Workflows: Law Firm News for Dec. 20, 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.

Labor and employment litigator Lillian Moon has joined Akerman as a partner in Orlando, Fla. Much of her practice involves counseling employers on their privacy law obligations, data breach issues and written information security programs.

Marsha Rucker, who has been an attorney with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for eight years, has been appointed regional attorney for the EEOC’s district office in Birmingham, Ala.

Brittany Brantley has joined worklaw firm Fisher & Phillips in Cleveland as an associate.

Maureen Maffei will join Ice Miller in Lisle, Ill., as counsel in the firm’s labor, employment and immigration group Jan. 1.

Christine M. White has joined Jones Walker in New Orleans as a partner in the labor and employment practice group.

Management-side labor and employment law firm Littler Mendelson has added Kurt J. Erickson as a shareholder in Minneapolis.

ReNika Moore has been appointed the new chief of the New York Attorney General’s Labor Bureau. Previously, she was the deputy bureau chief.

Meaghan VerGow, a counsel in the Washington office of O’Melveny & Myers, has been elevated to partner effective Jan. 1. Her practice includes ERISA litigation.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has elected Andrew Blau, a counsel in New York, as a partner effective Jan. 1. Blau specializes in executive compensation and employee benefits.

The Wagner Law Group, a Boston-based ERISA and employee benefits law firm, will open an office in Washington Jan. 1. It will be staffed by ERISA partner Dan Brandenburg, who will join the firm in January, and partner David Pickle and associate Seth Gaudreau from the firm’s Boston office.

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

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Tony Harris in Washington at tharris@bna.com

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