Jackson Lewis Expands Mid-Atlantic Footprint

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Jackson Lewis, one of the largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms in the United States, announced that it has opened its 45th office in Baltimore with the move of nine attorneys from the Baltimore office of DLA Piper.

Richard J. Hafets, Emmett F. McGee, Brooks R. Amiot and Larry R. Seegull joined the office as partners. Linda M. Boyd, Lynn A. Clements, Jill S. Distler, Clifton R. Gray and Paul Mallos joined as associates.

This new office is the 12th Jackson Lewis office opened since 2008. With existing offices in Richmond and Norfolk, Va., as well as the Washington, D.C., region office in Northern Virginia, adding a Baltimore location further solidifies the firm’s position as a labor and employment law presence in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Hafets, managing partner of the new Baltimore office, is an accomplished practitioner in all areas of labor and employment law, including union avoidance, traditional labor-management relations, employment litigation, and EEO and affirmative action. He brings to Jackson Lewis significant expertise representing many Fortune 500 companies, health-care institutions, charities, and municipalities. In addition to numerous published cases, Hafets has contributed to many legal and business journals including the Employee Relations Law Journal, among others.

McGee’s practice focuses on representing employers in all aspects of employment law and human resource management, including employment discrimination, wage and hour issues and affirmative action planning. McGee’s practice also concentrates in litigation in both state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as before administrative agencies and arbitration panels. He also has extensive experience in areas of employment contracts, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, and related litigation, as well as the litigation of ERISA claims and stock option claims. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

An A.V. rated attorney, Amiot represents employers on a broad spectrum of employment-related issues including union avoidance issues, collective bargaining and matters before the National Labor Relations Board and labor arbitration, among others. He regularly defends clients in all facets of employment-related litigation, and has extensive experience in every phase of litigation, from discovery to trial to appeal. He has also conducted a number of internal investigations for both publicly traded and private entities and has been actively involved in advising both domestic and international corporate clients regarding the employment implications of proposed mergers and acquisitions. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Everyman Theatre and on the Board of Trustees at Maryland Art Place.

Seegull represents both private and public sector employers in all areas of workplace law. Seegull advises clients on numerous employment-related issues; including federal and state employment discrimination, ADA and FMLA workplace harassment lawsuits, wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and National Labor Board proceeding hearings, among others. A frequent lecturer and writer on labor and management issues, Seegull has been quoted in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Jewish Big Brothers and Big Sisters League.

The new Baltimore office is at 2800 Quarry Lake Drive, Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21209. The main phone number is 410-415-2000, and the main fax line is 410-415-2001.

Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis is dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law with more than 600 attorneys practicing in 45 cities nationwide. For more information, visit www.jacksonlewis.com.