Three Paul Hastings Lawyers Move to Proskauer Rose

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Three labor and employment lawyers—Zachary Fasman, Allan Bloom and Erika Collins—have joined Proskauer Rose as partners in its labor and employment law practice, the firm announced Monday. The trio came from Paul Hastings.

Fasman had been a partner and co-chair of Paul Hastings' employment discrimination practice. He has more than 30 years of experience representing employers in labor-management relations, employment litigation and counseling.

Bloom's expertise is in nationwide class actions, particularly in the financial services industry. Collins focuses on international labor and employment matters and represents U.S.-based and international companies in cross-border employment matters.

In 2007, Fasman and Bloom represented Sullivan & Cromwell in a sexual orientation discrimination suit brought by its former associate, Aaron Charney. The parties settled the issue later that year.

Making the jump to Proskauer was an "easy move," Fasman said in an interview, given the firm's "high-quality practice" in labor and employment law in the national and international arenas. "Proskauer has a much bigger footprint in traditional labor law," Fasman said. "It was a move that all of us felt was in our best interest."

Proskauer has about 160 attorneys in its labor and employment practice who handle litigation, appeals and counseling as well as traditional labor relations and collective bargaining matters.

"Zach, Allan and Erika continue our legacy of providing clients the very best lawyers at the leading edge of their fields," Joseph Leccese, chairman of Proskauer, said in a press release. "We are delighted to add them to our partnership."

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