• Fellow Genie Harrison was selected as Top Female Attorney of the Year for 2017 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP), for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the Legal Industry.
  • The Best Lawyers in America included Fellow Larry Casey on this year’s list.

  • Fellow Jerome A. Diekemper was listed in the June 19, 2017 issue of Missouri Lawyers Weekly, as the Best Independent Arbitrator (tie) and the second Best Independent Mediator (tie) in the State of Missouri.

  • Fellow William J. Emanuel was nominated by President Trump to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board, pending US Senate confirmation.

  • Fellow Samuel Estreicher had an article published in Bloomberg View about older adults in the workforce. Read the article here.

  • Fellow John V. Jansonius was honored by The State Bar of Texas with the Outstanding Director award for his service as a member of the Board of Directors. The award recognizes John’s contributions as a Board member during his three-year term which ran from 2014 to 2017.

  • With more than 400 attendees, Fellow Jay Roth was honored by the Directors Guild of America for his many years of dedicated service during his retirement celebration at the DGA Theatre, which featured a 90-minute tribute.

  • Fellow Maurice Wexler was published in The University of Memphis Law Review. The article, titled The Survival of the Intentionality Doctrine in Employment Law: To Be or Not To Be?, can be read in its entirety here.

  • Fellow Karen Buesing was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for The Florida Bar Foundation and Metropolitan Ministries. During her term at The Florida Bar Foundation, she will help advance organization’s mission of providing greater access to justice throughout the state. At Metropolitan Ministries, Buesing will contribute to its mission of alleviating suffering, promoting dignity, and instilling self-sufficiency for homeless and at-risk families.

  • Fellows Mark Cousens and Bruce Miller were honored by Wayne State University on June 5th at the 7th Annual Labor Leaders on Labor Forum for a lifetime of dedicated service.

  • Honorary Fellow Judge Bernice Donald will be honored as one of this year’s Margaret Brent Award winners. The ABA Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, established in 1991, honors outstanding women lawyers who have achieved professional excellence in their area of specialty and have actively paved the way to success for others.
  • Fellow Phil Miscimarra has been named Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board by President Donald J. Trump. Read the press release here. Also announced this week, Fellow Bill Emanuel has been nominated to fill one of the two remaining seats on the Board. Littler Mendelson’s press release is attached here.

  • Fellow David Petersen was elected President-Elect of the National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA). Petersen will succeed current President and Fellow Kathleen Miller when her term expires in May 2018.

  • Past CLEL President John Sands and his wife, Diana, returned on June 19th from a two-week tour of Iran sponsored by the New York Times entitled “Tales from Persia.” “It was a spectacular trip,” John said, “and the Iranians we met were without exception friendly, welcoming, and most excited to be visited by Americans.” John recommends that Fellows consider visiting Iran themselves to form their own opinions concerning the current reality on the ground in that fascinating yet vilified country with such a rich history.

  • Fellow Don Slesnick accepted the Gold Medal honor for an individual highlighting his outstanding contributions to Greater Miami at Miami Today’s Gold Medal Awards dinner in April.

  • Fellow Beth Walker is one of three women justices currently serving on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, making the Mountain State one of just eleven states with a majority of justices who are female. All three were recently interviewed by The State Journal. Read the complete interview here.

  • Fellow Nancy Walker was appointed Chief Deputy Attorney General, to head up the Office’s new Fair Labor Section, by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro. The Fair Labor Section will engage in investigative and enforcement actions, as well as policy initiatives, in an effort to combat wage theft and other labor violations.

  • Fellow Richard Zuckerman has been elected to a two-year term as chairman of the New York State Bar Association’s Local and State Government Law Section.