Workflows: Law Firm News for July 27, 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.

Baker Hostetler has added Eric L. Barnum and James D. Levine as partners in its employment and labor practice group in Atlanta. Levine focuses his practice on immigration law for domestic and multinational companies.

Lenora Plimpton has joined Bryan Cave as an associate in Denver. She will work with the labor and employment group.

Cozen O'Connor has welcomed John Ho as a member in its labor and employment department in New York.

Labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips has opened an office in New York City. Brian J. Gershengorn and Michael R. Marra will be the office's co-managing partners, and Seth D. Kaufman and Melissa J. Osipoff will be associates.

Eli K. Best has joined Fredrikson & Byron in Minneapolis as an associate in the employment and labor group.

Gray Reed & McGraw has welcomed Fred Gaona as a member in its employment section in Dallas.

Trial lawyer Bren K. Thomas has joined the Orange County, Calif., office of Jackson Lewis, a management-side labor and employment law firm, as a principal. Thomas is on the board of directors of the Central California Employment Law Roundtable.

Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman has promoted Jessica T. Rosenberg to partnership status. She works in the firm's New York office, representing employers and senior executives in labor and employment matters.

Three associates from the Las Vegas office of management-side labor and employment law firm Littler Mendelson have been appointed to the executive board of the Nevada bar's labor and employment law section. Matthew Cecil has been named vice chair, Crystal Herrera has been tapped to be membership and communications chair, and Amy Baker will be journal committee chair.

Littler Mendelson has appointed new chairs for its class action and unfair competition and trade secrets practice groups. Shareholder Keith Jacoby in Los Angeles will join shareholder Allan King in Austin, Texas, to lead the firm’s class actions practice. Shareholder James Witz in Chicago will serve with shareholder Jackie Johnson in Dallas as co-chair of the unfair competition and trade secrets practice.

Kerry Scanlon and Jeremy White have joined the Washington office of McDermott Will & Emery as partners. Scanlon, who focuses his practice on employment litigation and equal rights claims, will head the firm's labor and employment litigation practice in the U.S. White's practice focuses on complex litigation involving employment discrimination and wage and hour issues.

Terrence T. Boyle has joined Michigan Workers' Comp Lawyers in its Farmington Hills, Mich., office.

Labor and employment attorney Anna Richardson Smith has joined Rountree Losee in Wilmington, N.C., as counsel.

Garen E. Dodge has joined the Washington office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton as a partner in the labor and employment practice group.

Thomas Asmar has joined Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom as counsel in its executive compensation and benefits group in Palo Alto, Calif.

Smith, Gambrell & Russell has added Carrie Anderer as an associate in its labor and employment and litigation practices in New York.

Labor and employment lawyer Willa Perlmutter has joined the natural resources group of Stoel Rives as of counsel in Portland, Ore. Perlmutter focuses her practice on mine safety and health.

Sarah Downie has joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges as a partner in its executive compensation and benefits practice in New York.

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