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Jackson Lewis • September 19, 2014

Jackson Lewis’ Memphis Office Adds Prominent In-House Litigator Colby Morgan

Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce Colby Shannon Morgan, Jr. has joined the firm’s Memphis office as Of Counsel. Mr. Morgan, who joins Jackson Lewis from the Litigation Department at Federal Express (FedEx), brings to the firm over 30 years of trial experience.
Ogletree Deakins • September 19, 2014

Introducing the Retail Practice Group Blog

Ogletree Deakins is pleased to announce the formation of its Retail Practice Group— comprised of a diverse group of attorneys who are experienced in advising and representing retailers in a wide range of labor and employment matters. The attorneys in our Retail Practice Group work with retailers throughout the country and around the world. Through the Retail Practice Group, Ogletree Deakins leverages its extensive industry and legal experience to help retailers solve their labor and employment problems and strategize best practices and solutions to those problems, and to identify trends and emerging issues in the retail industry. We also provide our retail clients with cutting-edge legal advice and strategies on existing and emerging issues, with the use of cost-effective compliance and training tools specifically designed with retailers in mind. From single-store operations to global retailers, Ogletree Deakins’ Retail Practice Group offers unparalleled experience, superior service and value to our retail clients.
Ogletree Deakins • September 19, 2014

Ogletree Deakins Tops Corporate Counsel Survey 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 received the most “mentions” of any firm in Corporate Counsel magazine’s “Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies 2014” survey. This is the second consecutive year that Ogletree Deakins has earned the top ranking in Corporate Counsel’s annual survey. In addition to its ranking as the top firm overall, Ogletree Deakins earned the top ranking in the Labor & Employment category, and a second place ranking in the Labor Litigation and Contracts categories.
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 IS THE HIGHEST-RATED SPEAKER AT THE 2014 SHRM CONFERENCE

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.
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Ogletree Deakins • September 19, 2014

Ogletree Deakins Tops Corporate Counsel Survey For Second Consecutive Year
Ogletree Deakins • September 19, 2014

Ogletree Deakins Continues Rapid Growth in California
Ogletree Deakins • September 18, 2014

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