Workflows: Law Firm News for June 7, 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.

Employment and labor lawyer Erin Jacobson has joined Archbright in Spokane, Wash. Archbright is a membership organization that offers human resources advice and legal counsel to employers in Washington state.

Arent Fox added Paul Lynd as counsel for its labor and employment practice in San Francisco.

Douglas W. Dahl II has joined Bass, Berry & Sims as a counsel in the firm's Nashville office. Dahl specializes in employee benefits and executive compensation issues.

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete , a management-side labor and employment law firm, has welcomed four new associates. Jade Brewster and Matthew Scholl have joined the firm’s recently opened office in Century City, Calif. Anna Rothschild resides in the firm’s Washington D.C. metro area office and Meg Shipley will work in the firm’s office in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Rebecca M. Lightle , who focuses her practice on employment and commercial litigation, has joined Eckert Seamans in Richmond as an associate.

Fenwick & West brought on Glenn Borromeo as counsel for its executive compensation and employee benefits group in Mountain View, Calif. Fenwick also welcomed employment litigation counsel Anna Suh to its Mountain View headquarters.

Fisher Phillips , a management-side labor and employment law firm, has added Collin G. Warren and Pamela D. Williams as partners and Ehsan Tabesh as an associate in its Houston office.

Greenberg Traurig hired Audry Casusol as an executive compensation and employee benefits partner in New York.

Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg has welcomed Jessica M. Farrelly to the firm. Farrelly concentrates her practice in the areas of employment law and civil litigation. She will work primarily from Icard Merrill’s Sarasota office.

Sang-Yul Lee has joined K&L Gates in Chicago as a partner in the firm's labor, employment and workplace safety practice and global employer solutions area.

Sally Piefer has joined Lindner & Marsack, a management-side labor and employment law firm in Milwaukee, as partner.

Littler Mendelson has named Kelley Edwards to be managing shareholder of its Houston office. Another shareholder in that office, Yvette Gatling, has been appointed to the National Employment Law Council's board of directors. Lisa M. Kathumbi, a Littler associate in Columbus, Ohio, has been named president-elect of the Ohio Women’s Bar Association. Kathumbi's term as president will begin in May.

Carrie E. Byrnes has joined the Chicago office of Michael Best & Friedrich as a partner in the firm’s employee benefits group.

Employment litigation counsel Jeremy Bollinger has formed Moss Bollinger in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Seth Safra has joined Proskauer as a partner in Washington. He will work in the employee benefits and executive compensation group.

Arvin J. Pearlman has become counsel at Sommers Schwartz in Southfield, Mich. Pearlman concentrates his practice on Federal Employers Liability Act matters, pursuing the rights of injured and deceased railroad workers. Benjamin J. Wilensky also is joining Sommers Schwartz as an associate in the FELA practice group.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) appointed Daniel J. Borowski, a shareholder at von Briesen & Roper in Milwaukee, as a judge on the Sheboygan County Circuit Court, effective Aug. 1. Borowski's legal practice has focused on representing local governments in labor and employment matters, litigation and risk management.

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