Workflows: Law Firm News for July 15, 2016

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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.

Bass, Berry & Sims has welcomed Kimberly S. Veirs as an attorney in its Nashville office. Veris specializes in employment law.

Danielle C. Lester has joined Bodman as an associate in the firm’s workplace law practice group in Troy, Mich.

Bert H. Ware has joined Bressler, Amery & Ross. He will work with the firm's labor and employment team as a principal in New York.

Alex Denny , a labor and employment partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, has become the leader of the firm's London office.

James Nicholas and Donald Schroeder have joined Foley & Lardner as partners in its labor and employment practice in Boston.

FordHarrison , a management-side labor and employment law firm, opened an office in Charlotte, N.C., June 29. The initial lawyers in the office are partners Julie K. Adams and Angela B. Cummings. Cummings will be the office managing partner and a member of the firm's diversity advisory board.

Furthermore, FordHarrison added Norman A. Jenkins as a partner in New York and former State Department officer Loren C. Locke as a senior associate in its business immigration practice group in Atlanta.

FortneyScott , a management-side employment law firm in Washington, has elevated Elizabeth B. Bradley to shareholder status. Much of Bradley's practice focuses on representing federal contractors in matters relating to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

Three associates have joined the workers’ compensation practice group at Goldberg Segalla in Garden City, N.Y. They are Catherine Breen, Cynthia Chin and Joell Percy.

Lisa Zastrow has joined the Las Vegas office of Greenberg Traurig as counsel in the litigation practice. Zastrow's practice focuses on employment and complex commercial litigation.

Stephanie Segalini has joined Hinshaw & Culbertson as a partner in Tampa, Fla. Segalini focuses her practice on employee benefits litigation and class actions.

Michael Turrill has joined the Los Angeles office of Hogan Lovells as a partner in the litigation, arbitration and employment practice group.

Labor and employment lawyer Charles Jeremiah has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in Houston.

Scott A. Elliott , who practices workplace and environmental safety law, has been promoted to partner in the Houston office of Katten Muchin Rosenman.

Kelley Drye & Warren has promoted two employee benefits and executive compensation lawyers to special counsel— Victoria E. Anderson in New York and Christine E. Quier-Sheth in the firm's Stamford, Conn., office.

Littler , a management-side labor and employment law firm, welcomes litigator Gary Glaser to its office in Melville, N.Y.

Leslie Dippel , head of the employment law section of the Travis County (Texas) Attorney's Office , has become president of the Austin (Texas) Bar Association.

Turner Padget Graham & Laney has added workers’ compensation lawyer David H. Keller as counsel in Greenville, S.C.

ERISA attorney Stephen P. Wilkes has been appointed a partner by The Wagner Law Group in San Francisco.

Sarah Downie has joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges as a partner in the executive compensation and benefits practice. She is based in Weil’s New York office.

Jackson Lewis Branches Out

Jackson Lewis law firm will be picking up several lawyers from Wilson Elser Sept. 1 in a move both firms described in a July 13 statement as amicable. The incoming lawyers practice government relations, lobbying compliance, and health-care and hospitality law. Jackson Lewis—whose slogan is “All we do is work”—has focused exclusively on workplace law.

These practice areas are “a natural extension” of the services Jackson Lewis already provides its clients, Jackson Lewis Chairman Vincent Cino told Bloomberg BNA July 15. Jackson Lewis has more than 2,000 health-care clients throughout the country, so the health-care law practice is “a perfect match with what we do for these employers,” he said.

Cino said 27 Wilson Elser lawyers will join Jackson Lewis, with “two or three” in New York City and the remainder in Albany, N.Y. The law firms' statement said Kenneth L. Shapiro, who headed Wilson Elser's government relations practice, will head the new Jackson Lewis team.

To contact the reporter on this story: Gayle Cinquegrani in Washington at gcinquegrani@bna.com

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Karen Ertel in Washington at kertel@bna.com

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