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Schnader Welcomes Employment Law Partner in New York

On February 23, 2005 by Schnader in News

CONTACT:
Tricia M. McCoy
Public Relations Manager
215-751-2061

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW YORK, NY (February 23, 2005) – National law firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP has bolstered its labor and employment practice with the addition of Scott J. Wenner as partner in its New York office. Wenner joins Schnader from the New York office of Littler Mendelson, where he co-chaired the international practice group.

In addition to substantial experience in labor and employment counseling and litigation, Wenner has a unique practice focus on cross-border employment law. He routinely provides compliance counseling on the European Union Data Protection Directive and U.S. Safe Harbor.

The recent expansion of the European Union to include 10 additional countries has made compliance with EU employment directives a priority for companies doing business in Europe, according to New York office managing partner M. Christine Carty, a litigator who focuses her practice on labor and employment matters.

“Scott’s cross-border employment law practice will expand and enhance the services that our Labor and Employment Group offers to clients who are doing business abroad,” Carty said. “In addition, his significant domestic trial experience in both state and federal courts means Schnader adds another talented litigator to our Firm.”

Wenner serves as outside labor and employment counsel to companies in a variety of industries ranging from retail and manufacturing to health care and professional services. In addition to defending employers in both class actions and collective actions, Wenner has arbitrated disputes under collective bargaining agreements and mandatory dispute resolution programs. He has tried matters as well before the federal OSHA Review Commission.

A 1972 graduate of the University of Maryland, Wenner earned his J.D. in 1975 from New York University School of Law, where he is currently a member of the advisory board for the school’s Center for Labor and Employment Law. He is admitted to practice in California, the District of Columbia and New York.