Law360 is pleased to announce the formation of its 2014 Employment editorial advisory board.
The purpose of the editorial advisory board is to get feedback on Law360’s coverage and to gain insight from experts in the field on how best to shape future coverage.
The members of the 2014 Employment Law360 editorial advisory board are:
David Barmak, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC
David Barmak chairs Mintz Levin’s employment, labor and benefits practice. He represents businesses and their executives nationally on a broad range of employment law-related issues, including wage-and-hour and discrimination laws, noncompetition and trade secret issues, whistleblower claims, internal investigations, and dispute resolution policies and practices.
Lori Basilico, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
Lori Basilico is a partner in the tax, benefits and compensation department at Edwards Wildman Palmer. She represents clients on all aspects of tax-qualified plans, welfare plans and executive compensation matters, including compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Internal Revenue Code, and other federal and state laws affecting employee benefit plans.
Brad Butler, Caterpillar Inc.
Brad Butler is senior corporate counsel at Caterpillar where he manages the employment practices group. In this role, Butler leads a team of Caterpillar legal professionals that provide advice and counsel to internal business unit partners on labor, employment, immigration and benefits related issues. Butler previously served as lead labor counsel to the Caterpillar Labor Relations
Department where he handled collective bargaining negotiations, unfair labor practice proceedings and the response to union organizing activities at Caterpillar facilities.
Ron Chapman, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC
Ron Chapman serves on Ogletree Deakins’ board of directors and is listed in Best Lawyers and Chambers. He represents employers in all areas of labor/employment law and regularly coordinates work throughout the firm for multistate clients, ensuring consistent quality and efficiency. Employment Law360 lists Chapman as one of the nation’s preeminent “rainmakers.”
Douglas Darch, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Douglas Darch is the chair of Baker & McKenzie’s Chicago office’s compensation, employment and labor practice group. He defends employers in labor relations and employment disputes and has tried a class action claim to verdict. He also assists employers in preparing personnel policies, investigations and terminations. He has represented employers in restructuring of retiree health insurance benefits and corporate reorganizations.
Glenn Grindlinger, Fox Rothschild LLP
Glenn Grindlinger is a partner in Fox Rothschild’s labor and employment group in its New York office. He represents employers in all facets of labor and employment. He regularly defends employers in wage-and-hour class and collective actions, and in actions alleging claims for wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Grindlinger also counsels employers on a day-to-day basis including advising employers on layoffs, employee discipline, terminations, reasonable accommodations, leaves of absence, union-management relations, and other employee and labor relations issues.
Thomas A. Linthorst, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Thomas A. Linthorst is a partner in the labor and employment practice group, with a practice emphasis on representing employers in preventing and defending against wage-and-hour class and collective actions, whistleblower claims and disability/leave claims. Linthorst is a co-leader of the practice group’s wage-and-hour practice team, whistleblower and retaliation task force, and life sciences industry initiative.
Amrita Mallik, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Amrita Mallik is a senior trial attorney with the EEOC. She represents the U.S. government in class and systemic litigation efforts enforcing all federal anti-discrimination statutes. Mallik also
regularly provides training for employers regarding federal equal employment opportunity compliance on behalf of the commission.
Tammy McCutchen, Littler Mendleson PC
Tammy McCutchen is a shareholder in Littler Mendelson’s Washington office and formerly served as administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage-and-Hour Division. Her practice focuses on wage-and-hour law. She also serves as an expert witness in Fair Labor Standards Act cases, most recently in Nigg v. U.S. Postal Service, involving the exempt status of postal inspectors.
Ann Marie Painter, Perkins Coie LLP
Ann Marie Painter is a partner in the labor and employment practice group of Perkins Coie, where she focuses on representing employers in discrimination, wage-and-hour, contract and unfair competition disputes. She also counsels employers on social media and privacy issues, workforce change, and hiring and termination practices.
Steve Pearlman, Proskauer Rose LLP
Steve Pearlman is a partner in Proskauer’s labor and employment law department and co-head of the firm’s whistleblowing and retaliation group, resident in Chicago. He defends class action and single-plaintiff employment litigation. His cases often involve claims of discrimination and harassment, whistleblower retaliation and wage-and-hour issues.
Andrew Satenberg, Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
Andrew Satenberg is a partner in Manatt Phelps & Phillips’ Los Angeles office and has extensive experience litigating employment cases in state and federal court. Satenberg’s practice focuses on wage-and-hour class actions, as well as individual discrimination, harassment, trade secret and related employment cases. He also provides counseling to clients on a wide variety of personnel issues.
Robin Shea, Constangy Brooks & Smith
Robin Shea, a partner in Constangy Brooks’ Winston-Salem, N.C., office, has more than 20 years of experience providing preventive advice and representing employers in litigation, including collective actions under the FLSA, administrative proceedings and labor relations. She also writes the blog Employment & Labor Insider.
John Snyder, Jackson Lewis PC
John A. Snyder is a partner in Jackson Lewis’ New York office with extensive experience litigating state and federal discrimination, commission, wage-and-hour and other employment cases. Snyder also provides counseling on personnel and restrictive covenant issues, drafts and negotiates employment agreements, and is a regular contributor to his firm’s noncompete blog.
Joshua Van Kampen, Van Kampen Law PC
Joshua Van Kampen is a partner with Van Kampen Law in Charlotte, N.C. After representing management at Seyfarth Shaw and Franczek Sullivan in Chicago, Van Kampen relocated to Charlotte in 2004 and transitioned his practice to representing plaintiffs in employment litigation. Van Kampen has been honored six consecutive years by Super Lawyers and had been recognized by Business North Carolina Magazine as a “Legal Elite” or “Young Gun” four times. He is a member of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the National Employment Law Association and is a frequent lecturer on employment litigation and mediation strategy.
Douglas Wigdor, Wigdor LLP
Douglas Wigdor is a founding partner of Wigdor LLP where he has handled some of the most newsworthy employment cases that are cited regularly by other lawyers and judges. He has had six verdicts that have appeared in NY’s Top Verdicts and regularly tries cases in all courts and arbitration forums.