SAN FRANCISCO Polsinelli
’s Charles O. Thompson, chair of the firm’s national Employment Class Actions Practice Group, has been elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
“We are proud of Chuck for his many accomplishments, which reflect his long-standing commitment to understanding our clients’ business needs, and his efforts to go a step beyond to grow relationships and provide the best possible results for the client,” said Polsinelli’s Labor and Employment Department Chair Nancy Rafuse. “This honor is a reflection of his dedication, experience, and success in his area of specialty.”
An induction ceremony into the College is scheduled for Nov. 10 and will coincide with the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law section’s continuing legal education conference. With the current installation, the College is represented by more than 1,400 members in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and eight Canadian provinces. Along with Thompson, Polsinelli has five Fellows, including Dallas-based Lon Williams
, Denver-based Sean Gallagher
, and Kansas City-based W. Terrence Kilroy, Jr.
and Denise Drake
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers is a non-profit professional association honoring the leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of labor and employment law. Fellows are recognized as members of the labor and employment community who promote achievement, advancement, and excellence in the practice by setting standards of professionalism and civility, sharing their experience and knowledge, and acting as a resource for academia, the government, the judiciary, and the community at large. All Fellows of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers have practiced labor and employment law for at least 20 years.
“It is an honor to receive this fellowship from the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers,” Thompson said. “To receive this recognition for my work on behalf of our clients is extremely humbling and very appreciated.”
Thompson represents clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to Silicon Valley start-ups through all phases of employment litigation. He is a regularly invited speaker at continuing education bar association events throughout the nation. He often lectures on a wide variety of civil litigation subjects, including all facets of employment litigation and developments, effective discovery techniques, trial strategy, and ethics.
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and #10 for best client relationships2
among 650 U.S. law firms, Polsinelli is also named among the top 30 best-known firms in the nation3
for the second consecutive year. The firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, mid-market corporate, labor and employment, and business litigation. www.polsinelli.com
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