Jackson Lewis: Wisconsin expansion creates one of the largest workplace law boutiques in Milwauke

SIMANDL & PRENTICE joins Jackson Lewis in Wisconsin

Expansion creates one of the largest workplace law boutiques in Wisconsin

WHITE PLAINS, NY (January 17, 2012) – Jackson Lewis LLP, one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that six attorneys from Simandl & Prentice, S.C. have joined the firm, creating one of the largest labor and employment boutique law firms in Wisconsin. Nationally known workplace law expert Robert J. Simandl joins as Managing Partner of the Jackson Lewis Milwaukee office. He will be joined by Partners Ann Barry Hanneman and Brian Price as well as Associates Connie Korth, Stefanie Carton and Andrew Frost. Existing Jackson Lewis Milwaukee attorney Brian Nuedling has relocated to the new office.

Commenting on the developments, Firm-wide Managing Partner Patrick L. Vaccarosaid, “Bob Simandl and his group are well-known in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest as leaders in the field of employment law and we are honored to have their thriving practice join ours. Joining forces with Jackson Lewis is a win-win for our clients and the clients of Simandl & Prentice, as well as for companies throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest. It provides local employers in the heart of the country with the unparalleled legal resources and expertise of one of the largest workplace law firms, in addition, to access to a distinguished team of local, regional and state-wide labor and employment law practitioners.

Mr. Simandl added, “We have always believed that the strength of our firm depended on the quality of our attorneys and we are happy to have met our match in Jackson Lewis. This move allows us to significantly expand our practice and increases our ability to serve the employment litigation, labor, and other workplace law needs of our clients. We are excited about the opportunity to join one of the country’s largest workplace law firms and look forward to the new opportunities this will create.”

Simandl & Prentice was founded in 2007 and operates under their trademark, HR Law Solutions for Business. The firm provides employers with the full-scope of employment, labor, benefits, and immigration law expertise. Founding partner, Bob Simandl, has over 20 years of experience representing clients and served as a legislative advisor during the drafting of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, as well as on the Wisconsin FMLA Task Force.

The office is located at 20975 Swenson Drive, Suite 250 and can be reached by calling (262) 717-3170.

About Jackson Lewis
Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis, dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law, is one of the fastest growing workplace law firms in the U.S., with over670 attorneys practicing in 48 cities nationwide. We have a wide-range of specialized practice areas, including: Affirmative Action and OFCCP Planning and Counseling; Disability, Leave and Health Management; Employee Benefits, including Complex ERISA Litigation and Executive Compensation; Global Immigration; Labor, including Preventive Practices; Litigation, including Class Actions, Complex Litigation and e-Discovery; Trade Secrets, Non-Competes and Workplace Technology; Wage and Hour Compliance; Workplace Safety Compliance and Corporate Diversity Counseling. In addition, Jackson Lewis provides advice nationally in other workplace law areas, including: Reductions in Force, WARN Act; Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations; Drug Testing and Substance Abuse Management; International Employment Issues; Management Education, including e-Based Training; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Public Sector Issues; Government Relations; Collegiate and Professional Sports; and Privacy, Social Media and Information Management.
For the 10th consecutive year, Jackson Lewis has been recognized for delivering client service excellence to the world’s largest corporations. Representing a decade of excellence, we have once again earned a spot on the BTI Client Service A-Team. Jackson Lewis has also been recognized by in-house counsel of Fortune 1000 companies after a comprehensive survey, as “the single highest-ranked firm clients want by their side in employment battles.” In addition, Jackson Lewis is ranked in the First Tier nationally in the categories of both Employment Law and Labor Law on behalf of Management in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms.” Jackson Lewis has one of the most active employment litigation practices in the United States, with a current caseload of over 5000 litigations and approximately 300 class actions; over 2100 litigations were brought to the firm in 2010 alone. And finally, Jackson Lewis is affiliated with L & E Global Employers’ Counsel Worldwide.

Additional information about Jackson Lewis can be found at www.jacksonlewis.com.