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Jackson Lewis Expands Central Region Footprint

Firm Opens 48th Office in St. Louis, MO

Date: 12.1.2011

WHITE PLAINS, NY (December 1, 2011) - Jackson Lewis LLP, one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, announced it has opened its 48th office in St. Louis, MO.  Jessica L. Liss, formerly a Partner with Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C., joins the firm as Resident Partner of the new office.

“We are honored to have Jessica join our firm and help us plant the flag in St. Louis,” said Patrick L. Vaccaro, Firm-wide Managing Partner. "We have had St. Louis in our plans for quite some time and we expect great things from Jessica, a person with a keen intellect, terrific legal skills and a modest and quiet confidence,” added Vaccaro. “With our platform she will not only help us grow our St. Louis presence but together with our six other Midwest offices, will enhance our ability to provide quality advice and counseling to our clients within the Central United States and further solidify our position as a leading workplace law presence in the region.”

“I have been familiar with Jackson Lewis’ reputation and expanding footprint for years, and I could not be more eager to help represent the firm in St. Louis,” added Ms. Liss.  “I am happy to be able to join forces with the rest of the firm’s 47 offices and attorneys to strengthen Jackson Lewis’ presence throughout Missouri and Southern Illinois.”

Ms. Liss, who has been named to the list of Rising Stars by Missouri Super Lawyers and Kansas Super Lawyers, concentrates her practice on the defense of municipalities and local government, employment law and civil rights litigation.  Prior to joining Pitzer Snodgrass, she was an Assistant Public Defender in the City of St. Louis, Trial Division.  She is a frequent speaker at seminars and CLE programs.

Ms. Liss is a member of The Missouri Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Lawyer's Association of St. Louis, the Defense Research Institute and the National Association of Insurance Women. She was also the President of the Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis (2009-2010) and an appointed Trustee of the Wilson School, where she was chairperson of the Tuition Assistance Committee (2002-2008). She is also appointed City Attorney for the City of Bella Villa.

She is admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas, as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western District of Missouri, the District Court of Kansas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the Missouri Supreme Court.

Ms. Liss is a graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, where she earned her B.A. in Economics and English in 1995. She earned her J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1999.

The St. Louis office can be reached by contacting (314) 372-0032.

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About Jackson Lewis

Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis, dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law, is one of the fastest growing workplace law firms in the U.S., with over 670 attorneys practicing in 48 cities nationwide. We have a wide-range of specialized practice areas, including: Affirmative Action and OFCCP Planning and Counseling; Disability, Leave and Health Management; Employee Benefits, including Complex ERISA Litigation and Executive Compensation; Global Immigration; Labor, including Preventive Practices; Litigation, including Class Actions, Complex Litigation and e-Discovery; Trade Secrets, Non-Competes and Workplace Technology; Wage and Hour Compliance; Workplace Safety Compliance and Corporate Diversity Counseling.  In addition, Jackson Lewis provides advice nationally in other workplace law areas, including: Reductions in Force, WARN Act; Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations; Drug Testing and Substance Abuse Management; International Employment Issues; Management Education, including e-Based Training; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Public Sector Issues; Government Relations; Collegiate and Professional Sports; and Privacy, Social Media and Information Management.

For the 10th consecutive year, Jackson Lewis has been recognized for delivering client service excellence to the world’s largest corporations.  Representing a decade of excellence, we have once again earned a spot on the BTI Client Service A-Team.  Jackson Lewis has also been recognized by in-house counsel of Fortune 1000 companies after a comprehensive survey, as “the single highest-ranked firm clients want by their side in employment battles.”  In addition, Jackson Lewis is ranked in the First Tier nationally in the categories of both Employment Law and Labor Law on behalf of Management in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms.”  Jackson Lewis has one of the most active employment litigation practices in the United States, with a current caseload of over 5000 litigations and approximately 300 class actions; over 2100 litigations were brought to the firm in 2010 alone. And finally, Jackson Lewis is affiliated with L & E Global Employers’ Counsel Worldwide.

Additional information about Jackson Lewis can be found at www.jacksonlewis.com.

For more information, please contact:
Lara Hamm
T: (703) 483-8373
Email: hamml@jacksonlewis.com