BakerHostetler added a team of five labor and employment lawyers in Atlanta-partners Brian Harris, Mark Zisholtz, and Jason D’Cruz, and associates Ashley Guffey and Tali Hershkovitz. The group focuses on human resources, executive compensation, restrictive covenants, and corporate mergers and acquisitions. Zisholtz concentrates on the contingent workforce and alternative workforce arrangements.

“The move is so that our group can take advantage of the nationally-established labor and employment practice here at Baker,” Harris told Bloomberg Law. “We work with a lot of clients that are multistate employers, so this gives us an easier way to give them the national coverage that they need for employment law issues.”

Harris said his group’s arrival at the firm also fits in with Baker’s strategic plan. “Baker is in the process of growing its Atlanta office.”

Other News About Worklaw Attorneys 

DLA Piper promoted employment lawyer Evan Parness in New York to partner.

Employment law firm FordHarrison welcomed Jeffrey A. Shooman as a counsel in Berkeley Heights, N.J.; Valerie K. Ferrier as a senior associate in New York; and Destiny S. Washington as a senior associate in Atlanta.

Workplace law firm Jackson Lewis added principals Brian L. McDermott and Robert F. Seidler to the firm’s Indianapolis office.

Labor and employment law firm Littler added Shanthi V. Gaur and D. Finn Pressly as shareholders in Chicago andCraig M. Borowski as a shareholder in Indianapolis.

Morgan Lewis welcomed employee benefits partner Daniel R. Salemi in Chicago.

SmithAmundsen promoted labor and employment lawyer Steven Jados in St. Charles, Ill., to partner. In St. Louis, the firm added two labor and employment attorneys-counsel Patrick Sanders and associate Amanda Biondolino.

Winston & Strawn promoted Brian Benko in Washington to partner. Benko advises clients on employee benefit and executive compensation matters.