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Littler • August 24, 2016

Littler's Wes Fastiff Delivers Keynote Speech at Historic Touro Synagogue

Wes Fastiff, Chairman Emeritus based in the San Francisco office of Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, delivered the keynote address Sunday at the 2016 George Washington Letter Reading in Newport, Rhode Island. The annual event at Touro Synagogue – the oldest surviving synagogue in the country – commemorates the United States’ rich heritage of religious freedom. Previous keynote speakers include Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, Brown University President Christina Paxson and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee. This was the 69th annual reading of the “Washington letter.”
Nexsen Pruet • August 24, 2016

Mark Bakker & Sarah Sloan Batson Join Nexsen Pruet in Greenville

Attorneys Mark Bakker and Sarah Sloan Batson have joined Nexsen Pruet’s Greenville office as members (partners). Both are litigators who represent businesses and professionals on employment and labor law issues. Mark and Sarah are the latest addition to the firm’s highly ranked employment and labor law team.
Ogletree Deakins • August 22, 2016

Ogletree Deakins Strengthens Employment Litigation Capabilities in Columbia, Adds Michael Henthorne 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 announce that veteran employment litigator, Michael Henthorne, has joined the firm’s Columbia office as a shareholder. Henthorne focuses the majority of his practice on representing and defending employers in all phases of employment litigation in federal and state courts and various regulatory and administrative tribunals. Henthorne joins Ogletree Deakins from Littler Mendelson P.C., where he practiced for the last 10 years of his career and is the last remaining shareholder based in that firm’s Columbia office. Henthorne’s extensive experience litigating employment claims in state and federal courts will strengthen the firm’s employment litigation capabilities in South Carolina and across the region.
Goldberg Segalla • August 17, 2016

Twenty Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2017

Goldberg Segalla is pleased to announce that 20 of its attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. The list includes attorneys from across the firm’s footprint and represent a range of its practice groups, including Business and Commercial, Global Insurance Services, Labor and Employment, Product Liability, Professional Liability, and Transportation.
FordHarrison • August 16, 2016

Chicago-Based FordHarrison Attorney Listed in The 2017 Best Lawyers in America

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country's largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Craig R. Thorstenson, attorney in the firm's Chicago office was selected by his peers for inclusion in The 2017 Best Lawyers in America. Craig was recognized for Litigation – Labor and Employment.
Jackson Lewis • August 16, 2016

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America© 2017

Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that more than 145 attorneys throughout the firm’s 57 locations have been named to the Best Lawyers in America© 2017. In addition, 13 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective specialties and metropolitan areas. The firm’s presence in this prestigious publication has grown steadily each year, distinguishing Jackson Lewis as one of the country’s leading workplace law firms.
Ogletree Deakins • August 15, 2016

195 Ogletree Deakins Attorneys named to Best Lawyers in America 2017 List

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced today that 195 of the firm’s attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017. The attorneys on the 2017 list were selected based on an exhaustive peer-review survey that examines the professional abilities, current practice, and experience of each lawyer.
Ogletree Deakins • August 15, 2016

Thirteen Ogletree Deakins Attorneys Named Lawyer of the 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 13 of the firm’s attorneys have been named as a Best Lawyers® 2017 “Lawyer of the Year.” Best Lawyers® awards this honor to a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area. These lawyers were selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments.
Littler • August 14, 2016

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FordHarrison • August 11, 2016

FordHarrison Opens Office in Charlotte and Adds Two Partners

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country's largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce the firm opened the doors of its new Charlotte, North Carolina office on June 29, 2016. With the addition of the Charlotte office, FordHarrison has over 200 attorneys in 30 offices nationwide, including five affiliate firms. The initial attorneys in this office are Angela B. Cummings, Office Managing Partner and member of the firm's Diversity Advisory Board, and Julie K. Adams, Partner. Angela and Julie both come to FordHarrison from Littler Mendelson P.C.
Ogletree Deakins • August 10, 2016

The Best Lawyers in Canada Names Hugh Christie to 2017 List

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labour and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that Hugh Christie, managing partner of the firm’s Toronto office, has been listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 in the Labour and Employment Law category. The attorneys on the 2017 list were selected based on an exhaustive peer-review survey designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.
Littler • August 9, 2016

Littler’s Jody Boquist Named Chicago Office Managing Shareholder

Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has named Jody Boquist to office managing shareholder (OMS) of the firm’s Chicago office, effective August 1.
Jackson Lewis • August 8, 2016

Jackson Lewis' Gail Golman Holtzman Elected Chair of ABA's Labor and Employment Section

Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, congratulates Tampa Principal Gail Golman Holtzman on her election as Chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Labor and Employment Section. Ms. Holtzman had been elected Chair-Elect in 2015 and formally became Chair on Saturday, August 6th during the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Ogletree Deakins • August 8, 2016

Ogletree Deakins Expands Litigation Capabilities in Dallas, Welcomes Ellen Perlioni

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is expanding its litigation capabilities in Texas by welcoming Ellen Perlioni in the firm’s Dallas office. Perlioni, a seasoned litigator with more than 20 years of experience, was previously a partner with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. Perlioni has extensive experience defending clients in single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class action litigation, and also regularly counsels clients on a variety of compliance issues.
Ogletree Deakins • August 8, 2016

Ogletree Deakins Forms Zika Rapid Response Team

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, has formed a Zika Rapid Response Team to counsel employers on myriad legal obligations related to the Zika virus, including those involving the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) compliance, and assist with developing policies and written communications to employees regarding risks associated with the virus.
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