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Proskauer Tops Human Resource Executive and Lawdragon’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys List For Fourth Consecutive Year

June 17, 2013 (New York) – Proskauer's Labor & Employment Law Department has topped the list of "The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys" for the fourth consecutive year with 17 partners named to the rankings produced annually by Human Resource Executive and Lawdragon magazines. Garnering more spots than any other firm, the partners named to the list span Proskauer offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Chicago, New Orleans and Boca Raton, underscoring the national breadth and depth of the firm’s labor and employment practice.

In addition, Partner Betsy Plevan, who was named among the “Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys of 2012," was selected as one of just ten lawyers named to the rankings’ inaugural “Hall of Fame” list for her representation of employers, primarily in financial services, law and media, defending discrimination and harassment claims.

Six of the firm’s labor and employment partners were recognized among the “Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys of 2013”: Rory Judd Albert, Joseph Baumgarten, Elise M. Bloom, Anthony J. Oncidi, Paul Salvatore and Allan Weitzman. In addition, Michael Lebowich, Katharine Parker and Nigel F. Telman were named among the “Top 40 ‘Up and Comers,’” which recognizes accomplished employment and labor star lawyers most likely to place in the Top 100 or one of the Top 20 lists in the future.

The full list of Proskauer lawyers named to the rankings includes:

  • Rory Judd Albert - Top 100
  • Bob Batterman
  • Joseph Baumgarten - Top 100
  • Elise Bloom - Top 100
  • Howard Ganz
  • Paul Hamburger
  • Michael Lebowich - Up and Comer
  • Anthony Oncidi - Top 100
  • Katharine Parker - Up and Comer
  • Betsy Plevan - Hall of Fame
  • Bernard Plum
  • Andrea Rattner 
  • Myron Rumeld
  • Paul Salvatore - Top 100
  • Howard Shapiro
  • Nigel F. Telman -Up and Comer
  • Allan Weitzman - Top 100

Proskauer’s Labor & Employment Law Department is one of the strongest practices in the world, with more than 160 lawyers globally. The firm was recently honored with Band One rankings for Labor & Employment (Nationwide) and ERISA Litigation (Nationwide) and received the prestigious 2012 Chambers USA “Award for Excellence in Labor & Employment.” It was also ranked by Legal 500 United States 2013 as a tier-one firm in labor and employment across five practices, the most tier-one labor rankings of any U.S. firm. Proskauer was also singled out as one of the top three firms in the United States for Labor & Employment Litigation by The American Lawyer, which noted that clients retain Proskauer when "the company's reputation is on the line.”

The lawyers appearing on the Human Resource Executive and Lawdragon lists were selected on the basis of curriculum-vitae analyses, evaluations by clients and peers, and reporting by the Lawdragon staff.