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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.
Gordon & Rees • December 10, 2014

Gordon & Rees Honored at the 2014 Top Firms for Diversity Awards

On Dec. 2, The American Lawyer honored Gordon & Rees as one of 2014’s Top Firms for Diversity. Gordon & Rees New York associates Kuuku Minnah-Donkoh and Christopher Seacord accepted the award on behalf of the firm.
Ogletree Deakins • December 2, 2014

Ogletree Deakins Continues Strategic Growth in Houston with the Addition of Shareholder Ted Meyer

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to welcome Ted Meyer as a shareholder in the firm’s Houston office. Meyer joins Ogletree Deakins from Meyer Moser Lang LLP, where he was a founding and managing partner. He is the sixth attorney and second shareholder to join Ogletree Deakins’ Houston office in 2014, a testament to the firm’s strategic growth in the market in response to client demand. Shareholder Merritt Chastain joined the firm in April.
Franczek Radelet • December 1, 2014

FMLA Insights Selected as One of Top 100 Legal Blogs of 2014

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Constangy • November 26, 2014

Employment & Labor Insider Blog Named to ABA Journal Blawg100

Editors of the ABA Journal announced today they have selected Constangy’s Employment & Labor Insider blog as one of the top 100 best blogs for a legal audience.
Young Conaway • November 25, 2014

If You Need Me, I Will Be In the Hall of Fame

Well, it’s happened again. The Delaware Employment Law Blog was selected as one of the Top 100 Legal Blogs in the country by the ABA Journal Magazine.
Constangy • November 25, 2014

You love us! You really love us!

Many, many thanks to our readers who voted Employment & Labor Insider into the ABA Blawg 100 for 2014! You are the greatest!
FordHarrison • November 21, 2014

FordHarrison Makes Holiday Donation to Local Food Banks Across the U.S. for Sixth Consecutive Year

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country's largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is proud to announce that in lieu of client holiday gifts, the firm will be making a monetary donation to a Feed America food bank in 19 cities where FordHarrison has an office. The firm has made these donations annually since 2009, totaling $128,900.00 in contributions.
Jackson Lewis • November 19, 2014

Jackson Lewis Emphasizes Commitment to Providing Value, Moves Away from Billable Hour for Associates

Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce the launch of one of its key initiatives for 2015—eliminating the billable hour as an evaluative tool for associates. For over a decade, the firm has been a pioneer in the area of alternative fee arrangements. This new approach to associate billing is strategically aligned with the firm’s mission to provide best in class legal services in the most efficient manner.
Fisher & Phillips • November 18, 2014

Fisher & Phillips Attorney Karen Luchka Wingo Recognized for Dedicated Service to Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands

Fisher & Phillips LLP announces that attorney Karen Luchka Wingo of the Columbia office has received the Girl Scouts Honor Pin from the Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands council.
FordHarrison • November 14, 2014

FordHarrison Grows Atlanta Numbers with Addition of Katherine Siuta O'Shea as Associate

FordHarrison LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, is pleased to announce that Katherine Siuta O'Shea has joined the Atlanta office as an associate. Katie joins the firm along with recent hires Pat Ryan and Jessica Asbridge, who came to the firm in September, and Kate Winslow and Timothy Williams, who joined earlier this summer. Prior to FordHarrison, Katie was an extern with the Gwinnett County Law Department. In this role, she was responsible for drafting Motions for Summary Judgment, legislation, county ordinances and conducting legal research.
FordHarrison • November 13, 2014

Bennet Alsher Elected to the National Commission of the Anti-Defamation League

FordHarrison LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, is pleased to announce that Bennet Alsher, a partner in the firm's Atlanta office, was elected on November 8 to the National Commission of the Anti-Defamation League at the ADL's annual meeting in Los Angeles. Bennet has been a member of the ADL's Southeast Region Board of Directors since 1993.
Franczek Radelet • November 13, 2014

Franczek Radelet Welcomes First Year Associates Erin Fowler And Jamel Greer

Franczek Radelet is pleased to welcome Erin Fowler and Jamel Greer as associates in the Firm’s Labor & Employment and Education Practice Groups, respectively. Erin is an alumnus of the Firm’s Legal Education for the Advancement of Diversity and Scholarship (LEADS) Fellowship Program. Jamel Greer has worked at the firm as a practicum student since September 2013 as part of Loyola University School of Law’s Education Law Practicum.
Fredrikson & Byron • November 12, 2014

Fredrikson & Byron Hires New Associates

Fredrikson & Byron announces the addition of 13 associates to the firm. Twelve associates are based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and one new associate is based in the firm’s Fargo, North Dakota office.
Phelps Dunbar LLP • November 11, 2014

"Best Law" Firms Names Phelps Dunbar to 2015 Rankings

U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America released their 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings this week, and Phelps Dunbar was rated on the national level as well as locally for its excellence in the practice of law. Firms ranked in “Best Law Firms” are ranked by practice area nationally and in 170 metro areas. Seven of Phelps Dunbar’s Third Coast offices received accolades, and 46 practices were ranked.
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