BOSTON (June 8, 2010) — Jeffrey F. Webb, a partner in the Boston office of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, has been elected a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained, outstanding performance in the field of Labor and Employment Law, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence.
Membership is by nomination only, and it is limited to those who have met the College’s qualifications for membership for a period of not less than twenty years. Election to The College requires sustained, exceptionally high-quality services to clients, the bar, the bench and the public; the highest ethical standards; and significant evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing and/or published writings on Labor and Employment Law.
Two Fellows in good standing must separately nominate a prospective candidate. The College’s Credentialing Committee then conducts extensive due diligence, contacting the candidate’s clients, opposing counsel, judges, mediators and arbitrators. The Committee looks for candidates who stand out to newer attorneys as a model of professionalism in deportment and advocacy; who have earned the respect of the bench, opposing counsel and the community; who know the workplace and have an active interest in resolving employment issues; and who are students of the law.
The installation of new Fellows of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers will take place on November 6, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois.
Mr. Webb defends employers in multi-party cases, wage and hour class actions, employment discrimination class actions, and ERISA class actions. He also represents employers in arbitrations and lawsuits brought by highly compensated senior executives. He counsels employers on a wide variety of topics including workforce reorganizations, executive employment agreements, wage and hour issues, disability and leave issues, unfair competition, investigations and terminations. He negotiates collective bargaining agreements, handles unfair labor practice charges, and represents employers in labor arbitrations. He represents clients in a variety of industries including financial services, private equity, health care, high technology, new media, higher education, entertainment, retail, and manufacturing.