SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 18, 2013) – Jackson Lewis LLP, one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce  Fraser A. McAlpine has joined the firm and will become Managing Partner of the firm’s San Francisco office, effective January 1, 2014.  Mr. McAlpine was formerly at Hunton & Williams where he was the Managing Partner of their San Francisco office and head of their California Labor and Employment practice.

Jackson Lewis Firm Chairman Vincent A. Cino said, “We are honored that an attorney of Fraser’s standing and reputation has decided to practice with us at Jackson Lewis.  He brings a wealth of substantive experience, particularly with employment class actions, which will enhance our robust practice in San Francisco and take it to a new and exciting level.    We are confident Fraser’s well-established track-record in law firm management will result in the expansion of our practice in the Bay Area and throughout California.”   

Mr. McAlpine will take over the management post from Bradley W. Kampas, a veteran Jackson Lewis Partner.  Mr. Cino continued, “Brad is one of the most outstanding traditional labor lawyers practicing in California and throughout the U.S. We are completely supportive of his decision to return to his practice full-time and are very grateful for the substantial contributions he made while heading-up our San Francisco office.”      

Mr. McAlpine added, “I am excited to join Jackson Lewis, a firm I have long been familiar with due to its exceptional reputation as a leading employment law powerhouse.  I look forward to working with such a talented roster of attorneys as I continue to grow my practice throughout California and nationally.”

Mr. McAlpine is a graduate of Colorado College and the University of Toledo College of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review.  Throughout his career he has received numerous awards and honors and has been included in the Best Lawyers in Americaand ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition to Hunton & Williams, Mr. McAlpine has practiced at Akin Gump, Littler Mendelson, and Andrews Kurth.         

About Jackson Lewis

Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis is dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law. With 765 attorneys practicing in 54 locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Jackson Lewis is included in the AmLaw 100 and Global 100 rankings of law firms. U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" named Jackson Lewis the 2014 "Law Firm of the Year" in the Litigation-Labor and Employment category. The firm was also named a Tier 1 National “Best Law Firm” in Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; and Litigation – Labor & Employment. The firm’s wide range of specialized areas of practice provides the resources to address every aspect of the employer/employee relationship. Jackson Lewis has one of the most active employment litigation practices in the United States, with a current caseload of over 6,500 litigations and approximately 550 class actions.

Jackson Lewis is a founding member of L&E Global Employers’ Counsel Worldwide, an alliance of premier employment law boutique firms and practices in Europe, North America, and the Asia Pacific Region.

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