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Leading Labor & Employment Lawyer Joins Proskauer in Paris

June 18, 2012 (Paris) – Proskauer has expanded its global labor and employment capabilities with the addition of Cédric Jacquelet as International Counsel in the firm’s Paris office. Mr. Jacquelet, who arrives from Lavallart Avocats Associés, where he was a partner since 2007, joins Proskauer's Labor & Employment Law Department.

"Cédric's addition expands and deepens our global offering in labor and employment law," said Elise M. Bloom and Paul Salvatore, co-Chairs of Proskauer's Labor & Employment Law Department. "It also underscores our on-going commitment to providing clients with the highest-caliber legal talent in every jurisdiction where we practice."

Mr. Jacquelet has broad experience counseling and representing employers in their relations with employees and unions. He has also developed a practice in social security law and advising clients on matters including occupational accidents and diseases, social protection (complementary welfare and pensions programs), URSSAF audits and litigation. Mr. Jacquelet is a senior lecturer in Social Security Law at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne.

"Cédric is an outstanding lawyer who brings substantial labor experience and a strong focus on social security law," said Proskauer Paris Partner Yasmine Tarasewicz, co-head of the firm's International Labor & Employment Group. "He gives us significant capabilities in social security law, and we look forward to his addition and the key role he'll play counseling clients in this important and growing area."

Proskauer's Labor & Employment Law Department is one of the strongest practices in the world, with more than 150 lawyers globally. The firm is a leader in labor and employment law in France. It is highly ranked by legal directories Chambers Europe 2012 and Legal 500 Europe Europe, Middle East and Africa 2012, which ranks the firm as tier one in labor and employment. Chambers Europe and Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa also rank Yasmine Tarasewicz as a Band 1 and leading lawyer, respectively.