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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized Among Nation’s Most Powerful

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized Among Nation’s Most Powerful

WHITE PLAINS, NY (June 18, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce three attorneys from the firm have been recognized among the “Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys,” an annual list prepared for Human Resource Executive® by Lawdragon. Firm Chairman Vincent A. Cino, Detroit and Grand Rapids Managing Shareholder Maurice G. Jenkins and New Orleans Managing Shareholder René E. Thorne were selected to the list based on their “excellence in guiding employers through the constantly evolving laws governing the workplace.” 

Intended to offer corporate counsel and human resource professionals a guide to the best lawyers who can help them resolve difficult employment situations, Lawdragon’s nomination process pairs online balloting and submissions with editorial and peer review. To be selected, a lawyer typically has practiced more than 20 years and amassed a significant list of accomplishments. Only those who earn high marks from clients, peers, colleagues and judges are awarded the distinction of the Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys.

Vincent A. Cino is responsible for Jackson Lewis’ day-to-day administration and management. Prior to assuming the role of Chairman, he served as the firm’s National Director of Litigation. He also served on the firm’s Executive Committee and was Counsel to the firm.

Mr. Cino has vast trial experience, having litigated every conceivable type of employment action in many jurisdictions throughout the United States. From 1987 to 1990, Mr. Cino was Chief of Litigation in the Office of the Essex County Counsel. As Chief of Litigation for Essex County, Mr. Cino supervised a staff of attorneys as well as outside counsel. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Prosecutor for Union County. From 1981-1987, Mr. Cino was engaged in private practice in Hackensack, New Jersey, concentrating on civil litigation. He has personally tried over 100 cases.

Mr. Cino has been repeatedly recognized in New Jersey Super Lawyers and recommended by Legal 500 as one of the leading lawyers in the United States. He has also been listed in Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America©. Mr. Cino received his B.A. and a M.A. in American Government from Rutgers University. He received his J.D. from the Rutgers University School of Law.

Maurice G. Jenkins has practiced labor and employment law for more than 30 years. He has first chaired jury trials, labor and civil rights arbitrations, NLRB hearings and state civil rights administrative cases on behalf of employers in such business sectors as automotive, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, international, national and regional consumer retailers, information technology, telecommunications, gaming, and financial services. Mr. Jenkins also advises and represents employers with respect to strategic labor relations matters, collective bargaining and NLRB litigation.

In addition, Mr. Jenkins has conducted investigations of workplace fatalities, improper conduct on the part of procurement agents, and alleged workplace harassment. An accountant before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Jenkins began his professional career as a financial and tax analyst at General Motors Corporation and then, after graduating from law school, he advanced to become GM's chief NLRB litigation counsel before embarking on a career in private practice.

Mr. Jenkins has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, Chambers USA and Michigan Super Lawyers. He received his B.A. in Accounting from Michigan State University and his J.D., cum laude, from the Michigan State University College of Law. He also earned a Certificate, Executive Education Program in Mergers and Acquisitions, from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 2001.

René E. Thorne’s practice covers the full range of employee benefit litigation matters, including representation of employers, plans, plan fiduciaries and trustees. She has handled numerous ERISA class actions and benefits and employment matters for national clients. Ms. Thorne, who has been qualified for and testified as an expert on ERISA matters in federal court, has been retained as an expert in complex ERISA breach of fiduciary duty, prohibited transaction, and cash balance cases. 

Ms. Thorne has been recognized in Chambers USA, Louisiana Super Lawyersand The Best Lawyers in America©. She was recently named the 2015 Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” (New Orleans Employment Law – Management). Ms. Thorne received her J.D. in 1993 from Loyola University School of Law, where she was a member of the Loyola Law Review and Moot Court.


About Human Resource Executive®

Human Resource Executive® was established in 1987 and continues today as the premier publication focused on strategic issues in HR. Written primarily for vice presidents and directors of human resources, the magazine provides these key decision-makers with news, profiles of HR visionaries and success stories of human resource innovators. Stories cover all areas of human resource management, including talent management, benefits, healthcare training and development, HR information systems, relocation, retirement planning and employment law.

About Lawdragon

Lawdragon is a new media company offering a unique platform for lawyers to reach consumers. Providing free legal news and features as well as a searchable database of legal professionals that includes online profiles of attorneys and firms, Lawdragon’s best known editorial feature is the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, the most elite guide in the profession. Lawdragon also publishes online news and features, including the regular Lawyer Limelight feature — Q&As with the nation’s top practitioners — and contributed articles by authoritative and insightful legal minds.


About Jackson Lewis

Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis is dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law. With 800 attorneys practicing in major 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 world, with a current caseload of over 6,500 litigations and approximately 650 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.

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Vincent A. Cino

Vincent A. Cino

Maurice G. Jenkins

Maurice G. Jenkins

René E. Thorne

René E. Thorne