December 1, 2011

Polsinelli Shughart welcomes Jill M. Barringer as attorney in the firm’s Trial department where she will practice in the firm’s national Labor and Employment practice. Barringer brings a unique perspective to the firm, having previously practiced law in the legal department of a Boston-area municipality where she was directly involved with all aspects of labor issues including negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.

“Having served in the trenches of public sector labor law, Jill brings a valued perspective to our national practice and we are excited to have her on board as we continue our steady, strategic growth,” said Labor and Employment Chair W. Terrence Kilroy.

Polsinelli Shughart’s Labor and Employment practice consists of 30 attorneys in Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield, Mo. The firm exclusively represents management on labor and employment matters, including Fortune 500 corporations and privately owned entrepreneurial firms.

Barringer represents and counsels employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. Prior to joining Polsinelli Shughart, Barringer practiced law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts where she focused her practice on public sector labor and employment law.

“I’m excited to be joining a growing, national firm with some of the most experienced labor and employment law attorneys in the business,” Barringer said. “Polsinelli Shughart is a dynamic, exciting place to be with unusually high energy and a commitment to excellence.

The addition of Barringer occurs during an exciting period of firm growth for Polsinelli Shughart. In 2011, the firm opened Dallas and Los Angeles offices, and added more than 39 attorneys nationwide to help meet clients’ needs. The National Law Journal ranked Polsinelli Shughart, “the third fastest growing law firm in the country.”

Barringer earned her law degree from the New England School of Law in 2005. She received a B.S. degree in Communications from Boston University in 2001. Barringer is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

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