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WHITE PLAINS, NY (January 5, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the elevation of 21 attorneys across the country to Shareholder status.

“All of our newly elevated Shareholders have been outstanding additions to our firm, and their elevation reflects Jackson Lewis’ on-going commitment to advancing attorneys who are devoted to the firm’s client-centric focus,” said Firm Chairman Vincent A. Cino.  “Their commitment to the firm and to their clients has helped us increase the depth and breadth of our service to employers throughout the country, and we celebrate their elevation.”

The newly-elevated Shareholders include:


  • Shagha Balali (Los Angeles)
  • Carolyn G. Burnette (Sacramento)
  • Zahira D. Diaz-Vazquez (Orlando)
  • Wendy L. Furhang (Greenville)
  • David M. Gobeo (Miami)
  • Sean C. Herring (Chicago)
  • Douglas J. Hoffman (Boston)
  • Daniel J. Jacobs (New York, NY)
  • Michael A. Jakowsky (White Plains)
  • Andrew D. La Fiura (Philadelphia)
  • Laura A. Mitchell (Denver)
  • Melissa Ostrower (New York)
  • Michael J. Passarella (White Plains)
  • Scott M. Pechaitis (Denver)
  • Marla N. Presley (Pittsburgh)
  • Juan Felipe Santos (San Juan)
  • Nicole M. Shaffer (Orange County)
  • William Stukenberg (Houston)
  • Noel P. Tripp (Long Island)
  • Jacqueline C. Tully (Washington, D.C. Region)
  • Nickole C. Winnett (Washington, D.C. Region)



About Jackson Lewis

Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis is dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law. With over 780 attorneys practicing in 54 locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Jackson Lewis is included in the AmLaw 100 and Global 100 rankings of law firms. The firm’s wide range of specialized areas of practice provides the resources to address every aspect of the employer/employee relationship. Jackson Lewis has one of the most active employment litigation practices in the United States, with a current caseload of over 6,500 litigations and approximately 550 class actions. Jackson Lewis is a founding member of L&E Global Employers’ Counsel Worldwide, an alliance of premier employment law boutique firms and practices in Europe, North America, and the Asia Pacific Region.         

For more information about Jackson Lewis, please contact:

Lara Hamm, Jackson Lewis

T: (703) 483-8373



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