Workflows: Law Firm News for Feb. 17, 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.

Labor and employment lawyer Laura Hallmon has been elected an equity partner at Cantey Hanger in Fort Worth, Texas.

H. Eric Hilton has joined Freeman Mathis & Gary as a partner in Atlanta. He will participate in the firm’s labor and employment and other practice groups.

Christopher J. Rillo has joined Jenner & Block as a partner in Los Angeles and Washington. Rillo will practice with the ERISA litigation group.

Kastner Westman & Wilkins, a labor and employment law firm in Akron, Ohio, has elected attorney Jaime Umerley Kolligian as a shareholder. The firm also added Olivia Hochschwender as an associate.

Kutak Rock has added Clete P. Samson as a counsel in Omaha, Neb. He focuses his practice on immigration and employment law.

McAngus Goudelock & Courie has expanded its workers’ compensation team with Daniel O’Shea in Charlotte, N.C., and Leslie M. Simpson in Columbia, S.C.

Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton in San Diego has added employment lawyer Amr A. Shabaik as an associate.

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton has elevated two of its labor and employment lawyers to partner: Lisa Harris, who practices in the firm’s Los Angeles and New York offices, and Paul Berkowitz in Los Angeles.

Labor and employment lawyer Kendra K. Kawaii has been promoted to a director of the firm at Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris in Honolulu.

Sherin and Lodgen in Boston has added David Brody as an associate in its employment law group and litigation department.

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin has promoted David Kleinmann in New York to partner. Kleinmann is a member of the labor and employment practice, and he co-heads the firm’s restrictive covenant practice.

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