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FordHarrison • January 29, 2015

FordHarrison Adds Wendy Gomez as the Director of Attorney Talent

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country's largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Wendy L. Gomez has joined the firm as the Director of Attorney Talent. This role takes the place of the Chief Strategic Development Officer, previously held by Meg Holman. Prior to joining FordHarrison, Wendy worked as the Director of Candidate Development at Counsel on Call in Atlanta, and an Associate at both Jones Day and Troutman Sanders LLP before that.
Constangy • January 28, 2015

Constangy, Brooks & Smith Announces New Partners for 2015

National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of two Constangy attorneys to equity partner and four Constangy associates to partner.
Ogletree Deakins • January 22, 2015

Ogletree Deakins Welcomes Employee Benefits Ace Lorne Dauenhauer in Portland

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to welcome Lorne Dauenhauer as a shareholder in the firm’s Portland office. Dauenhauer joins Ogletree Deakins from Lane Powell, where he was a shareholder and led the firm’s Employee Benefits Practice Group. Dauenhauer’s arrival immediately strengthens Ogletree Deakins’ employee benefits capabilities in the Northwest and across the country.
FordHarrison • January 21, 2015

Stephen Lueke Selected for the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers List

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country's largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Stephen R. Lueke, a Partner in the firm's Los Angeles office, has been named a '2015 Southern California Super' Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine.
Ogletree Deakins • January 20, 2015

Ulrike Conradi Joins Ogletree Deakins’ Berlin Office as Partner

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to welcome Ulrike Conradi as the newest partner in the firm’s Berlin office. Conradi joins Ogletree Deakins from Baker & McKenzie, where she was a counsel. Her arrival in Ogletree Deakins’ Berlin office reflects the continued growth the firm is experiencing in Germany and across Europe. Since opening in Berlin in December 2012, the office has grown to include eight attorneys. Ogletree Deakins also has international offices in London and Mexico City.
Ogletree Deakins • January 20, 2015

Seasoned ERISA Lawyer Patricia Beaty Joins Ogletree Deakins in Indianapolis

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to welcome Patricia Beaty as a shareholder in the firm’s Indianapolis office. Beaty joins Ogletree Deakins from Krieg DeVault LLP, where she was a partner and member of the firm's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation team. Beaty brings to Ogletree Deakins a comprehensive employee benefits practice that includes a depth of experience in ERISA compliance and litigation. Her arrival bolsters the capabilities of Ogletree Deakins’ Employee Benefits Practice Group, which includes 10 attorneys in Indiana and 56 attorneys firm wide. With the arrival of Beaty, Ogletree Deakins now has 40 Indiana-based lawyers.
Ogletree Deakins • January 20, 2015

HR Consultant Patricia Perez Joins Ogletree Deakins’ San Diego Office as Shareholder

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to welcome Patricia (Patti) Perez as a shareholder in the firm’s San Diego office. Perez is the seventh shareholder and 13th attorney to join Ogletree Deakins’ San Diego office since it opened in January 2013. Ogletree Deakins has also experienced swift growth across its network of five California offices, which now include more than 100 attorneys.
Goldberg Segalla • January 20, 2015

Join Dove Burns and Caroline Berdzik at the ACI Employment Practices Liability Insurance Conference

There is still time to register for the American Conference Institute’s 22nd National Conference on Employment Practices Liability Insurance. Don’t miss this chance to partake in the nation’s leading EPLI forum as it returns to New York City — and to ensure you are prepared to manage and defend against the increasing number of EPLI claims being filed.
FordHarrison • January 14, 2015

FordHarrison Grows New York Numbers with Addition of Danielle Moss and Saima Zuberi as Associates

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country's largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Danielle J. Moss and Saima J. Zuberi have joined the firm as Associates in the New York office. Prior to coming to FordHarrison, Danielle served as Felony Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney's Office, and Saima comes to the firm after working as an associate at Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP, a general practice firm based in Connecticut.
FordHarrison • January 13, 2015

Craig Thorstenson Named a 2015 Illinois Super Lawyer

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country's largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Chicago-based Partner Craig Thorstenson has been selected for the 2015 Illinois Super Lawyer list.
FordHarrison • January 7, 2015

Al McKenna Elected as a 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 Al McKenna, a Partner in the firm's Orlando office, has been elected to the firm's Executive Committee. The Executive Committee consists of seven 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.
Ogletree Deakins • January 5, 2015

Ogletree Deakins Opens Milwaukee Office

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, begins the year by opening an office in Milwaukee with a group of nine experienced and highly regarded attorneys. Tim Costello will serve as the managing shareholder of the Milwaukee office and is joined by four other shareholders, one of counsel, one special counsel, and two associates. In addition to Costello, the shareholders joining Ogletree Deakins’ Milwaukee office are Robert Bartel, Timothy Kamin, Kevin Kinney, and Brian Radloff. David Loeffler joins as special counsel, Keith Kopplin joins as of counsel, and Mark Johnson and Dean Kelley join as associates. By opening in Milwaukee, Ogletree Deakins now has 47 offices and extends a growth trajectory that includes 13 new offices since 2010 and international expansion into Europe and Mexico.
Phelps Dunbar LLP • December 31, 2014

Louisiana Super Lawyers Magazine Lists Phelps Dunbar Lawyers Among Top in State

Louisiana Super Lawyers magazine has recognized 57 lawyers from Phelps Dunbar’s New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana offices as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars for 2015. These 57 attorneys are considered the top five percent of attorneys in Louisiana as voted on by their legal peers across the state. They have been vetted through independent research for professional accomplishments, distinction in law practice, and a high level of peer recognition. Eight attorneys appear on the list for the first time in 2015.
Ogletree Deakins • December 29, 2014

Ogletree Deakins’ Employment Law Group Named a Practice Group of the Year for Second Consecutive Year

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that the firm’s Employment Law Practice Group has been named a 2014 Practice Group of the Year by the prominent legal news publication Law360. The publication selected firms that “came through for their clients in 2014, sealing the big deals and winning the high-stakes suits.” This is the second consecutive year that Ogletree Deakins’ Employment Law Practice Group has been named a Practice Group of the Year.
Ogletree Deakins • December 17, 2014

Mark Schmidtke Named Vice Chair of U.S. Department of Labor’s ERISA Advisory Council

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that Chicago shareholder Mark E. Schmidtke has been named vice chair of the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2015 Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, also known as the ERISA Advisory Council. Schmidtke, who was appointed to the council in March 2014, is serving a three-year term as a representative for the insurance field.
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