By: Daily Record Staff//May 12, 2014
By: Daily Record Staff//May 12, 2014//
Littler has named Trent Sutton office managing shareholder of its Rochester office. He succeeds Maggie Clemens, who will return to her full-time practice at Littler. Sutton’s practice at Littler focuses on international employment and compliance matters, providing strategic advice and counsel to multinational employers on the intricacies associated with employment in multiple nations and the difficulties associated with conflicting jurisdictional obligations.
Eric Paley and Stacie B. Collier will lead Nixon Peabody’s national Labor & Employment practice of more than 70 attorneys, covering every angle of the workplace from complex ERISA matters to safety regulations to health care reform. Paley advises clients on how to comply with the laws governing their employee benefits programs. Collier’s practice focuses on preventive work (advice, counsel and training) and employment and labor litigation, representing clients in the resolution of employment related disputes before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.
Songbird Research, a local firm that provides contract paralegal services, announced the addition of Alicia Dezik and Angela Crawford. Services also have expanded beyond corporate law to include support in matrimonial law, bankruptcy law, wills, litigation, Medicaid data management and legal research.
ESL Investment Services LLC announced the appointment of Peg Gaston as investment representative of its Batavia and Geneseo office locations. In her new position, Gaston will assist ESL Federal Credit Union customers with the development of long-term planning strategies that are aimed at working towards investment objectives and financial goals. In addition, she assists members in planning for major financial events such as college expenses, retirement income and insurance needs.
Stephen Whittaker, a professor in the School of Media Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, has been named the first-ever recipient of the Edline M. Chun Award for Outstanding Teaching and Service, named in honor of the late RIT adjunct professor. Whittaker has taught at RIT’s School of Media Sciences for more than 20 years.