Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP announced today that Gerald T. Hathaway has joined the firm as a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group, based in the New York City office.

“Adding Jerry as a labor and employment partner continues the firm’s growth in New York and enhances the capabilities of the practice group,” said Andrew C. Kassner, Chairman and CEO of Drinker Biddle. “We are pleased to add his established labor and employment practice in NYC. His experience in the private equity, insurance and entertainment industries also complements our existing practices.”

Mr. Hathaway represents domestic and international corporations of all sizes, including Fortune 500 and Global Fortune 500 companies, in major labor and employment matters. His practice includes advising on the labor and employment aspects of local, national and international corporate transactions and financial restructuring, as well as reductions in force, including Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) and Older Workers Benefit Protection Act compliance. He counsels management on avoiding employment litigation and grievances, and represents companies in collective bargaining, arbitrations and contentious litigation. His clients include private equity funds, major entertainment studios and networks, talent management companies and talent agencies and companies in the real estate, logistics, luxury goods, retail and insurance industries.

“Jerry joins our group at an exciting time as we continue to grow in key markets,” said Cheryl D. Orr, Chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. “His deep experience and versatility will be of tremendous value to our clients.”

Mr. Hathaway earned his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from LaSalle University.

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