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Jackson Lewis Grows Attorney Ranks in Baltimore

BALTIMORE, MD (October 2, 2012) –Jackson Lewis LLP, one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the addition of three attorneys to its growing Baltimore office.  Laura A. Pierson-Scheinberg and Louis J. Cannon, Jr., formerly with Miles & Stockbridge P.C., have joined the firm as Partner and Associate, respectively, and Melanie L. Glickson, formerly with the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, will join as Of Counsel.  With its January 2012 addition of Stephen M. Silvestri, also formerly with Miles & Stockbridge, the firm’s Baltimore office has more than doubled in size since opening in January 2010 with a group of nine attorneys from DLA Piper.

“We are delighted to welcome Laura, Melanie and Louis to our growing Baltimore team,” said Richard Hafets, Managing Partner of the Baltimore office.  “Each of these attorneys has expertise that will enhance the value we provide to our clients, and their ties to the local business and legal communities are invaluable.  Our office’s growth has been driven by increasing demand for comprehensive labor and employment law services in the region, and we are pleased to be able to continuously attract and retain esteemed, knowledgeable attorneys as we continue to build upon our capabilities throughout Maryland.”

Laura Pierson-Scheinberg, who led Miles & Stockbridge’s Labor Law practice after the departure of Mr. Silvestri to Jackson Lewis, has over a decade of experience representing management with respect to traditional labor matters, including unit determinations, union elections and unfair labor practice charges.  She has extensive collective bargaining experience, including serving as chief spokesperson as well as working with clients to develop effective strategies behind the scenes, and regularly assists employers with union contract compliance and grievance avoidance.  Ms. Pierson-Scheinberg has represented clients in numerous arbitrations involving issues such as employee discharge, contract interpretation and other collective bargaining rights.  She has also defended clients in disability, sex, race and other discrimination suits, as well as wrongful discharge and employment tort litigation.

Ms. Pierson-Scheinberg, who has been named a “Rising Star” by Maryland Super Lawyers and one of Maryland’s “Top 100 Women” by the Daily Record, serves on the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Board of Directors, participates in the United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council, and sits on the Board of Directors for Higher Achievement of Baltimore.  She is admitted to practice in Maryland and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.  She received her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and her J.D. from the University of Maryland.

“I have long admired Jackson Lewis’ depth and breadth of experience in the field of workplace law,” said Pierson-Scheinberg.  “The firm’s national reach and collegiality of the Baltimore office were just two of the many qualities that attracted me to the firm.”

In her prior role at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland,  Melanie Glickson defended the United States government in a wide range of Title VII matters.  Ms. Glickson previously worked at Nixon Peabody LLP in Boston, Massachusetts, where she represented companies in employment disputes before government  agencies and in state and federal court.  She has experience representing employers in various types of employment litigation matters, including the defense of state, federal and agency claims of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, whistleblowing, FMLA violations, ERISA and breach of contract.  In addition, Ms. Glickson has drafted employee handbooks and agreements as well as severance, settlement and non-compete agreements.

Ms. Glickson is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, New Jersey, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and Rhode Island.  She received her B.A. from Harvard University and her J.D. from the Boston University School of Law, where she received the Best Oralist Award in the Craven National Moot Court Competition.

Louis Cannon has significant experience representing employers before federal and state courts, the NLRB, the EEOC, the DOL, and state labor and employment agencies.  He has drafted employment contracts and non-compete agreements, and regularly advises management in all aspects of labor and employment law, including the NLRA, FLSA, Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, federal and state wage and hour laws, and the FMLA.

Mr. Cannon is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.   He received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Maryland.

Jackson Lewis’ Baltimore office can be reached by calling (410) 415-2000.

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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 700 attorneys practicing in 49 locations 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 Counseling and Litigation; Global Immigration; Labor, including Preventive Practices; General Employment Litigation, including Class Actions, Complex Litigation and e-Discovery; Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition; 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; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Public Sector Representation; Government Relations; Collegiate and Professional Sports; and Privacy, Social Media and Information Management.

For the 11th consecutive year, Jackson Lewis has been recognized for delivering client service excellence to the world’s largest corporations, once again earning 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 category of Labor and Employment Litigation, as well as in both Employment Law and Labor Law on behalf of Management in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms,” and is recognized by Chambers and Legal 500.  As an “AmLaw 100” firm, 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.  And finally, Jackson Lewis is a charter member of L & E Global Employers’ Counsel Worldwide, an alliance currently of 14 workplace law firms in 14 countries.

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Louis J. Cannon, Jr.

Louis J. Cannon, Jr.

Stephen M. Silvestri

Stephen M. Silvestri