Epstein Becker Green Launches Blog to Aid Financial Services Industry with Labor and Employment Issues

NEW YORK (April 3, 2012) — The national law firm of Epstein Becker Green today announced it has launched a new blog to aid employers in the financial services industry with the many challenges they face regarding labor and employment issues.

The Bellwether: An Employment Law Blog for the Financial Services Industry will provide up-to-date information about relevant employment, labor, and litigation legal news that affects those operating in the financial services field. Topics to be covered will include, among others: wage and hour, discrimination, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA"), dispute resolution, whistleblowers, executive compensation, ERISA, restrictive covenants and trade secrets, immigration, and international employment law.

"Many employment law issues in the financial services industry are unique because of the regulatory umbrella under which it operates. We envision The Bellwether as a chance to provide real value to the professionals who operate in this industry, by focusing on the employment-related issues most relevant to them and helping them see around the corner at developing legal trends before they explode onto the scene," said John F. Fullerton III, a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice in the New York office.

"We have been advising and representing domestic and multinational financial services clients on a wide array of employment transactional and litigation-based matters for almost four decades," said William J. Milani, Vice-Chair of the Firm's Board of Directors and a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice in the New York office. "We have an experienced team of lawyers who have substantive understanding of the financial services industry and are able to offer clients innovative strategies and comprehensive solutions."

Epstein Becker Green's financial services team, including its FINRA practice, represents regional savings banks, international commercial banks, non-bank commercial lenders, asset managers and pension fund fiduciaries, multiline insurance carriers and offshore reinsurers, international investment banks, broker-dealers, private equity and venture capital funds, and corporate borrowers and issuers of securities.

The authors of the blog are attorneys in the Firm's national Labor and Employment and Litigation practices, including Peter L. Altieri, John F. Fullerton III, Jeffrey M. Landes, William J. Milani, and Lauri F. Rasnick.

Visit The Bellwether: An Employment Law Blog for the Financial Services Industry at www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com.

About Epstein Becker Green

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., founded in 1973, is a national law firm with approximately 300 lawyers practicing in 11 offices, in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, San Francisco, Stamford, and Washington, D.C. The Firm is uncompromising in its pursuit of legal excellence and client service in its areas of practice: Health Care and Life Sciences, Labor and Employment, Litigation, Corporate Services, and Employee Benefits. Epstein Becker Green was founded to serve the health care industry and has been at the forefront of health care legal developments since 1973. The Firm is also proud to be a trusted advisor to clients in the financial services, retail, and hospitality industries, among others, representing entities from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Our commitment to these practices and industries reflects the founders' belief in focused proficiency paired with seasoned experience. For more information, visit www.ebglaw.com.

Marichelli Hughes
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