Workflows: Law Firm News for March 26, 2018

In Workflows, Bloomberg Law brings you the latest in the steady stream of news about labor and employment lawyers.

Leading the News: Baker McKenzie added labor and employment lawyer Robin Samuel as a founding partner in its new Los Angeles office. The new office “has advanced us considerably in becoming recognized for our industry-focused expertise in Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Industrials, Manufacturing and Transportation, Healthcare, and Consumer Goods & Retail,” George Avraam, Baker McKenzie’s North America chair for employment and compensation law practice, told Bloomberg Law in a March 26 e-mail. The firm has a “growing US employment and compensation law practice,” he said. Baker McKenzie has three employment and compensation attorneys operating in Los Angeles and is actively recruiting others, a firm spokesman told Bloomberg Law.

Barnes & Thornburg added Dawn Collins and Tae Kim as partners in its labor and employment department in Los Angeles.

Benesch added labor and employment attorney Emily C. Fess as an associate in Chicago.

FisherBroyles welcomed employment lawyer Eric B. Meyer as a partner in Philadelphia.

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson promoted Andrea L. Pollak to special counsel in its executive compensation and ERISA department in New York.

Gordon & Rees welcomed associates Alexandra Louderback in Sacramento, Calif., and Todd Weston in Atlanta to its employment practice group. The firm also selected Franz Hardy as co-managing partner of its Denver office. Hardy concentrates on employee benefits and business and insurance litigation.

Kennedys CMK promoted Frank Falcone in Basking Ridge, N.J., to partner. He focuses his practice on employment and insurance law.

Worklaw firm Littler added Michael D. Hornback as special counsel in Lexington, Ky.

Katharine Liao joined the New York office of Squire Patton Boggs as a partner in the labor and employment practice. Liao specializes in wage-and-hour class action litigation.

Walter Haverfield promoted Sara Ravas Cooper in Cleveland to partnership status. She focuses her practice on labor and employment and litigation.