Fellow Jeremy Glenn (Chicago, IL), Cozen O’Connor’s Chicago Office Managing Partner and a member of the firm’s national Labor & Employment Department, has been recognized as one of the 2022 Chicago Notable Gen X Leaders in Law by Crain’s Chicago Business – based on his success and accomplishments in his leadership roles within the firm and across the legal community. This marks the third consecutive time he has been recognized with this award by Crain’s.
Fellow Wayne Outten (New York, NY) was honored on January 20th by the New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the Section’s Annual Meeting. Wayne is the first recipient representing employees to receive this award. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes attorneys who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of labor and employment law through their practice, writing, teaching, or with public service. The full press release can be read here.
Fellow Tom Roper (Vancouver, BC) received the Bora Laskin Award for 2022 for his almost fifty years of outstanding contributions to Canadian labor law. The award was established by the University of Toronto twenty years ago to honor the late Bora Laskin, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada who was well-recognized in legal circles as a pre-eminent law scholar. Laskin was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1970 and named Chief Justice in 1973, serving fourteen years in total. Read more about Tom’s award as well as law partner and Fellow Delayne Sartison’s College induction here: EXPERIENCE SHOWS, AS TWO LEADING VANCOUVER LABOUR LAW COLLEAGUES RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS RECOGNITION (yahoo.com).
Fellows Joe Tilson, Anna Wermuth, Jeremy Glenn, Susan Eisenberg and Mike Schmidt have been named by Lawdragon to its 2022 list of the Top 500 Leading US Corporate Employment Lawyers. For Joe Tilson, this marks his twelfth consecutive year; for Wermuth, her sixth consecutive year. Glenn and Eisenberg were both named for their third consecutive year. And for Schmidt, this is his second consecutive year.
Fellow Nancy Walker (Philadelphia, PA) was nominated to be Secretary of Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and Industry by newly sworn in Governor Josh Shapiro. Prior to the nomination, Nancy served as Chief Deputy Attorney General for the Fair Labor Section of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. Governor Shapiro credits Secretary-Elect Walker’s leadership with helping lead a successful criminal wage and benefit theft investigation that resulted in a $21 million plea deal.
Fellow Anna Wermuth (Chicago, IL), vice-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s national Labor & Employment Department, has been named to the 2022 list of Chicago’s “Notable Women in Law” by Crain’s Chicago Business. She was also named 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyersin Employment Law – Management, the only Chicago lawyer so recognized.
Alan Symonette, Fellow and President of the National Academy of Arbitrators, met with Cambodia’s Minister of Labour and Vocational Training, Ith Samheng in early December. Symonette led a delegation to meet Samheng to discuss experiences in the field of out-of-court dispute resolution mechanisms in Cambodia. Topics discussed included the Arbitration Council and the expansion of Arbitration Council services, dispute resolution procedures and the possibility of building cooperation and communication in partnership between the NAA and the labour ministry. The Minister was also given copies of the College’s film, The Art and Science of Labor Arbitration, along with the study guide.
Paula Graves Ardelean (Jackson, MS) was one of ten recipients of Mississippi College’s 2022 Alumni of the Year awards.
Congratulations to Homer Deakins (Atlanta, GA) who was recently recognized with the Ogletree firm’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. Deakins founded Ogletree Deakins in 1977 and served as the firm’s managing shareholder from 1985-2001. During his tenure, he was a change agent and visionary. He led Ogletree Deakins’ growth outside of the Southeast and fostered a collaborative, transparent, and democratic environment that is still the bedrock of the firm’s culture and a key to its success. Deakins was recognized with the Ogletree Deakins Lifetime Achievement Award for his influence on the history and culture of the firm, his past and present leadership, and his contributions to the legal community.
Ruben Garcia (Las Vegas, NV) was elected as a member of the American Law Institute (ALI). The Co-Director of Boyd’s Workplace Law Program at UNLV joins 32 other new members of the ALI. In addition, Prof. Garcia was a panelist at Brooklyn Law School as part of the Work Law as Privatized Public Law Series. His book Critical Wage Theory (UC Press) will be available in 2023.
Karen Jensen (Ottawa, ONT), Federal Pay Equity Commissioner at the Canadian Human Rights Commission in Ottawa, has been appointed a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in Ottawa by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honorable David Lemetti. The appointment follows the judicial application process emphasizing transparency, merit, and the diversity of the Canadian population, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.
Mike Schmidt (New York, NY) was recently awarded a 2022 “Professional Excellence Innovation Award” by The New York Law Journal for his creative use of technology and social media in his practice. Schmidt, the founder and host of the award-winning podcast “Employment Law Now,” assists businesses and their management teams across the U.S. in accomplishing their labor and employment business goals through litigation, negotiation, and counseling.
Ray Morales has joined his former partners at Morell Cartagena & Dapena LLC in San Juan, PR as the Labor & Employment Law Practice Leader. His new contact information is –Raymond E. MoralesMORELL ▪ CARTAGENA ▪ DAPENA
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