CHICAGO – LAWFUEL – Law, legal, attorney, law firm newsPiper Rudnick partner Adrianne C. Mazura has been appointed to the executive committee of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the law firm has announced.
The IICLE is an independent, self-supporting nonprofit corporation whose sole purpose since 1961 has been to provide career-long practice guidance and tools to Illinois lawyers and judges. Nearly all its board members serve as volunteer instructors and authors for the organization.
“We are gratified to learn that Adrianne has been appointed to this important post,” said Allen Ginsburg, managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office. “Her clients and colleagues know that IICLE will benefit greatly from her knowledge and experience.”
Ms. Mazura is the head of the Labor and Employment practice in the Chicago office. She has represented employers before the National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as before numerous state agencies, courts, and arbitration panels. Among her clients are manufacturing companies, telecommunications companies, professional organizations, financial institutions, and airlines.
Ms. Mazura is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She has been named an Illinois Leading Lawyer in two categories — Employment Law (Management) and Labor Law (Management). She is also known as an author and frequent lecturer on labor law and related topics. Ms. Mazura is a co-author of What To Do When The Union Calls for the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry and Drug Testing In The Workplace, a joint publication of the Bureau of National Affairs and the American Society for Clinical Pathologists.
Her appointment to the IICLE executive committee became effective in June.
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Piper Rudnick is a business law firm of about 975 lawyers with U.S. offices in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Edison, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Reston, San Francisco, Tampa, and Washington, D.C., and a European office in Paris..
In 2004, Chambers USA named 40 of the firm’s lawyers (up from 28 in 2003) among America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, including two who received the rare “Exceptional” rating and one “Senior Statesman,” particularly in the areas of real estate, corporate, litigation, and labor and employment.
The firm’s practice is focused on:
Litigation, including national business and securities, product liability and toxic torts, intellectual property, antitrust, labor and class action litigation, and a white-collar group featuring a former Watergate prosecutor. This group includes eight members of the American College of Trial Lawyers (one of whom also served as president), two former United States Attorneys and a former federal judge.
Real Estate, comprising one of the largest and most diverse practices in the United States, with a focus on transactional, finance and securities capabilities for owners and investors in all property sectors. In 2004, Chambers and Partners, the Practical Law Company, and Who’s Who Legal in separate independent surveys of clients and competitors all ranked the Real Estate group as the undisputed leading real estate practice in the nation. The group includes the President-elect and a former President of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, as well as 16 other members of the College.
Business and Technology, including corporate and securities, corporate governance, franchise and distribution, intellectual property, media, information technology, taxation, bankruptcy, biosciences, IPOs, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, and other major transactions for companies of all sizes.
Government Affairs, including the nationally known federal affairs and legislation group formerly with Verner Liipfert Bernhard McPherson and Hand; a government controversies practice headed by the former general counsel of a leading telecommunications company; and prominent regulatory practices in government contracts, environmental, e-commerce and privacy, tax legislation, antitrust and communications. This group includes former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey.
The firm also has significant international capabilities in trade regulation, dispute resolution, and cross-border transactions, complemented by our strategic alliance with The Cohen Group, an international strategic business advisory firm headed by former U.S. Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander General Joseph Ralston, and former U.K. Defense Minister and NATO Secretary General Lord George Robertson.