Workflows: Law Firm News for Feb. 14, 2017

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By Gayle Cinquegrani

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

Jonathan A. Clark, Andrew J. Rudolph and Michael A. Kadlec have joined Blank Rome in Philadelphia as partners in the employee benefits and executive compensation practice. Blank Rome has added Asima J. Ahmad in Philadelphia and Story E. Cunningham in Los Angeles as associates in the labor and employment group.

Bond, Schoeneck & King has named employment lawyer James Rooney the managing member of the firm’s office in Buffalo, N.Y. The firm also named Thomas G. Eron in Syracuse, N.Y., as chair of the labor and employment law department and Aaron M. Pierce in Syracuse, N.Y., the deputy chair of the firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice.

Kristen Jones has become a principal at Goldberg Kohn in Chicago in the firm’s labor and employment and litigation groups.

Michael Falk has joined Kirkland & Ellis as an employee benefits and executive compensation partner in Chicago.

Mary M. O’Brien has joined Lindquist & Vennum as a partner in Minneapolis. She will chair the employment practice group.

Worklaw firm Littler Mendelson has elected Philadelphia shareholder Nina Markey as co-chair of its staffing, independent contractors and contingent workers practice group. April N. Knox has joined the firm’s Nashville, Tenn., office as an associate.

Morris Laing Evans Brock & Kennedy has elevated employment counsel Diane Sorensen in Wichita, Kan., to partnership status.

Potter Anderson & Corroon in Wilmington, Del., has named Kathleen Furey McDonough chair-elect of the firm’s executive committee. McDonough, who heads the firm’s labor and employment practice, will become executive committee chair in 2018.

Leon Rodriguez, the most recent director of the Homeland Security Department’s Citizenship and Immigration Services, is joining Seyfarth Shaw in Washington. He will be in the firm’s labor and employment department and will practice with the business immigration group.

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