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J. Eric Holland joins Reed Smith, boosts firm’s finance capabilities in Houston

HOUSTON – Global law firm Reed Smith has made a significant addition to its finance practice, appointing J. Eric Holland to partner in its Financial Industry Group in Houston. Eric joins from Bracewell, and will play a key role in the growth of Reed Smith’s lending and energy finance capabilities.

Reed Smith Adds Seasoned Corporate Partner to West Coast

LOS ANGELES – Global law firm Reed Smith today announced the arrival of Julia Zhu-Morelli as a partner in the Global Corporate Group in Los Angeles. Previously a partner with Squire Patton Boggs, Zhu-Morelli brings extensive experience in transactional matters with Chinese and U.S. companies across a wide range of industries.

Commercial disputes lawyer Mahmoud Awad and senior consultant Waseem Khokhar join Reed Smith, bolstering firm’s Middle East presence

DUBAI – In a move that reflects the firm’s continued investment into the Middle East, global law firm Reed Smith today announced that Mahmoud Awad will be joining the firm as a partner in its Commercial Disputes (EME) Group.  Mahmoud will be based in the firm’s Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices.

Michele Haydel Gehrke and Anne Cherry Barnett Join Reed Smith’s Labor & Employment Practice in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO – Global law firm Reed Smith today announced the addition of two partners from Polsinelli to its Labor & Employment practice in San Francisco. Michele Haydel Gehrke was formerly chair of Polsinelli’s Traditional Labor Relations Practice. She maintains a dual-practice focus on labor and employment matters on behalf of management. Anne Cherry Barnett ‘s practice focuses on employment, with an emphasis on assisting clients with navigating the complexities of California state and federal employment laws and regulations.

Thomas J. Posey Joins Reed Smith as L&E Partner in Chicago

CHICAGO – Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that seasoned labor law attorney Thomas “Tom” J. Posey has joined the firm as a partner in the Labor & Employment practice in Chicago. Previously with Faegre Baker Daniels, Posey represents companies from a wide array of industries in all aspects of labor law and employment issues, including serving as a chief labor negotiator.
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