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David Moore and Jill O’Brien Recognized as Elite Boutique Trailblazers by The National Law Journal


The National Law Journal honored Laner Muchin partners David Moore and Jill O’Brien on its list of Elite Boutique Trailblazers for their exceptional work within the employment law field.

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, David Moore has carefully led employers through the ever-evolving legal landscape. From helping clients transition to hybrid workplace arrangements to establishing safe work environments for onsite employees, he has guided employers in developing effective practices and policy solutions unique to their circumstances.

As a founding member of Laner’s COVID-19 Response Team, David helped employers make sense of rapidly unfolding pandemic-related restrictions and legal requirements. When employees returned to the workplace, he continued to lead COVID-19 response plans and assist companies with transition procedures while prioritizing employee health and safety. Once vaccines were approved for emergency use, David also helped employers educate employees on the benefits of vaccination and balance the difficult decisions surrounding whether to mandate workplace vaccines.

Jill O’Brien developed an instrumental employment practice while leading public sector clients through unforeseen challenges related to the pandemic. Whether she is working with first responders on vaccine compliance, helping clients manage public-facing employees affected by social unrest or negotiating with unions on testing and employee time off, Jill keeps workforces key to the global economy operating.

Though her practice centers on day-to-day labor and employment issues, managing collective bargaining negotiations, grievance handling, mediation and interest arbitration, Jill pivoted to advise police department managers dealing with employee shortages to find ways to help discourage them from leaving the profession altogether. She also counseled and trained management representatives in municipalities, counties, cities and state agencies while ensuring mutual respect was maintained between management and the unions representing law enforcement professionals.

The National Law Journal Trailblazers series acknowledges attorneys with a positive impact on the legal industry. The Elite Boutique recognition is reserved for those who have influenced the small law firm sector by developing new case strategies and achieving exceptional results on behalf of their clients. Read more about David and Jill’s achievements in the 2022 Elite Boutique Trailblazers edition.

Laner Muchin, Ltd. concentrates in the representation of employers in labor relations, employment litigation, employee benefits and business immigration matters. The firm provides legal services to clients from coast to coast.

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