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Manatt Bolsters Employment and Labor Practice with Addition of Brian Turoff


Phelps & Phillips
announced today that Brian
has joined the firm's New
office as a partner and the head of the New York employment
and labor practice
. Turoff will help strengthen the practice in New
York by leveraging his extensive experience across industries including
financial services, healthcare and entertainment and media.

Turoff brings to Manatt a proven track record of representing clients
across all aspects of employment and labor law. He is experienced in
handling matters before the National Labor Relations Board, the
Department of Labor and the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, and
routinely advises clients on workforce compliance laws and strategies
for mitigating risk surrounding employment disputes. In the traditional
labor sector, he has guided clients through a wide range of issues,
including collective bargaining, union and management relations,
grievance arbitrations and interpretation of collective bargaining

"We are delighted that Brian has joined our team. As companies navigate
an increasingly complex employment and labor space, Brian has the
experience and skills to guide clients seeking a trusted advisor or
seasoned litigator," said Esra
, chair of Manatt's employment and labor practice. "He will be
an immediate asset to clients in matters related to employment
discrimination claims, wage and hour disputes, lawful hiring,
disciplinary and termination practices and sexual harassment prevention
and defense."

Turoff is a skilled practitioner and litigator with experience
representing companies of all sizes in day-to-day client counseling and
in civil and administrative litigation and arbitration. Prior to joining
Manatt, he was a partner at Venable, LLP, where he represented clients
with respect to a broad range of employment and labor-related issues.

"To me, what sets Manatt apart is its status as an elite,
well-established firm that simultaneously is committed to cutting-edge,
entrepreneurial thinking and has a demonstrated commitment to providing
clients with the best possible service and business-minded solutions,"
Turoff said. "I am thrilled to join the firm, and I look forward to the
continued growth and success of our practice."

Turoff earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and his
B.A. from Binghamton University.

About Manatt

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is one of the nation's leading law and
consulting firms, with offices strategically located in California (Los
Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Sacramento), New
York (New York City and Albany), Chicago and Washington, D.C. The firm
represents a sophisticated client base—including Fortune 500,
middle-market and emerging companies—across a range of practice areas
and industry sectors. For more information, visit

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