Greenberg Traurig Gains Momentum in its Global Labor and Employment Practice

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Greenberg Traurig Gains Momentum in its Global Labor and Employment Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Global Labor & Employment practice made major strides in the past 18 months with the addition of eight new shareholders and three of counsel who joined the firm, the launch of three active blogs and several significant recognitions.

In 2011, shareholders joined the firm in several U.S. locations as well as in Europe, including: Mark D. Kemple in Los Angeles, CA, Johnine P. Barnes in Washington, D.C., Erik Rodriguez in Atlanta, GA and Dorothé Smits in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Also in 2011, the firm’s New Jersey Labor & Employment Practice was formed with the addition of shareholders Wendy Johnson Lario and Kristine J. Feher, as well as Micala Campbell Robinson and Kristy Grazioso who are of counsel.

In 2012, Jordan Cowman joined as a shareholder and Dianne Carlson joined as of counsel in Dallas, and Robert H. Bernstein joined in New Jersey as a shareholder.

Jonathan Sulds, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig's Global Labor & Employment Group, said, “All of our additions bring sophistication and a wealth of knowledge to the practice and we are proud that they decided to join our team. The services we provide to clients, litigation and counseling, are greatly enhanced by the capabilities our new team members bring to the firm.”

Mona Stone, of counsel in the Phoenix office, said, "Our vast footprint, which includes seasoned, talented and diverse labor and employment attorneys in 25 offices, combined with our wide range of experience, positions Greenberg Traurig to continually expand services to our clients.”

The firm’s Labor & Employment team includes over 100 practitioners including litigators who try cases from beginning to end. Nearly twenty shareholders are ranked in Chambers and Partners USA and UK editions. Three shareholders serve as chairs in ABA sections and/or committees: a Member of the Council, ABA Labor and Employment Law Section; one of the Chairs of the ABA International Labor and Employment Law Committee; and, Administrative Chair of the ABA Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee.

The team maintains an active and highly informative blog called LE Blog (, which launched in April of 2010 and features insights and analysis of key national labor and employment developments, including legislation, regulations, cases, policies and trends. LE Blog is read by in-house counsel and chief compliance officers from around the globe. In addition, GT also has two immigration blogs. The Immigration Compliance blog ( focuses on the latest developments affecting employers across the nation, including the E-Verify program, Form I-9 compliance, Department of Labor issues (H-1B, H-2b and LCA), identity fraud in the workplace, electronic I-9s, EB-5 investor regional center compliance, and ICE worksite enforcement audits. Its other immigration blog is called EB-5 Insights ( and it addresses the broad range of challenges and opportunities presented by the EB-5 program, including the immigration, tax and securities compliance issues integral to creating and maintaining successful Regional Centers and projects.

Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment team has been recognized for its accomplishments.

•2011 Practice of the Year for Employment by Law360

•Ranked National Tier 1 of 2011-2012 U.S. News-Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms in Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment and Immigration Law

•A team member named to Human Resource Executive Magazine and Lawdragon’s list of the “100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys in America” and a team member named as one of the “Top 20 Immigration Attorneys in America”
Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Practice, with more than 100 practitioners firm-wide and recognized by Law360 as a 2011 Employment Group of the Year, provides an array of workplace strategies and legal counsel, including consulting, technical assistance and litigation representation.

About Greenberg Traurig
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 35 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2012 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit

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