For the fifth year, we have selected legends for the Hall of Fame of the employment bar whose contributions to the field as well as their firms are unparalleled. Very few lawyers are considered for Hall of Fame status — which begins with 35 years in the employment-law trenches and requires consistent recognition for all-around excellence in counseling clients, contributing to the bar and serving as a visionary to improve workplaces. Lawyers will be added to the Hall of Fame each year and retired from future consideration.

Name Law Firm Location Year of Induction
Fred Alvarez Jones Day Palo Alto 2017
Ned Bassen Hughes Hubbard New York 2017
Greg Braden Morgan Lewis Washington 2017
Lawrence Dinardo Jones Day Chicago 2017
Brian Greig Norton Rose Fulbright Austin, Texas 2017
Ellen Kearns Constangy Boston 2017
John Langel Ballard Spahr Philadelphia 2017
John Lewis Baker Hostetler Cleveland 2017
Michael Lotito Littler San Francisco 2017
Michael Patrick Fragomen New York 2017
Lawrence Rosenfeld Squire Patton Phoenix 2017
Bernie Siebert Sherman & Howard Denver 2017
Richard Simmons Sheppard Mullins Los Angeles 2017
Allan Weitzman Proskauer Boca Raton 2017
Kirby Wilcox Paul Hastings San Francisco 2017
Brian Clemow Shipman & Goodwin Hartford, Conn. 2016
W. Melvin Haas III Constangy Macon, Ga. 2016
Mark A. Hutcheson Davis Wright Seattle 2016
Charles C. Jackson Morgan Lewis Chicago 2016
Thomas G. Kienbaum Kienbaum Opperwall Hardy & Pelton Birmingham, Mich. 2016
Thomas Y. Mandler Hinshaw Chicago 2016
Armin J. Moeller Jr. Balch & Bingham Jackson, Miss. 2016
Angelo Paparelli Seyfarth Los Angeles 2016
James R. Redeker Duane Morris Philadelphia 2016
Jeremy Sherman Seyfarth Chicago 2016
Jeff T. Appleman Berry Appleman & Leiden San Francisco 2015
Lynne Deitch Duke Durham, N.C. 2015
Zachary D. Fasman Proskauer New York 2015
Baruch A. Fellner Gibson Dunn Washington 2015
James C. Franczek Jr. Franczek Radelet Chicago 2015
Willis J. Goldsmith Jones Day New York 2015
Hunter R. Hughes III Rogers & Hardin Atlanta 2015
Stephen A. Ploscowe Fox Rothschild N.J. 2015
Ronald H. Shechtman Pryor Cashman New York 2015
Gary R. Siniscalco Orrick San Francisco 2015
L. Robert Batterman Proskauer New York 2014
Barbara B. Brown Paul Hastings Washington 2014
Francis X. Dee McElroy Deutsch Morristown 2014
Mark S. Dichter Morgan Lewis Philadelphia 2014
Charles C. Foster Foster Quan Houston 2014
Howard Ganz Proskauer New York 2014
William J. Kilberg Gibson Dunn Washington 2014
Demitrios M. Moschos Mirick O’Connell Worchester 2014
Stephen A. Ploscowe Fox Rothschild Roseland 2014
Michael Reiss Davis Wright Seattle 2014
Peter Wolfson Zinober Greenberg Traurig Tampa 2014
R. Lawrence Ashe Jr. Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs Atlanta 2013
Austin T. Fragomen Fragomen New York 2013
Alan V. Friedman Munger Tolles & Olson Los Angeles 2013
Theodore R. Groom Groom Law Group Washington 2013
Paul Grossman Paul Hastings Los Angeles 2013
C. Lash Harrison FordHarrison Atlanta 2013
Garry C. Mathiason Littler San Francisco 2013
Bettina B. Plevan Proskauer New York 2013
Patrick L. Vaccaro Jackson Lewis White Plains, N.Y. 2013
Jay W. Waks Kaye Scholer New York 2013


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