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Ogletree Deakins • September 18, 2014

Ogletree Deakins Continues Rapid Growth in California

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, continues to deepen its ranks and strengthen its presence in California with the addition of Guillermo Escobedo and Jennifer Santa Maria, two new shareholders in the firm’s San Diego office. Escobedo and Santa Maria join Ogletree Deakins from Jackson Lewis, where they helped establish and grow that firm’s San Diego office. Escobedo transitioned his practice to Ogletree Deakins this week.
FordHarrison • September 17, 2014

FordHarrison Continues Increasing Numbers, Adds Two Associates in Atlanta Office

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country's largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is proud to announce the addition of Patrick (Pat) L. Ryan and Jessica L. Asbridge to the firm's Atlanta office. Patrick, who joins as a Senior Associate, comes to the firm from the Atlanta office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Jessica, who joins as an Associate, most recently served as Law Clerk for both The Honorable Frank M. Hull and The Honorable Peter T. Fay of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Pat and Jessica join on the heels of Timothy Williams, who started as Partner in August, contributing to the growth of the Atlanta office.
FordHarrison • September 11, 2014

Three Dallas-Based FordHarrison Partners Named to 2014 Texas Super Lawyers List

FordHarrison LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, is pleased to announce that Fred Gaona, III, Vista Lyons, and Lawrence (Larry) J. McNamara, Partners in the firm's Dallas office, have been selected to the 2014 "Texas Super Lawyers" list.
Goldber Segalla • September 9, 2014

Sean P. Beiter Quoted in "Gauging the Impact of Religious Freedom Post-Hobby Lobby Ruling," Buffalo Law Journal

Sean P. Beiter, a partner in Goldberg Segalla’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, provided analysis and commentary for an article in Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal examining the potential impacts on employers of the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial ruling earlier this summer in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.
Shaw Valenza • September 8, 2014


Jennifer Shaw presented two sessions at SHRM's 2014 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. Conference participants rated Jennifer's sessions first and third out of several hundred programs.
Constangy • September 8, 2014

Five Constangy Attorneys Honored By Texas Super Lawyers®

National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP, is pleased to congratulate five partners from the Austin and Dallas offices who have been selected for the 2014 Texas Super Lawyers® list.
Fisher & Phillips • September 5, 2014

Fisher & Phillips Dallas Regional Managing Partner Michael Abcarian Recognized As A 2014 Texas Superlawyer

The Dallas office of national labor and employment law firm Fisher & Phillips LLP announced today that Michael V. Abcarian, who is managing partner of the Dallas office, has been named to the 2014 Texas Super Lawyers® list. This marks the tenth consecutive year Abcarian has been selected for this honor.
Fisher & Phillips • September 5, 2014

Fisher & Phillips LLP San Antonio Attorney Recognized As A Texas Super Lawyer®

The San Antonio office of national labor and employment law firm Fisher & Phillips LLP announced today that Robert Kilgore has been named to the 2014 Texas Super Lawyers® list.
FordHarrison • September 3, 2014

Ellen Ham Selected as Member of FordHarrison's Executive Committee

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country's largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Ellen Ham, a Partner in the firm's Atlanta office, has been elected to the firm's Executive Committee. The Executive Committee consists of eight diverse firm partners who oversee every aspect of the firm's operation and development. They are responsible for the implementation of major firm decisions and policies, and for overseeing the day to day management of the firm. Ellen's election to the Committee is notably significant, as she is the third woman to join the group.
Jones Walker LLP • September 2, 2014

Kern and Riley Obtain Defense Verdict in Overtime Case

Tracy E. Kern and Laurie M. Riley, both partners in the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group in the New Orleans and Miami offices, successfully defended a national retailer against a Fair Labor Standards Act claim during a three-day trial in Miami, Florida. A former employee of the defendant alleged that he worked off the clock in excess of 40 hours a week, but did not receive overtime pay. The jury was out only 35 minutes before returning a verdict for the defense.
Constangy • September 2, 2014

Some Labor Day eye candy

Last spring, I was in the Detroit area for a deposition. I’m originally from that area, so I stayed over the weekend to visit family, and we made a trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts. In honor of Labor Day, here are some photos I took of Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry murals. If you’ve never seen these in person, you really should – the scale and detail is much more than I can capture.
Gordon & Rees • August 29, 2014

Twenty-One Gordon & Rees Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America

Twenty-one Gordon & Rees attorneys were recently included in The Best Lawyers in America 2015, two of whom received “Lawyer of the Year” honors.
Phelps Dunbar LLP • August 25, 2014

12 Attorneys Named Top Lawyer in Their Market for 2015

The Best Lawyers in America© has designated 12 of Phelps Dunbar’s listed attorneys as “Lawyer of the Year” for 2015 in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana as well as Jackson, Mississippi, Tampa, Florida and Mobile, Alabama. Lawyers in the firm’s Business, Labor and Employment and Litigation practice groups were recognized this year. The Lawyer of the Year award is presented to one lawyer in a particular practice area and metropolitan area, and the lawyer must have been recognized on the same year’s Best Lawyers in America listing.
FordHarrison • August 21, 2014

FordHarrison Continues Firmwide Growth, Timothy L. Williams Joins the Atlanta Office as Partner

FordHarrison LLP is pleased to announce that Timothy L. Williams (Tim) has joined the firm's Atlanta office as Partner. Prior to joining FordHarrison, Tim served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., a then-publicly traded Fortune 500 company with $7 billion in revenues.
Nexsen Pruet • August 21, 2014

Employers and the Law: 2013-14 Anthology of Best Articles

Click here to obtain a copy of Employers and the Law: 2013-14 Anthology of Best Articles in paperback and e-book format.
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