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WHITE PLAINS, NY (January 29, 2010) -- Jackson Lewis LLP, one of the country’s largest and fastest growing workplace law firms, announced that 16 attorneys have been named Partners.  The recently elected Partners represent a broad range of workplace law experience and are resident throughout Jackson Lewis’ 45 offices across the country.

Firm-wide Managing Partner Patrick L. Vaccaro says, “Through this elevation we cerebrate and recognize the dedication and commitment of an outstanding group of JL attorneys.  Each has made an outstanding contribution to our firm and together they help us increase the depth and breadth of our service to employers throughout the country.” The new Partners are:

Kara M. Ariail (Washington, D.C. Region) Kristin L. Bauer (Dallas) Tanya A. Bovée (Hartford) Lisa R. Claxton (Greenville) Dawn T. Collins (Los Angeles) Michael R. Hekle (White Plains) Dale Kuykendall (Sacramento) Joanne B. Lambert (Orlando) Joseph J. Lynett (White Plains) Jody W. Moran (Chicago) Bryan P. O'Connor (Seattle) Dean A. Rocco (Los Angeles) Kathryn J. Russo (Long Island) Gregory L. (Skip) Smith, Jr. (Atlanta) David M. Walsh (Morristown) Monique Warren (White Plains)

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About Jackson Lewis Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis is dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law with 600 attorneys in 45 offices nationwide.  Jackson Lewis has a wide-range of specialized practice areas, including:  Affirmative Action and OFCCP Diversity Planning; Disability, Leave and Health Management; Employee Benefits, including Complex ERISA Litigation, Workplace Privacy 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; and Workplace Safety Compliance.  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 Issues; Management Education, including e-Based Training; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Public Sector Issues; Government Relations; Corporate Diversity Counseling and Professional and Collegiate Sports Employment Law and Compliance.

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