Fellow Stuart Davidson was named among Philadelphia Business Journal2023 Best of the Bar award honoring top lawyers in Philadelphia for achievements in the legal profession. Best of the Bar honorees are nominated by the public and evaluated by an independent panel of judges with extensive industry experience. Mr. Davidson and the other selected attorneys will be honored during a program on November 16, 2023 hosted by The Philadelphia Business Journal.
Fellow Ruben Garcia, Professor of Law at UNLV’s Williams S. Boyd School, gave a lecture to the employees of the NLRB online during the agency’s commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The title of his talk was “Why the Work of the National Labor Relations Board Matters to Latinos/as.”
Fellow John Hamlin has been shortlisted for the 2023 International Employment Lawyer Award in the category of International Lawyer of the Year – In-House. The Inaugural IEL Awards recognize the most outstanding private practice and in-house employment and labor law specialists in the world in twenty-three categories. The IEL Awards will take place on November 15th in London.
Fellow Demitrios Moschos, Chair of Seder & Chandler LLP’s Labor & Employment Practice, received Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s inaugural Hall of Fame Award. This award is given to extraordinary attorneys with over 30 years of experience in the legal profession, who have made notable contributions to the legal field. Mr. Moschos is the only Central Massachusetts based attorney to receive the honor.
Congratulations to Fellow Adele Rapport, one of two distinguished Marquette Senior High School (WI) graduates, who was recently honored as a new addition to the A. Felch Pendill Wall of Excellence. The induction ceremony took place at MSHS, where plaques of honorees are displayed. Pictured above are Adele and the other honoree, Robert Mercure (Class of 1969). Honorees must have distinguished themselves in a chosen occupation or profession, been involved in public or community service, and demonstrated time and contributions to philanthropy. Click here to read the full article.
Fellow Jason Schwartz was named to Benchmark Litigation‘s list of the 2024 Top 50 Labor & Employment Litigators, which features lawyers who have been recognized by peers and clients alike for their exceptional reputations and achievements in labor and employment litigation. Fellows Karl Nelson and Catherine Conway were named Labor & Employment Stars. All three are partners with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.
Fellow Joseph Slater, Distinguished University Professor and Eugene N. Balk Professor of Law and Values, earned the Eastman and Smith Faculty Achievement Award. The award is given to those who have enhanced the quality of teaching or the reputation of the University of Toledo’s College of Law.
Congratulations to Paul Donnelly who was recognized as Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” for union law in the Jacksonville Metropolitan Area for 2024. Paul and Laura Gross were also named Best Lawyers® for labor and employment law. They are Principals in the Donnelly + Gross firm with offices in Gainesville and Ft. Myers, FL.
Debra Fischer has been named to the Daily Journal’s list of Top Labor & Employment Lawyers in California for 2023. The annual list recognizes California lawyers who have made significant contributions to labor and employment law. This is the second time that she has been selected. Debra has practiced employment law and unfair competition/trade secret litigation for more than 30 years, successfully trying cases in both California state and federal courts as well as in arbitration.
Mark Shank was awarded the Terry Lee Grantham Memorial Award by the Texas Bar Foundation. The Award, which was endowed in 2014 by Mr. Grantham’s family, is made annually to an outstanding Texas lawyer.
Nancy Shilepsky, a partner in the Boston office of Sherin and Lodgen LLP, has been named toMassachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s inaugural Hall of Fame. Shilepsky was selected for this honor due to her contributions to the development of the law, her contributions to the bar, and her efforts to improve the quality of justice in Massachusetts. Read more in the press release here.
Congratulations to Deborah Willig who was honored as one of five women receiving the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award during the 2023 ABA Annual Meeting. Deborah, the founder and managing partner of Willig, Williams & Davidson, has served as the lead labor negotiator for significant negotiations in Philadelphia including the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and the National Women’s Soccer League Players Association. She has served on numerous committees and the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association. In addition, she was elected as chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association in 1992, becoming the first woman and LGBTQ leader to hold the post in the association’s history. Quoted in ABAJournal, Deborah stated that “[r]eceiving the Margaret Brent Award validates not only my life’s work, but also the way I approach that work every day.”
The College congratulates Denise Clark, who assumed the office of Chair of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law at the close of the Annual Meeting which took place earlier this month in Denver. Fellows were also elected to a number of Officer positions as well as to the Council. Congratulations to all!