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Jones Walker LLP • July 15, 2014

Adams and Wood Author Alert for HRLaws.com

H. Mark Adams, a partner, and Joshua T. Wood, an associate, both in the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group in the New Orleans office, authored an alert for HRLaws.com. The alert titled, "New Louisiana Law Prohibits Employers from Seeking Social Media Passwords," discusses Louisiana's new Personal Online Account Privacy Protection Act that goes into effect August 1. The bill precludes employers from requesting or requiring employees and job applicants to disclose any username or password
Ogletree Deakins • July 15, 2014

Ogletree Deakins Ranked Among Top 25 Law Firms For Diversity

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 has earned a ranking on career intelligence website Vault.com’s 2015 list of the Top 25 Law Firms for Diversity. The 2015 list was compiled based on anonymous feedback from more than 17,000 attorneys from around the world.
Jones Walker LLP • July 14, 2014

Jones Walker Opens Office in Dallas, Texas

Jones Walker LLP is pleased to announce that the firm is expanding in Texas with the addition of an office in Dallas. The office will be opened by Jones Walker partners Ben H. Harris, III, Michael Anthony "Tony" Shaw and Kevin O. Ainsworth, who will focus initially on existing asset recovery clients in the region.
Goldber Segalla • July 14, 2014

Caroline J. Berdzik Quoted in "Self-funded Plans and TPAs Affected by Top Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling," Thompson Information Services Smart HRManager/HR Compliance Expert

Caroline J. Berdzik, chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Health Care Practice Group and co-chair of its Labor and Employment Practice Group, was interviewed by Thompson Information Services for an article discussing the impact of the recent U.S. Supreme Court “Hobby Lobby” ruling that “closely held” for-profit companies may opt out of providing certain forms of contraception based on religious grounds and the implications that presents for self-insured and other employee-sponsored health coverage.
Constangy • July 14, 2014

Nashville Office of Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP Grows

National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP is proud to welcome attorney Phylinda Ramsey to its Nashville office as an associate. She joins our firm to represent management in all aspects of labor and employment law, specifically focusing on litigation in state and federal courts
Fisher & Phillips • July 9, 2014

Four Fisher & Phillips Attorneys in Portland Listed in 2014 Oregon Super Lawyers® & Rising Stars

Two attorneys in the Portland office of Fisher & Phillips LLP were selected by their peers for inclusion in 2014 Oregon Super Lawyers, and two associate attorneys from the same office are listed in Rising Stars. Partners Clarence Belnavis and Richard Meneghello are listed in Oregon Super Lawyers, while associates Elizabeth Bonucci and Erin Sweeney are included in Rising Stars. The Super Lawyers honors are bestowed on up to five percent of lawyers in the state, and no more than 2.5 percent are named Rising Stars.
Ogletree Deakins • July 8, 2014

Eight Ogletree Deakins Attorneys Elected As Fellows Of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

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 eight of the firm’s attorneys have been elected as Fellows in the 2014 class of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The class will be formally inducted during a ceremony in Los Angeles on November 8. With the newly-elected Fellows, who are listed below, Ogletree Deakins now has 44 attorneys in the esteemed group.
Ogletree Deakins • July 8, 2014

Ogletree Deakins Continues Steady Growth in San Diego, Welcomes Christopher Olmsted 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 Christopher Olmsted as a shareholder in the firm’s San Diego office. Olmsted joins Ogletree Deakins from Barker Olmsted & Barnier, where he was a name partner. Olmsted’s arrival is a boost to the firm’s employment law, litigation, and wage and hour practice groups and increases the firm’s depth in California. Since opening in January 2013, the San Diego office has grown quickly to 11 attorneys who serve clients throughout Southern California and the United States.
Constangy • July 8, 2014

Princeton Attorney Eric Greco presented Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Award

Eric J. Greco, an attorney in the Princeton office of national labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP was recently presented with the Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow Award by the Rotary Club of Princeton. The Paul Harris Fellow Award is given to a Rotary member who has exemplified Rotary International’s goals of community and international contributions of service.
FordHarrison • July 2, 2014

FordHarrison Opens Seventh Florida Office, Adding Fort Myers Location

FordHarrison LLP is pleased to announce that it opened the doors of its new Fort Myers office on June 20, 2014. FordHarrison is currently the only national labor and employment boutique law firm located in Fort Myers. The initial attorneys in this office will be Denise Wheeler, who will be joining as a Partner, and Jaime Maurer, who will be Counsel. Fort Myers is FordHarrison's seventh location in Florida, along with Jacksonville, Melbourne, Miami, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach.
Ogletree Deakins • June 24, 2014

Ogletree Deakins Strengthens Philadelphia Presence with Addition of Labor and Employment Ace Donald Gamburg

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to welcome Donald Gamburg as a shareholder in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Gamburg joins Ogletree Deakins from the Philadelphia office of Blank Rome, where he was a partner. Gamburg’s arrival at Ogletree Deakins will immediately strengthen the firm’s Traditional Labor Relations, Employment Law, and Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets practice groups in Pennsylvania.
FordHarrison • June 23, 2014

FordHarrison Continues Nationwide Growth with Addition of Katelyn Winslow in the Atlanta Office

FordHarrison LLP is pleased to announce that Katelyn D. Winslow (Kate) has joined the Atlanta office as an associate. Katelyn comes to the firm on the heels of expansion in several offices nationwide. Prior to joining FordHarrison, Kate worked as a tax extern with a large multinational aviation and defense contractor. In this role, she researched case law, statutes and administrative regulations to draft memoranda on a range of tax issues.
Fisher & Phillips • June 23, 2014

Fisher & Phillips Releases Version 2 of FMLA Leave App

Fisher & Phillips LLP announced today that it has released Version 2 of its popular FMLA Leave Calculator App. The law firm has also added a web browser version of the app along with the iOS and Android versions. The earlier version of the app released last June has been downloaded more than 1,600 times and it won a First Place Award from the Southeastern Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association for Social/Interactive Media.
FordHarrison • June 19, 2014

FordHarrison Continues to Add Numbers to the Dallas Office with Addition of Jennifer Jones and Brian Landa

FordHarrison LLP is pleased to announce that Jennifer Jones has joined the firm as a Senior Associate and Brian Landa as an Employment Attorney, both in the Dallas office. This follows a recent expansion that brought Partners Adam Dougherty, Fred Gaona, and Lawrence McNamara to the Dallas office at the end of 2013.
Fisher & Phillips • June 19, 2014

Mark J. Beutler Joins Fisher & Phillips LLP's Fort Lauderdale Office as Of Counsel

Mark J. Beutler has joined Fisher & Phillips LLP, a nationwide law firm representing employers in labor and employment matters, as Of Counsel in its Fort Lauderdale office. Beutler focuses his practice on representing clients in labor disputes, discrimination and wage-and-hour litigation as well as in commercial litigation, and is board certified in labor and employment.
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