CHICAGO (PRWEB) January 31, 2014
Attorneys Jon Zimring and Howard L. Mocerf have joined the Chicago office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Zimring joins as a shareholder and Mocerf joins as a practice group attorney in the Labor & Employment Practice. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, they were partners at Duane Morris LLP.
Zimring practices management-side labor and employment law. Drawing on court and administrative agency experience defending employers in all types of labor and employment litigation, Zimring has an active practice assisting employers with prevention through proactive audits, compensation analyses, investigations and consultation, and the development of policies, procedures, systems and training. Zimring’s practice includes the representation of employers through the gamut of workplace issues, including traditional labor relations with unions, affirmative action compliance, wage and hour, leave and disability and all forms of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. He earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and his B.A., with high honors, from the University of Michigan.
Mocerf focuses his practice on labor law and management employment matters, including collective bargaining, representation and unfair labor practice matters under The National Labor Relations Act, labor arbitration, OSHA matters, wage and hour disputes, trade secrets and non-compete agreements, and employment discrimination matters. He is experienced in developing and writing employee handbooks, affirmative action plans and employment policies, including harassment, substance abuse, social media, e-mail and Internet use, family and medical leave, and others. Mocerf earned his J.D. from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law and his B.A. from Washington and Lee University.
“In addition to bolstering our Chicago bench strength for employment litigation, Jon and Howard together bring many years of traditional labor experience dealing with unions on behalf of employers,” said Michael D. Karpeles, chair of the Chicago Labor & Employment Practice. “Jon also adds a robust practice in strategic workplace counseling, training and regulatory compliance, with particular emphasis on working with federal government contractors on their affirmative action programs and assisting them in their dealings with the OFCCP.”
“We are very pleased to welcome Jon and Howard to the firm,” said John F. Gibbons, co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's Chicago office. “Their labor and employment backgrounds complement our existing practices and will continue to ensure that we help to provide top-tier service and value to our clients.”
Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Practice is a diverse team of more than 100 labor and employment attorneys. They provide an array of workplace strategies and legal counsel, including practical and efficient consulting, technical assistance, and litigation services. The team understands the business impact of labor and employment issues. They have the varied experience needed to help organizations analyze options, make informed decisions and take effective action. Law360 named the group “Practice Group of the Year” for Employment in 2011 and 2013.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Greenberg Traurig is among the Top 10 law firms on The National Law Journal's 2013 NLJ 350, an annual ranking of the largest firms in the U.S. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.