Workflows: Law Firm News for May 12, 2016

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By Gayle Cinquegrani

In Workflows, Bloomberg BNA brings you the latest in the steady stream of news about law firms and practitioners of labor and employment law.

Akerman brought on Rachel Schumacher as a labor and employment partner in Los Angeles.

Emery Richards has joined Blank Rome in Houston as an associate in the labor and employment group.

Budd Larner has added four employment lawyers in its Short Hills, N.J., office. Dominick Bratti chairs the firm's labor and employment law practice group, and Joshua L. Weiner has joined the practice group as a shareholder. Paul I. Weiner, a court-certified mediator, joins Budd Larner as counsel, and Annemarie Terzano Greenan joins the firm as a senior associate.

Katherine J. McLay and Rachel M. Maldonado have joined Burns White in Pittsburgh as associates. McLay represents employers and businesses in employment and commercial litigation. Maldonado concentrates on Medicare compliance issues that arise in workers’ compensation and general liability settlements.

DLA Piper promoted Jamie Konn, an employment lawyer in the Atlanta office, to partner.

Nanda O'Leary joined Dowling Law in Albany, N.Y., as senior counsel. O’Leary represents corporations and organizations in labor and employment matters.

Fisher & Phillips announced the addition of David S. Jones, an immigration and employment lawyer, as a partner in the firm’s Memphis office.

FordHarrison , a management-side labor and employment law firm, has added Danielle Van Katwyk as an associate in its new Hartford, Conn., office.

Kendra D. Hanson has joined Fredrikson & Byron as an associate in the employment and labor and employment and labor litigation groups in Des Moines, Iowa.

Barry Z. Brodsky , who handles professional liability disputes and employment-related matters, has joined Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck as a co-managing partner of the firm's Los Angeles office. Gretchen S. Carner, who handles discrimination, wrongful termination and sexual harassment cases, is joining Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck as a partner. Brian Peters, who will be of counsel, represents employers in discrimination, wrongful termination and wage and hour cases. Julie Weber, who will be of counsel, specializes in employment litigation.

Littler Mendelson appointed Kevin E. Griffith to be office managing shareholder of its offices in Columbus, Ohio, and Lexington, Ky. His practice focuses on litigation related to employment and business competition.

Michael Best & Friedrich named Amy O. Bruchs as managing partner for the firm's Madison, Wis., office. Bruchs, a long-standing member of the firm's labor and employment relations practice group, is also a board member of the Wisconsin state bar association's labor and employment law section.

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn added Alyson L. Palmer as an associate in its Seattle office. Palmer will work on the firm's employment law and labor relations team.

Jeffrey Newhouse has become a shareholder in the Richmond, Va., office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart. Newhouse's practice centers on representing employers in wage and hour class actions.

Phelps Dunbar has welcomed Gillian Egan as an associate in its New Orleans office. She will practice in the area of labor and employment.

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is expanding its executive compensation and benefits practice by adding Daniel Stellenberg as a partner in Palo Alto, Calif. His practice focuses on advising companies about the tax, accounting and securities law implications of their compensation and benefits programs.

Employment lawyer Tom Liu also joined Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Liu is a partner in Los Angeles, where he will head a litigation and corporate team. In addition, Stacie Yee joined Pillsbury's litigation team as a partner in Los Angeles. Her practice focuses on labor and employment law matters in addition to complex commercial litigation.

Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano welcomed workers’ compensation lawyer Stephen R. Miller to its Pittsburgh office.

Post & Schell elevated associate Alysia L. Hudock to principal in the firm’s workers’ compensation department in Allentown, Pa.

Jackie M. Jewell has joined the Columbus, Ohio, office of Reminger. Jewell focuses her practice on employment litigation, government liability and appellate advocacy.

Rivkin Radler announced that Anna Mandel has joined its New York office as an associate in the directors and officers liability, employment and labor, and professional liability practice groups. Mandel concentrates her practice on defending professionals in professional liability disputes.

Adam Rosenthal has joined the San Diego office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton as a partner in the labor and employment practice group.

Sidley Austin added Michael T. Frank as a partner in its Palo Alto, Calif., office. He will be a member of the employee benefits practice.

Trevett Cristo Salzer & Andolina , in Rochester, N.Y., welcomed Cindy Lapoff to the firm as a partner. She will join Trevett Cristo’s team of labor, employment and benefits attorneys.

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