Workflows: Law Firm News for Dec. 28, 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.

Sharon Block, currently the principal deputy assistant secretary for policy at the Labor Department, will become the executive director of Harvard University’s Labor and Worklife Program early in 2017.

Jason E. LaBelle has joined Bodman in Detroit as an associate in the workplace law practice group.

Faegre Baker Daniels has added Sarah Noack as a labor and employment associate in Fort Wayne, Ind.; Samantha Chapman as a labor and employment associate in Indianapolis; and Mark Rosenfeld as an associate in its ERISA, benefits and executive compensation practice in Minneapolis.

Gross McGinley has hired Ryan L. Stauffer as an associate in Allentown, Pa. Stauffer will assist with employment and commercial litigation and insurance defense.

IslerDare, a management-side labor and employment law firm, added Ashley Ryan Passero as an associate in Richmond, Va., and Monica L. Hansen as an associate in Tysons Corner, Va.

McGuireWoods has elevated associate Sabrina A. Beldner to partnership status effective Jan. 1. Beldner practices labor and employment law in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Jill B. Lubetsky has joined Michael Best in Chicago as an attorney in the firm’s labor and employment relations group.

R. Britt Beecher has joined Moore, Clarke, DuVall & Rodgers in Savannah, Ga., where he will practice in the areas of worker’s compensation and insurance defense.

Glianny Fagundo, a partner in the labor and employment practice at Taylor English Duma in Atlanta, has been appointed to the Georgia State Personnel Board for a five-year term.

John Arendshorst, an employee benefits attorney at Varnum in Grand Rapids, Mich., has been named a partner.

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