Workflows: Law Firm News for Feb. 1, 2017

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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 McKenzie appointed the following members of its compensation and employment law practice to partnership: Victor Flores in San Francisco, Lindsay Minnis in New York, Miriam Petrillo in Chicago and Andrew Shaw in Toronto.

Barnes & Thornburg has added employee benefits and executive compensation lawyer Lori L. Shannon in Chicago as a partner.

Employment and labor lawyer Kimberly Chase in Costa Mesa, Calif., has been promoted to partnership at Haynes and Boone.

David Deterding has been elected a partner at HeplerBroom in St. Louis. He focuses on labor and employment law, commercial litigation and appellate matters.

Husch Blackwell added Chad Grell in Denver as an associate. Grell focuses on labor and employment matters with the firm’s health-care, life sciences and education group.

Worklaw firm Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart has elected 20 of its attorneys to the position of shareholder. They are Sara Herbek in Atlanta; Caroline Tang in Austin, Texas; Daniel Canales in Chicago; Gavin Martinson in Dallas; Lucas Asper and Ellis Fisher in Greenville, S.C.; Tae Kim in Los Angeles; Chris Harrison in Memphis, Tenn.; Keith Kopplin in Milwaukee; Ryan Warden in Morristown, N.J.; Jennifer Englander in New Orleans; Aaron Warshaw in New York; Richard Chen, Kathryn Gray and Christian Keeney in Costa Mesa, Calif.; Rayna Jones in Phoenix; Jennifer Betts in Pittsburgh; Adam Pankratz in Seattle; Caren Skversky Marlowe in Tampa, Fla.; and John Bolesta in Washington. In addition, Joe Clees in Phoenix and Marifrances “Fran” Morrison in Raleigh, N.C., have been elected to Ogletree’s board of directors.

Jean F. Kuei and Allison Warden Sizemore have been promoted to partnership at Reed Smith. Kuei is a member of the firm’s labor and employment group in Washington and Los Angeles. Sizemore is a member of the firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation group in Pittsburgh.

The Service Employees International Union has promoted Nicole G. Berner to general counsel.

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