Labor and Employment Attorney Joins Sheppard Mullin Washington DC

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 10, 2008 — LAWFUEL – Legal Appointments – Brian Z. Liss has joined the Washington, D.C. office of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP as special counsel in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group. Liss most recently practiced with Morgan Lewis & Bockius in Washington, D.C.

Liss focuses his practice on wage and hour counseling and litigation, National Labor Relations Act and Railway Labor Act arbitration and litigation, labor law compliance advice and defense of unfair labor practice charges, labor and employment law due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, and employment discrimination complex litigation. Liss’ practice also includes advising clients regarding the labor and employment law ramifications of business transactions, negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements, and employment law counseling.

Liss has extensive experience arbitrating union grievances, litigating Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions, and litigating Title VII, ADA, FMLA, and multi-plaintiff “hybrid” breach of contract/duty of fair representation cases. Liss also has experience conducting comprehensive internal wage and hour audits, representing clients in federal and state Department of Labor audits, developing employment policy manuals and training materials, and conducting wage and hour training for human resources staff, supervisors, and managers.

“We are thrilled that Brian has elected to join us,” said Ed Schiff, managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. “He will be a great addition to our firm and to the Washington, D.C. office, as we continue to expand the Labor and Employment group on the East Coast. His depth of experience in labor relations is a perfect fit for the practice group and allows us to provide added resources for our client representation.”

Commented Liss, “I am thrilled to rejoin former colleagues Sheldon Kline and Jonathan Rose, as well as begin practicing with the other top-notch employment attorneys at Sheppard Mullin. I am greatly impressed by the firm and look forward to expanding the Labor and Employment practice in D.C.”

Labor and Employment partners Sheldon Kline and Jonathan Rose joined Sheppard Mullin last year. Sheppard Mullin has 40 attorneys based in its Washington, D.C. office. The firm’s Labor and Employment practice group includes more than 65 attorneys.

Liss earned a J.D. from George Washington University Law School in 1999 and received a B.A. from University of Rochester in 1996.

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