Employment Lawyers Rejoin Kelley Drye

Sunday, October 1, 2006 - 01:00

The firm of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP has announced the addition of labor and employment partners John E. Kiley and Jean Y. Park to the firm's New York office. Mr. Kiley will co-chair the Labor and Employment Practice Group with partner Barbara Hoey.

Mr. Kiley and Ms. Park have long-standing ties to Kelley Drye; prior to their recent return, Mr. Kiley was a partner of the firm and Ms. Park was an associate. In 2000, they left Kelley Drye for TechSmart Inc., a multinational technology company.

Mr. Kiley and Ms. Park have extensive experience in the field of employment law. They provide clients with advice and counseling services in labor and employment matters, including recordkeeping and compliance, policy design and implementation, employee discipline and discharge, restructurings and reductions in force, employment contracts and union awareness. They represent employers in securities and labor arbitrations, defend against union organizing drives, are practiced in NLRB proceedings and represent management in collective bargaining.

Two partners at Kelley Drye, Joseph B. Hoffman and James S. Gilmore III, recently were selected for the 2006 Greater Washington Elite. After hundreds of nominations were reviewed, the two were recognized by Smart CEO magazine as two of the Washington, DC area's top sixty lawyers.

Mr. Hoffman's commercial practice focuses on business transactions cutting across a wide range of industries.

Mr. Gilmore, former governor of Virginia, focuses his practice on corporate, technology, homeland security, information technology and international law. Mr. Gilmore is chair of the firm's Homeland Security Practice Group. Since 1999, Mr. Gilmore has been chairman of the Congressional Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction. This is a national panel established by Congress to assess federal, state and local governments' capability to respond to the consequences of a terrorist attack.