The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers announced the election of Sherman & Howard’s John Alan Doran as a newly elected Fellow. Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence.
Mr. Doran has over 25 years of experience representing employers in mass employment, wage/hour class and collective action litigation, as well as employment discrimination, public accommodations discrimination, and wrongful termination litigation. In addition, Mr. Doran represents employers in restrictive covenant and trade secret matters in state and federal courts. Mr. Doran also regularly counsels clients on prevention strategies, executive employment contracts, downsizing and personnel policies. Mr. Doran is a noted speaker and author and presents regularly at conferences and trade association events.
“For many labor and employment lawyers, election to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers is the highest recognition of their more than 20 plus years of excellence in the practice as well as their contributions to their profession and community,” says Sherman & Howard attorney Bernie Siebert, a member of the Board of Governors of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. “It takes more than just being a great lawyer to be a Fellow. John’s excellence as a lawyer and his many contributions to the profession were recognized by his peers with his election to be a Fellow in the class of 2015.” Sherman & Howard attorneys Siebert, Jim Hautzinger (now retired) and Ted Olsen are members of The College’s Board of Governors.
Bill Wright, manager of Sherman & Howard’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group, said of the recognition: “We are proud and pleased that the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers has added John Doran to the prestigious roll. His election demonstrates the depth of experience Sherman & Howard offers in this area of law.”
Membership into the fellowship is by nomination only, limited to lawyers who have met specific qualifications for a period of not less than 20 years. Membership honors those lawyers who have demonstrated to their peers, the bar, bench and public through long performance related to the practice of Labor and Employment Law that they represent.
Those specific qualifications include:
- The highest professional qualifications and ethical standards based on the College’s acclaimed Principles of Civility and Professionalism;
- The highest level of character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership;
- A commitment to fostering and furthering the objectives of the College;
- Sustained, exceptionally high-quality services to clients, bar, bench and public; and
- Significant evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing and/or published writings on Labor and Employment Law.
The 20th installation of Fellows will be held Saturday, November 7, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA, coincident with the American Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section’s Continuing Legal Education Conference. With the current installation, the College is represented by more than 1,300 members in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and eight provinces in Canada.