Workflows: Outten & Golden Revamps Washington Office

Outten & Golden, a worker-side employment law firm, reorganized its Washington office and increased its attorney roster by almost 10 percent.

David Lopez, the current head of the firm in D.C., will become dean at Rutgers Law School in August. He’ll continue as counsel to the firm, but Susan E. Huhta, who served as administrative partner in Washington, was promoted to partner-in-charge in that city.

Partner Sally J. Abrahamson was named head of the class action practice in Washington, and Melissa E. Pierre-Louis, a partner in New York, will relocate to Washington in July.

The firm also added six associates: Sabine Jean, Lauren B. McGlothlin, Fahreen S. Velji, and Shane Young in New York; Mikael Rojas in Washington; and Laura Iris Mattes in San Francisco.

The firm now numbers more than 65 lawyers and is “definitely growing,” a spokeswoman told Bloomberg Law.

Other News About Worklaw Attorneys

Marissa Alguire joined Akerman in Los Angeles as a partner in the labor and employment practice.

Fisher Phillips added four attorneys: partner Theresa M. Connolly in Washington; partner Boyd Rogers in Charlotte, N.C.; counsel Paul J. Greco in Philadelphia; and counsel Jeffrey Winchester in Seattle. Connolly will become the managing partner of the firm’s Washington office.

Gordon & Rees welcomed four associates to its employment practice group: Mona Razani in Los Angeles, Jordan Matthis in Chicago, Robert Lincoln in San Diego, and Daniel Marin-Finn in Los Angeles.

Texas law firm McGinnis Lochridge opened an office in Dallas headed by new employment law partner Felicity A. Fowler.

Munsch Hardt welcomed shareholder Craig Harris in Dallas to its labor and employment and litigation sections.

Phelps Dunbar added Thomas Woodford as a counsel on its labor and employment team in Mobile, Ala.

Dmitriy Chelnitsky joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton in New York as a partner.

In memoriam: David Jones, a shareholder at Ogletree Deakins in Atlanta, died June 20 after an 18-month battle with cancer, the firm announced. Jones, a former chief counsel for the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, joined Ogletree in 1992 and started its occupational safety and health practice