• Newly elected Fellow Jennifer Abruzzo is one of the recipients of the Peggy Browning Award, presented annually to social justice champions who have distinguished themselves with passion and dedication to the rights and needs of workers and their families.
  • Fellow Bernard F. Ashe was the 2017 recipient of the Arvid Anderson Public Sector Labor and Employment Attorney of the Year Award.

    Fellow Allan Bloom participated in a podcast for The National Law Review titled Recent Developments Regarding Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. Read the transcript here.

  • Fellow James W. Carroll, Jr. was nominated to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy by President Trump.

  • Fellow Parker Denaco received the Outstanding Law Alumnus Award from Washington and Lee University for exceptional achievements in his career and unselfish service to his community and his alma mater.

  • Following the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Fellow Charles Fischbach was acknowledged by the University of Wisconsin for having advocated, and then successfully negotiated with Baltimore City government management, for the adoption of the first Dr. King Day in a major municipality (or state). Long before it became a federal holiday, Mr. Fischbach convinced Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer to sign a proclamation naming January 15, 1974, as Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the city. Congress passed a law creating a federal holiday nine years later, but it wasn’t until 2000 that the holiday was observed in all 50 states.

  • Fellow Keith Frazier will be honored by the Tennessee Bar Association at a reception on August 4 for his service to the bar.

  • Fellow Angelo J. Genova was named to Lawdragon's 2018 Top 20 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers and his firm, Genova Burns was ranked in Chambers USA as a Top Labor & Employment Law Firm.

  • Fellow David Lopez has been appointed as the next Co-Dean of Rutgers Law School in Newark.

  • At the Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Wesleyan Alumni Association on May 26, Fellow Megan Norris was one of six alumni who received Distinguished Alumnus Awards. Megan received the Outstanding Service Award.

  • Fellow Emeritus Jay Siegel has been appointed as a Neutral Public Member of Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker's Advisory Committee on Labor Relations.

  • Fellow Don Slesnick was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by The Florida Bar Labor & Employment Law Section for his contributions to the profession at The Florida Bar’s Annual Convention.

  • Fellow Susan Ursel will serve as the Constitutional-Litigator-in-Residence at the University of Toronto’s David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights.

  • Fellow Barry Winograd was elected President-Elect of the National Academy of Arbitrators at the Academy’s annual meeting. He will succeed current President Edward Krinsky when his term expires in May 2019 at the Annual NAA Conference for Labor and Management Practitioners in Philadelphia, PA. Others elected include Alan Symonette as a Vice President and Daniel Zeiser as a Governor.

  • Fellow U.W. Clemon was featured in the documentary “Trail of Hope - The Journey to Equality”, tracing the path of the civil rights struggle through churches, courthouses, jail cells and other historic sites across the South, which aired on all Raycom Media markets during the month of February. According to Raycom Media, “the project was inspired by the United States Civil Rights Trail, a string of landmarks in 14 states that played a pivotal role in advancing social justice."

  • Fellow Samuel J. Cordes has joined the Pittsburgh office of Rothman Gordon as a partner.

  • Fellow Judge Bernice B. Donald was one of three African-American women trailblazers from West Tennessee honored by the Town of Mason at its first Black History program on February 17th.

  • Fellow Samuel Estreicher had a column published in The Spokesman Review on March 3rd titled “How Unions Can Survive a Supreme Court Defeat” dealing with the upcoming Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME which could have “far reaching consequences for the future of public-sector unions in America.” Read the full article here.

  • Congratulations to Fellow Marisel A. Hernandez who was re-elected to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners as Chairwoman at their February 13th meeting.

  • Fellow Brian L. McDermott has joined the Indianapolis office of Jackson Lewis as a principal.

  • Fellow Philip Miscimarra returned to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius after his nearly five-year stint at the National Labor Relations Board as a Member and most recently as Chair.

  • Fellow Geoffrey Mort’s article on New York’s medical marijuana laws was featured in the New York Law Journal on April 3rd.

  • Fellow John E. Sands was one of three honorees presented with The 2018 Peggy Browning Award on April 24th. This award is presented annually to social justice champions who have distinguished themselves with passion and dedication to the rights and needs of workers and their families.

  • Fellow Eugene Scalia was named Litigator of the Week by The American Lawyer for the week of March 23, 2018 highlighting his involvement in a 5th Circuit Court of Appeals challenge to the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule. A separate interview on the case can be found here.

  • Fellow Michael Starr’s article, “The Muddle of ‘Motivating Factor,’” was published by the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal (Vol. 35, No. 1). The first part of his article clarifies the concepts of reason, motive and cause as applied in employment-discrimination law and then proposes a new legal standard for when race, sex, religion or national origin can be considered a “motivating factor” for purposes of employer liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A copy of the article is attached.