Proskauer has announced that Cornell University has established a new professorship in the firm's name at the Cornell School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). The Proskauer Rose Employment and Labor Law Assistant Professorship will advance scholarly work in employment law, labor law, employee benefits, compensation, conflict resolution and collective bargaining.
Kate Griffith has been named as the first faculty chair for the professorship, and will teach at both ILR and the Cornell Law School.
More than 30 Proskauer lawyers are Cornell graduates, including Paul Salvatore, the co-Chair of the firm's Labor & Employment Law Department, and a Cornell Trustee, who served as the driving force behind the professorship.
Mr. Salvatore said: "It gives me immense pleasure and pride to have our firm's name associated with the great institutions of Cornell ILR and the Cornell Law School, and to help shape future leaders in the employment and labor law arena."
Cornell University's ILR School was founded in 1945. ILR's mission is to prepare leaders, inform national and international employment and labor policy, and improve working lives. The school offers undergraduate and graduate education as well as career-long learning for professionals. The Cornell Law School is one of the nation's top law schools.
Proskauer's Labor & Employment Law Department has consistently earned top rankings in numerous legal directories, including U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers, Chambers USA, and US Legal 500. Over the past year, the department has elevated its presence through the growth of its global platform, including the addition of National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Ronald Meisburg as Partner, the expansion of the practice in the firm's Boston, London and Chicago offices, and the expansion of the firm's Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation & ERISA Litigation Practice Center to Washington, DC.