When the executive director of the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency decided to fire three black administrators, he didn’t turn to the agency’s human resources division or the attorney general for advice, according to the former employees’ attorney.

Instead, Sean Casey appears to have consulted his wife, former labor and employment lawyer Tiffani Casey—the associate general counsel for United Distributors, according to attorney Edward Buckley of Atlanta’s Buckley Beal. United Distributors is the largest alcoholic beverage wholesaler in Georgia and Alabama.