NEW YORK (June 17, 2014) – Four shareholders from the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP have been recognized by Human Resource Executive magazine and Lawdragon. Peter W. Zinober was named to the “Hall of Fame”, the publications’ most coveted honor. Charles S. Birenbaum and James N. Boudreau were named to the “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys – Top 100” list. Shareholder Laura Foote Reiff was named as one of “The Nation’s Top 20 Employment Attorneys for Immigration.”
“As the firm’s Labor & Employment and Immigration Practices continue to meet the needs of our clients in an ever-changing global marketplace, it is imperative that we stay ahead of the curve in trends, policies and legislation for our domestic and international clients,” said Jonathan L. Sulds, Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Practice. “This recognition is a reflection of our commitment to offer top notch, cutting edge legal service.”
Birenbaum, who serves as Chair of Northern California, was also recently selected as a Daily Journal “Top Labor & Employment Lawyers” list. He is an experienced labor and employment attorney who focuses his practice on traditional labor and employment law matters, and has wide-ranging experience litigating in state and federal courts as well as various administrative agencies. He is also an experienced trial lawyer, having tried race harassment class actions, noncompetition trials, unfair labor practice hearings before the National Labor Relations Board, and multiple arbitrations.
Boudreau, Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Section's Class and Collective Action Practice Group, represents management in class action and complex employment litigation and devotes the majority of his practice to managing teams of attorneys and paralegals in nationwide class and collective actions from receipt of the complaint through discovery, class certification and trial. He also has extensive first chair experience in restrictive covenant/trade secret litigation, having handled such matters in jurisdictions throughout the country.
Zinober is Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Labor & Employment Practice and Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Human Capital Solutions Practice. He specializes in the defense of employment discrimination cases in state and federal court, both jury and non-jury, as well as wage and hour, disability discrimination, age and all other types of employment litigation. Zinober also specializes in "traditional" labor management relations law, including the representation of employers in connection with unfair labor practice and representation case proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, labor and non-union arbitrations, collective bargaining and counseling.
Reiff, Co-Chair of the Business Immigration & Compliance Practice and Co-Managing shareholder of the firm’s Tysons Corner office, advises corporations on a variety of compliance-related issues, particularly related to Form I-9 alien employment verification matters. She has been involved in audits and internal investigations and has successfully minimized monetary exposure as well as civil and criminal liabilities on behalf of her clients. Reiff also represents many businesses in creating, managing and using "Regional Centers" that can create indirect jobs toward the 10 new U.S. jobs whose creation can give rise to EB-5 permanent residence for investment.
Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Practice provides an array of workplace strategies and legal counsel, including practical and efficient consulting, technical assistance, and litigation services for domestic and international clients. The diverse team of more than 100 attorneys comprises a practice selected as a 2011 Practice of the Year for Employment by Law360. The practice is ranked in The Legal 500 (U.S.) and also in National Tier 1 of 2011-2013 U.S. News-Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms in Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment and Immigration Law, as well as in ERISA and ERISA Litigation for 2013. For two consecutive years (2011 and 2012), Law360 recognized a GT labor and employment attorney as an MVP for Employment.
Greenberg Traurig's Business Immigration & Compliance Practice is a full-service business immigration practice representing businesses, organizations, and individuals from around the world on a wide range of EB-5 related matters. The group has achieved international recognition for legal advocacy, results-oriented service, and responsiveness to its clients.