Workflows: Law Firm News for Oct. 7, 2016

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By Gayle Cinquegrani

Oct. 7 — 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 litigator Allison Eckstrom has joined Bryan Cave as a partner in Irvine, Calif.

Campbell, Durrant, Beatty, Palumbo and Miller has added labor and employment lawyers Patrick Harvey and John McLaughlin as shareholders and Bradley J. Betack as an associate in Pittsburgh. The firm also promoted worklaw attorney Brian P. Gabriel to shareholder in Philadelphia.

Carothers DiSante and Freudenberger, a management-side employment, labor and immigration law firm, has welcomed two lawyers to its Orange County, Calif., office. Christopher M. Robertson has rejoined the firm as a partner, and Denisha P. McKenzie has joined as an associate.

Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete, an employer-side worklaw firm, has added several new lawyers. Renee Turkell Brook has joined the firm as counsel in Los Angeles, and Jarrett Spence and Garrett Anderson have joined the Atlanta office as associates. Also joining the firm as associates are Nelson Suarez in Nashville, Tenn., Spring Taylor in Kansas City, Mo., and Patricia-Anne Upson in Macon, Ga.

Covington and Burling has promoted two employment benefits and executive compensation lawyers to partnership— Jenna Wallace in New York and William Woolston in Washington.

Lindsey N. Bober has joined Harter Secrest and Emery in Rochester, N.Y., as an associate in the labor and employment practice group.

Shane Stroud will join Hughes Hubbard and Reed as a partner in New York. Stroud’s practice focuses on employee benefits and executive compensation issues.

Jackson Lewis, a management-side workplace law firm, has added John G. Long in Dallas as counsel. Long focuses his practice on sports law.

Susan S. Waag has joined employment law firm LightGabler as a senior attorney in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Littler Mendelson, a management-side labor and employment law firm, announced that Tanja L. Thompson has been elected to the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Council. Thompson is Littler’s office managing shareholder in Memphis, Tenn., and co-chair of the firm’s traditional labor practice group. Littler also has added Matt Brown as counsel. He will divide his time between Littler’s offices in Columbia, S.C., and Charlotte, N.C.

McGuireWoods has added employment litigator Peyton N. Smith as a partner in Austin, Texas.

Sonia Macias Steele has joined Murtha Cullina in Boston as an ERISA counsel.

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart, a management-side labor and employment law firm, has welcomed litigator Kimberly Hodges as a shareholder in its office in Memphis, Tenn.

Alaine S. Williams, a partner at union-side labor law firm Willig, Williams and Davidson in Philadelphia, has been elected a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The college is a nonprofit organization that aims to promote excellence in the practice of labor and employment law.

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