Mark Lutes, a member of the firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences Practice in the Washington, DC office of EpsteinBeckerGreen, has been chosen to receive the Monsignor Geno Baroni Caritas Advocacy Award for 2008. This award - the highest award of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington - is given annually to individuals who have been strong advocates for the vulnerable and oppressed populations through their activities in the archdiocesan community over a long period of time.
Mr. Lutes's nomination was presented to the Catholic Charities Board of Directors, and he was enthusiastically selected to receive this award.
"I am grateful to Catholic Charities and Archbishop Weurl for the recognition," said Lutes. "I want to thank my colleagues at EBG who have assisted in this important work. I look forward to continuing to assist the Center in providing hope to those who need medical and dental care, job and language training."
Patrick G. Brady, a leading employment litigation lawyer in New Jersey, has joined the Newark office of EpsteinBeckerGreen along with a team of four Labor and Employment attorneys.
Mr. Brady has joined EpsteinBeckerGreen as a shareholder, while colleagues John M. O'Connor and Clara H. Rho have joined as members of the firm, and Suzanne K. Brown and Jungmin Choi have arrived as associates.
Mr. Brady's practice focuses on complex employment litigation, representing corporations on alleged wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, breach of contract, discrimination, FLSA collective actions, and pattern and practice class actions.
John M. O'Connor's practice is focused on Labor and Employment law and employee benefits, while Clara H. Rho represents management in employment litigation and personnel management and procedure. Associate Suzanne K. Brown has extensive experience in labor and employment law, and Associate Jungmin Choi concentrates on employment-based immigration law.