Fellow Joe Gagliardo (Chicago, IL) was reappointed by Governor JB Pritzker to continue serving as a Judge on the Court of Claims. He has served in this role since 2017. Currently, Joe is Of Counsel at Laner Muchin, Ltd. where he provides legal serves for private and public sector clients in the state and federal courts.
Fellow Bill Herbert (New York, NY) published an article on the history of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, where he serves as Executive Director. The article was printed in the Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Conference which was held at Hunter College in New York City on March 26-28, 2023. The conference included a keynote address by philosopher Sandel and over twenty breakout sessions including panels co -sponsored by the National Academy of Arbitrators and the Association of Labor Relations Agencies. Click here to read the article.
Fellow Dave Morrison (Bridgeport, WV) was recognized by the West Virginia State Bar as the Mentor of the Year at the State Bar’s Annual Banquet on March 26, 2023.
The New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section honored Fellow Wayne Outten (New York, NY and Bishopville, MD), Founding Partner of Outten & Golden LLP, with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the Section’s Annual Meeting on January 20, 2023. He is only the fifth person to receive the award and the first recipient representing employees. Read more about Wayne’s award by clicking here.
Fellow Jason Schwartz (Washington, DC) is the co-author of Whistleblower Law: A Practitioner’s Guide, Release 12. The book highlights several whistleblower law issues, including “how the SEC expanded the circumstances under which whistleblowers may be rewarded for their contributions to enforcement by authorities other than the SEC,” as well as “how the SEC barred itself from considering the monetary amount of a potential award for the purpose of lowering it, thereby limiting the Commission’s ability to reduce award payment.” The book was published in March 2023.
Fellow Don Siegel (Boston, MA), along with three other retired labor law attorneys, have founded Labor Dispute Resolution Services (LDRS) in Boston, MA. LDRS offers a unique approach to the mediation of labor/management disputes with a distinctive spin. Unlike traditional mediation, two mediators – one with extensive experience representing unions, the other with extensive experience representing employers — will form a team with the parties to mediate their dispute. To learn more about LDRS, visit their website.
Fellow Art Silbergeld (Los Angeles, CA), has rejoined the Labor & Employment practice at Thompson Coburn LLP. Originally with the firm for seven years, Art represents large employers in high-stakes employment litigation and labor relations matters, including class action lawsuits and federal and state bench and jury trials. His new contact information can be found here.
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.