Sanford Heisler Sharp,the firm representing female lawyers suing Proskauer and Morrison & Foerster for alleged gender discrimination, is branching out to Baltimore.

The firm tapped Deborah K. Marcuse, who used to manage its New York office, to run the new Baltimore office. She also will co-chair the firm’s Title VII practice and represent clients with employment discrimination and wage-and-hour claims.

Sanford Heisler Sharp decided to open the office when Baltimore-based partner Steven J. Kelly joined the firm, Marcuse told Bloomberg Law May 1. Kelly heads the firm’s criminal sexual violence practice group.

In “a post-industrial city” like Baltimore, issues frequently surface regarding employee rights, Marcuse said. “It feels like there is work to be done there” in employment law and anti-discrimination issues, she said.

Sanford Heisler Sharp, which describes itself as a social justice law firm, also has offices in New York, Washington, San Francisco, San Diego, and Nashville, Tenn.

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Akerman added Michelle Lee Flores in Los Angeles as a partner in its labor and employment practice group.

Allen & Overy promoted Brian Jebb in New York to its partnership. Jebb specializes in cross-border employment and benefits issues within the firm’s corporate group.

Jordan E. Pace joined Fox Rothschild in New York as a partner in the employment law practice.

Ice Miller welcomed Areeba Ghouri in Indianapolis as a counsel in its labor, employment, and immigration group. Ghouri focuses her practice on employment-based immigration.

Worklaw firm Ogletree Deakins welcomed Marcus Brown as a partner in Dallas.

Executive compensation lawyer Wendy Moore joined the corporate practice and tax subgroup at Perkins Coie as a partner in Palo Alto, Calif.

Squire Patton Boggs welcomed Katharine Liao as a partner in its labor and employment practice in its New York and Los Angeles offices.

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