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Greenberg Traurig Labor & Employment and Immigration Attorneys Recognized by Human Resource Executive, Lawdragon

NEW YORK – June 21, 2016 – Human Resource Executive, in a report researched by the Lawdragon organization, recognized six Greenberg Traurig, LLP shareholders for their work in employment, traditional labor, and immigration law.

In 2014, Peter W. Zinober was named to the “Hall of Fame,” the publication’s most coveted honor. Additionally, for the sixth consecutive year, the “Nation’s Top 20 Lawyers in Immigration Law” list includes Laura Foote Reiff. Since 2013, the “Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” list includes Charles S. Birenbaum and James N. Boudreau. For the second consecutive year, Todd D. Wozniak appears on the publication’s “40 Up and Comers in Employment Law” list. Jonathan L. Sulds and Terence P. McCourt, making their debut on the list, were recognized among the “Nation’s Top 20 Lawyers in Traditional Labor & Employment Law.”

According to Human Resource Executive, Lawdragon, a networking site for lawyers and clients, conducts the research for the list created to identify “the most powerful attorneys for employment law, benefits law, traditional labor and employment law, and immigration law.”

Zinober is co-chair of the firm’s Global Labor & Employment 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, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, and other whistleblower defense, age, and all other types of employment litigation. He 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.

Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Northern California offices, Birenbaum 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 has testified on proposed legislation impacting entire industries before state legislative committees, and has interfaced and negotiated with labor organizations, politicians, regulators, and industry leaders to resolve complex issues for his clients in the health care, energy, construction, and other industries.

Boudreau is co-chair of the Labor & Employment Practice's Class and Collective Action Group. He 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 first chair experience in restrictive covenant/trade secret litigation, having handled such matters in jurisdictions throughout the country. In addition to his complex litigation practice, Boudreau regularly advises employers on all forms of labor and employment issues and related compliance matters.

McCourt is managing shareholder of the Boston office and chair of its Labor & Employment Practice. He is also the co-chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s NLRA Collective Bargaining, Arbitration, NLRA Pre-Emption Group. He represents a broad range of organizations in all facets of management-side labor and employment law. During more than two decades of practice, he has gained a national reputation for his practical, solution-oriented approach to employment law issues. With wide-ranging litigation experience, McCourt handles diverse employment matters, including employment discrimination and wrongful termination cases in state and federal courts, wage and hour compliance, labor arbitration cases, non-competition cases, internal corporate investigations, and National Labor Relations Board proceedings.

Reiff, co-chair of the Business Immigration & Compliance Practice and co-managing shareholder of the firm’s Northern Virginia 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.

Sulds is co-chair of the firm's Global Labor & Employment Practice. He has been representing leading employers since 1974 in virtually every aspect of their engagement, protection, management, and reward of workforce resources. Sulds regularly represents employers in the areas of collective bargaining and traditional labor relations, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation, wage and hour matters, discrimination complaints, restrictive covenant, duty of loyalty and trade secret litigation, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and other whistleblower matters, global and domestic executive employment arrangements, and corporate campaigns. He is also involved in the labor and employment aspects of corporate transactions and class and collective actions that arise in these contexts.

Wozniak is a trial lawyer who defends companies and public institutions throughout the United States in labor and employment, ERISA, and business disputes. He is co-chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s ERISA Litigation team and is experienced in ERISA and employee benefits litigation. He is also experienced in wage and hour litigation, state and federal whistleblower statutes, non-discrimination laws, plant closing and mass layoff laws, collective bargaining and traditional labor relations, executive contracts and compensation, non-compete and trade secrets litigation, and partnership/business disputes. During his career, Wozniak has defended more than a dozen class or collective actions and tried more than 40 cases or arbitrations to verdict.