NEW YORK- LAWFUEL – Press Release Service -June 20, 2006–Jackson Le…

NEW YORK- LAWFUEL – Press Release Service -June 20, 2006–Jackson Lewis LLP today implemented a new leadership structure intended to position the nationwide employment and labor law firm to meet the changing needs of its clients. As part of this evolution, three of Jackson Lewis’ most senior partners will take on new roles: William Krupman will become Chairman Emeritus; Patrick L. Vaccaro will become Managing Partner; and Vincent Cino will become National Litigation Coordinator.

Mr. Krupman has served as Managing Partner since 1975. Under his guidance, Jackson Lewis evolved from a small, traditional labor firm to a nationwide leader and pace-setter in workplace law, with 385 attorneys in 25 offices from Miami to Seattle. As Chairman Emeritus, Krupman will continue to be actively involved in the firm’s business development and strategic growth efforts.

Mr. Vaccaro, formerly Vice Chair and Managing Partner of Jackson Lewis’ White Plains, NY office, has been with Jackson Lewis for 40 years. In his new role as the firm’s Managing Partner he will be responsible for the entire firm’s day-to-day administration and management.

Mr. Cino, one of the firm’s most senior litigators and trial lawyers and the current Litigation Manager in the Morristown office, will assume the role of the firm’s National Litigation Coordinator. In this role, he will be responsible for coordinating the more than 1,000 litigation matters the firm handles each year, including complex nationwide class action cases.

“Pat and Vincent are among the finest attorneys practicing in the workplace law field today,” commented Krupman. “The experience, knowledge, client focus, vision, and history with our firm will allow them to lead Jackson Lewis to an even higher level.”

Jackson Lewis consistently receives outstanding recognition by peers and clients alike. The firm was named as one of the top twenty “Go To” firms in a recent survey of Fortune 250 companies conducted by American Lawyer Media’s Corporate Counsel magazine. Many of the firm’s lawyers have been named “Super Lawyers” by their peers in polls taken by Law & Politics, a company that conducts impartial surveys. The firm was also named a top tier labor and employment law firm in the 2006 edition of Chambers USA, an international guide to America’s business lawyers published by the London-based Chambers and Partners. And, most recently, ten of the firm’s labor attorneys were honored in the Top 100 Labor Attorneys in the United States, as determined by the Labor Relations Institute.

Mr. Krupman graduated from University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, Mich., and has an LLM in Labor Law from New York University School of Law. Mr. Krupman is a member of the New York and Ohio Bars.

Mr. Vaccaro, a member of the New York Bar, received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law and has a Masters Degree in Labor Law from the New York University Graduate School of Law. He has served as Chairman of Jackson Lewis’ Marketing Department and is a member of the firm’s Management, Compensation and Associate Bonus Committees. He was listed by Corporate Counsel magazine in their Best Employment Lawyers section. For the past 10 consecutive years, he has been among several Jackson Lewis attorneys named as the Best Labor & Employment Law Lawyers in America in the publication of the same name.

Mr. Cino received his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law and a Masters Degree in American Government from Rutgers University. He is a member of both the New York and New Jersey Bars. For the past two years, Mr. Cino was chosen by his peers as “Super Lawyer” by New Jersey Monthly magazine and was also cited in The New York Times as one of the Ten Leaders of Employment Law in New Jersey, 2004-2005. During a career spanning more than 25 years, Mr. Cino has personally tried more than 120 cases, including cases tried during his tenure as Chief of Litigation for the Essex County Counsel’s Office, N.J., and as Assistant Prosecutor for Union County, N.J.

About Jackson Lewis

Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis is dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law. The firm focuses solely on employment, labor, immigration and benefits law and related litigation. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Greenville, Hartford, Long Island, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Morristown, New York, Orange County, CA (July-Aug.’06), Orlando, Pittsburgh, Portland, OR (July-Aug.’06), Providence, Raleigh-Durham, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, Stamford, Washington DC Region and White Plains.

Contact Information

Additional information about Jackson Lewis can be found on the firm’s website at www.jacksonlewis.com.

For media inquiries, contact Clare Grossman, Marketing Director, at (212) 545-4068, [email protected]; or Chris Wailes, Public Relations Counsel, at (864) 271-8340, [email protected]

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