lawyers in America® (1999-2012) and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers (2008-2011), recognized as one of Florida’s Legal Elite™ by Florida Trend magazine, and selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers® (2006-2012). Mr. Hyde speaks regularly at various programs and seminars, focusing on employment issues.