Workflows: Law Firm News for Dec. 14, 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.

Cohen & Grigsby in Pittsburgh has promoted J. Katherine Drabecki to director. Drabecki, an immigration attorney, handles employment-based visas.

Dentons has named Cynthia L. Jackson a partner in Palo Alto, Calif. Jackson has expertise in international employment counseling and litigation and the global coordination of human resources policies.

Drew Eckl & Farnham has added Natalie Clark as an associate in Atlanta. She practices workers’ compensation law.

Fisher Phillips has launched a pay equity practice group. It is led by three partners: Kathleen McLeodCaminiti in Murray Hill, N.J., Cheryl Behymer in Columbia, S.C., and Cheryl Pinarchick in Boston.

Rodolfo “Rudy” Gomez has joined management-side worklaw firm FordHarrison as a partner in Miami.

Ryan L. Stauffer has joined Gross McGinley in Allentown, Pa., as an associate. He will assist in employment and commercial litigation as well as insurance defense matters.

Worklaw firm Littler Mendelson has added Leila G. O’Carra as special counsel in Lexington, Ky.

David Lopez, who served as general counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, will join Outten & Golden as a partner Jan. 1. Lopez will head the firm’s new Washington office. His practice will focus on anti-discrimination litigation as well as consent decree monitoring and mediation. Attorneys Peter Romer-Friedman and Sally J. Abrahamson will join him in Washington.

Heather Vickles has been named manager of the labor and employment law department at Sherman & Howard. Working from Denver, she will manage the firm’s labor and employment lawyers in Colorado, Arizona and Georgia.

Several attorneys have joined Spencer Fane in Denver from Berenbaum Weinshienk. They include labor and employment lawyers Michael J. Belo and Rosemary Orsini and employee benefits specialists Laura L. Fischer, Daniel Lacomis, Stephen P. Rickles and Stephen A. Weinstein.

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