• In May, Fellow Jeff Berman finished a week-long pizza class at Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli, Italy’s oldest pizza school. Jeff was taught by Graziano Bertuzzo, a former World Pizza Champion. After completion of a standardized test, Jeff received a certificate to work as a pizzaiolo in Italy. Samples of his work are available upon request!

  • Fellow Michael Green has been elected to the National Academy of Arbitrators. Professor Green, who teaches at Texas A&M University School of Law, is the Director of the Texas A&M Workplace Law Program and is also a member of the Aggie Dispute Resolution Program faculty.

  • Fellow Bill Herbert had two articles published in Volume 36, No. 1 of the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal. The first is an article about the late Jerry Lefkowitz, who was an important figure in New York's public sector labor history. The second article was written with New York State Public Employment Relations Board Chairperson John Wirenius and Indiana Education Employment Relations Board Executive Director Sarah Cudahy, which analyzes the Supreme Court's Janus decision in historical, legal, and public policy contexts.

  • Fellow Cynthia N. Sass of the Sass Law Firm in Tampa and Fellow Don Slesnick of the Law Offices of Slesnick & Casey, PA in Coral Gables, were panelists on the topic First Amendment in Public Employment at the 45th Annual Public Employment Labor Relations Forum sponsored by the Labor and Employment Law Section and the City, County and Local Government Law Section of The Florida Bar.

  • Fellow Bill Wahoff had an article published in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law’s Volume 34, Number 1, 2019 titled “Industry Standards: How Does OSHA Use Them to Prove Its Case Under the General Duty Clause.”

  • Several Fellows participated in a national conference organized by Cornell ILR titled, Labor and the US Constitution: Past Present and Future. The conference, which was held in New York City on September 26-28, encouraged “creative thinking about the US Constitution as a source of workers’ rights.” Panelists, including Bill Herbert, Marty Malin, Joe Slater and Ruben Garcia were featured speakers, discussed “labor rights under the First and Thirteenth amendments.” Honorary Fellow Judge Marsha Berzon was the keynote speaker. A link to conference website can be found here.

  • The US Department of Labor’s Hall of Honor ceremony, which took place on September 26th, included the induction of Fellow Emeritus Howard Jenkins, Jr. based on his work on the landmark Labor-Management Reporting Disclosure Act of 1959. Also inducted was Senator Robert Griffin. “The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act has brought greater transparency and openness to unions for 60 years,” Acting Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella said. Mr. Jenkins was the first person interviewed as part of the College’s illustrious Video History Project in July 2000.

  • Fellow Esta Bigler of the ILR School's Labor and Employment Law program and Rob Scott of the Cornell Prison Education Program discuss their work with incarcerated men. While Ms. Bigler helps prepare incarcerated men for reentry and to rejoin the workforce, Scott’s program offers them the opportunity to earn an associates degree. Listen to the entire conversation here: https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/labor-and-employment-law-program/criminal-justice-employment/interviews-and-conversations

  • Fellow Mark Carter was appointed to the West Virginia Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission by Governor Jim Justice last month. He will be examining judicial candidates in his position to determine the best fit for vacancies. "Service on the Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission provides a welcome opportunity to contribute to the selection of judicial officers who share the commitment of our bar to the highest levels of integrity and scholarship in the litigation of cases in our state courts," Carter said in an interview with The West Virginia Record.

  • Fellow Kelly Dermody was one of five recipients who received this year’s Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award during the ABA’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Ms. Dermody is managing partner of the San Francisco office of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein where she chairs the firm’s Employment Practice Group, specializing in class and collective actions on behalf of employees and consumers. She is a past president of the Bar Association of San Francisco and a past member of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section Governing Council. She also previously served as co-chair of the section’s annual conference, Committee on Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession and the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee.

  • Fellow Gregg Corwin is running for City Council in Hopkins City, Minnesota. Inducted in the College in 2011, he has represented employees, unions and union members for over forty years. As a trained mediator and arbitrator approved by the Minnesota Supreme Court and a member of the American Arbitration Association, Mr. Corwin is often called upon to help bring about peaceful resolutions to labor and employment issues.

  • Fellow Ed Hopson was selected to receive the 2019 Alumni Fellow Award for the Brandies School of Law. The University of Louisville Alumni Association established the Alumnus/a of the Year and the Alumni Fellows program in 1983. These prestigious awards recognize graduates who have distinguished themselves in their professional fields and are exemplary ambassadors for the university and their college or school. Mr. Hopson will be recognized at the Alumni Awards ceremony on October 24th and on the field during halftime of the Louisville vs. Virginia homecoming football game that weekend.

  • Fellow Stephane Lacoste, former Counsel at Teamsters Canada in Laval, has been appointed a Judge of the Superior Court of Québec for the district of Montréal. Mr. Lacoste previously served as president of the Québec branch of the Canadian Bar Association in 2016-17 and has also been chair of the CBA’s Labour and Employment Section. The Bar of Québec awarded him the title of Advocatus Emeritus in 2018, which recognizes members who have distinguished themselves throughout their careers.

  • Fellow Cecilia Morgan was recognized by JAMS on the occasion of her 25th anniversary. Praised for her intuitive strategy and indefatigable determination in hotly contested cases, Ms. Morgan is one of JAMS’ most renowned and sought-after mediators and arbitrators. Ms. Morgan has over 40 years of experience as an attorney and dispute resolution professional. Ms. Morgan recently received the prestigious Steve Brutsché Award, the highest award given by the Association of Attorney-Mediators.

  • Fellow, and member of the Board of Governors, Cynthia Nance will be recognized for her accomplishments at the Arkansas Alumni Association’s 75th Anniversary celebration in November when she will receive the Honorary Alumni Award.

  • Fellow Cynthia Sass authored Chapter 11, Discovery and Deposing the Alleged Harasser and Defense Witnesses: The Plaintiff’s Perspective, in the recently published book Sexual Harassment and Retaliation: A Practical Handbook for Plaintiff and Defense put together by the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association. Cynthia is also Regional Editor of the southeast for Employment at Will: A State-by-State Survey, and she co-authored the Florida chapter, as well as each annual supplement, as published by BNA Bloomberg and the ABA.

  • Fellow Steve Suflas received the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Distinguished Service Award on June 17. This award is given annually to recipients who have made significant contributions to NJICLE’s educational mission. “It’s an honor to be recognized by the NJICLE,” Suflas said. “It’s important that we, as professionals, keep our thinking current and stay up-to-date with respect to trends and changes in the law. I’ve been proud to help educate fellow attorneys throughout New Jersey and expand understanding with regard to labor and employment issues.”

  • Fellow Reggie Turner has received the Neal Shine Award for Exemplary Regional Leadership from the Detroit Free Press and the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition. This honor is part of the Coalition’s annual Shining Light Awards, and it recognizes Mr. Turner’s continual commitment to service and his contributions in supporting regional cooperation and progress. A profile on Mr. Turner and more about the honor can be found here.

  • Fellow, and member of the Board of Governors, Peter Zinober has been named to The Business Journals’ 2019 Influencers: Law List of 100 Executives who are driving business for their employers, and for their clients, in cities across the country. Mr. Zinober is a shareholder in Ogletree Deakins’ Tampa office where he specializes in defending cases involving employment discrimination, disability discrimination and wage and hour cases.

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