Epstein Becker Green’s expansion into Ohio with the addition of twelve former Bricker & Eckler LLP attorneys with distinguished health care, labor and employment, and litigation experience was featured in Columbus Business First. For more information, please read our full Announcement: Epstein Becker Green Continues Growth Through Major Midwest Expansion

Following is an excerpt:

Twelve Bricker & Eckler LLP attorneys, including the firm's healthcare and employment law practice leaders, have left to open the Columbus office for a national firm.

Epstein Becker & Green P.C.'s first Ohio office is located at 375 N. Front St. in the Arena District. With 16 offices nationwide, the firm has an administrative office in New York City. …

Epstein wanted to enter Ohio because it's the Midwest's fastest-growing market, Chairman Mark Lutes said in an announcement Thursday on the firm's website. Columbus joins Chicago and Detroit offices.

“We’re thrilled to add depth and breadth in our three areas of focus with a group held in such high regard in the market,” Lutes said. "Through this team of noted practitioners, we have an opportunity to problem solve for healthcare clients, and a range of employers with workforce issues, in the region’s strong and diversified economy."

The three co-leaders of the office are healthcare partners Jennifer Nelson Carney and Stephen Kleinman, and James Petrie, partner for the employment law practice.

Nelson Carney had been chairwoman of Bricker's healthcare industry group. She has 17 years' experience on business and regulatory issues for hospitals, health systems and other clinical providers. She's also a past Columbus Business First 40 Under 40 winner.

Petrie was chairman of the employment and labor law group at Bricker. His three decades of experience focus on employment-related disputes, compliance training and consulting to employers in several industries.

Kleinman has 25 years' experience focused on medical staffing and physician leadership.

"EBG’s capabilities, size, and depth and breadth in our key practice areas are a perfect fit for our clients,” Kleinman said in the release.

"The chance to join EBG’s exceptional team of health care and labor and employment attorneys provides a wonderful opportunity to bring additional resources to our client base," Petrie said.

Related reading: NBC4, "Bricker & Eckler attorneys leave to start office for national firm."

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