LOS ANGELES – Reed Smith today announced the addition of two partners to its Labor & Employment practice in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Jennifer Terry and Mark Phillips join the firm from Arent Fox where they were both partners.

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“Jennifer and Mark are highly accomplished employment lawyers who bring significant experience to our practice,” said Mark D. Temple, global practice leader for the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice. “Both have represented employers of all sizes, across numerous industry sectors and will add great depth to our expanding labor and employment practice in California and nationwide.”

Terry has been honored by the Daily Journal as a “Top Labor and Employment Attorney” and as a “Top Woman Lawyer.” She has first chair trial experience who represents clients in both class actions and single plaintiff litigation. Her clients are in a variety of industry sectors including retail, food and beverage, transportation, life sciences, pharmaceutical, entertainment, consumer products, and Internet-based corporations. Her litigation experience includes defending wage hour class and representative claims, as well as sexual harassment, disability, retaliation and wrongful termination disputes. She also provides counsel on wage-hour compliance, fair pay, leave laws, and regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

“We are looking forward to collaborating on a global scale with a deep bench of experienced employment lawyers and expanding our work for multinational corporations being served by Reed Smith’s global platform,” said Terry. “The energy and enthusiasm for practicing law at the firm was evident in everyone we met and we are excited to be part of the team.”