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Fragomen Attorneys Named Amongst the "Most Powerful"

Congratulations to Fragomen’s Daryl Buffenstein, Bo Cooper, Carl Hampe, and Michael D. Patrick for being recognized in The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys-Immigrationlist in 2016. Kevin Miner was also honored in the “Up-and-Comers list, which represents employment and labor law stars likely to be recognized in one of the lists in the years ahead.

The “Hall of Fame” (HOF) is another special feature of “Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” list. Austin Fragomen, Partner and Chairman of the firm’s executive committee, was inducted into the HOF in 2013, which features legends of the employment bar.

Now in its ninth year, “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” is a joint project of Human Resource Executive (HRE) and Lawdragon, a Los-Angeles based networking site for lawyers and clients. It recognizes lawyers for their exceptional ability to guide employers through the constantly evolving laws that govern workplaces.

HRE and Lawdragon combine online balloting and submissions with rigorous vetting, and editorial and peer review, in their selection process. To be considered for general and speciality lists, an attorney must have 20 years of experience and unparalleled accomplishments in counselling and defending companies in critical matters. The “Up-and-Comer” list has similar criteria except it includes lawyers with 20 or fewer years of experience.

This edition honors 100 leading corporate-side attorneys; 20 specialists apiece in immigration, traditional labor law, and employee benefits and ERISA; and 40 “Up-and-Comers.”

An attorney must have at least 35 years of experience in employment law to be considered for the HOF. Up to 10 lawyers are added to the HOF every year and retired from future consideration for any other list. However, their achievements are permanently acknowledged on HREOnline and Lawdragon’s website.

Learn more about the eligibility criteria and inclusion process for HRE’s list of the most powerful employment attorneys, and find general and speciality lists, here.