Workflows: Law Firm News for Oct. 13, 2016

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By Gayle Cinquegrani

Oct. 13 — In Workflows, Bloomberg BNA brings you the latest in the steady stream of news about law firms and practitioners of labor and employment law.

Several lawyers recently have joined employer-side worklaw firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete. John Duke has joined the firm’s Boston office as senior counsel. Tazimisha Imara has joined the Los Angeles/Century City office as counsel, and Sean Kramer has joined that office as an associate. Kacy Coble has joined the firm in Memphis, Tenn., as an associate, and Dannah Rodriguez has joined as an associate in Macon, Ga.

Covington & Burling has elevated Jenna Wallace, an employee benefits and executive compensation lawyer in New York, to partner. It also named employee benefits and executive compensation lawyer William Woolston in Washington a partner.

Crowell & Moring has added David McFarlane in Los Angeles as a partner in the firm’s labor and employment, ERISA and employee benefits, and other practice groups.

Two labor and employment attorneys— Sterling LeBoeuf and Rick Lee—have joined the trial department of Davis Graham & Stubbs in Denver as associates.

FordHarrison, a management-side labor and employment law firm, has added Timothy F. Kennedy as counsel in Memphis, Tenn. Kennedy focuses his practice on executive compensation, retirement plans and fringe benefits.

Goodwin Procter elevated James T. Mattus in Boston to partner. Mattus focuses his practice on ERISA and executive compensation.

Weldon Latham, a principal at worklaw firm Jackson Lewis in Washington, has been appointed as lead attorney on the Obama Foundation’s Inclusion Council.

Katz, Marshall & Banks in Washington has promoted Matthew LaGarde from paralegal to associate. The firm specializes in representing plaintiffs in employment law as well as whistle-blower, sexual harassment and civil rights matters.

Kirkland & Ellis has elevated executive compensation lawyer Andy Barton in New York to partnership.

Employer-side worklaw firm Littler Mendelson has added Jeffrey D. Hanslick and Curtis R. Summers as shareholders in Kansas City, Mo.

Alexandra Pichette and Shane Goodrich have joined management-side labor and employment law firm Morgan, Brown & Joy as associates in Boston.

Brandi N. Knox has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough as counsel in Atlanta. Knox focuses her practice on employment-related immigration matters.

Management-side labor and employment law firm Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart has added David Feldman as a shareholder in New York.

Daniel Stellenberg has joined Paul Hastings as a partner in Palo Alto, Calif. Stellenberg is an executive compensation lawyer who focuses his practice on private equity, capital markets, and merger and acquisition transactions.

Katharine Parker, a labor and employment partner at Proskauer Rose, has been selected to be a magistrate judge at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Quarles & Brady has promoted labor and employment team associates Maria Frenn Kallmeyer in Chicago and Robert G. Vaught in Phoenix to partnership status. It also has added Nneka Umeh as an associate in the labor and employment practice group in Chicago. Umeh focuses her practice on immigration.

Pamela Woodside has been elected a partner at Thompson Coe. She works in the firm’s Los Angeles office and belongs to the labor and employment and professional liability sections.

Patricia L. Gatling has joined Windels Marx as counsel in New York. Her practice areas include employment law and employee benefits.

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