Proskauer Senior Counsel Elaine Bucher Recognized Among "Women Extraordinaire"

Monday, April 5, 2010 - 01:00

Proskauer senior counsel Elaine Bucher has been named among the honorees of Business Leader magazine's eighth annual "Women Extraordinaire" awards, which recognize accomplished women business leaders in the South Florida community who exhibit the qualities of leadership, innovation and problem solving, and serve as inspirations and mentors to others while giving back to the community through philanthropic endeavors.

Ms. Bucher is a member of Proskauer's nationally recognized Personal Planning Department and focuses her practice on wills, trusts and estates, concentrating on sophisticated estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax issues and estate and trust administration. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach and the former Chair of the Professional Advisory Committee for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Southeast Florida Division.

Signaling the continued expansion of its renowned labor and employment practice and Chicago office, Proskauer announced that Nigel Telman, an experienced employment law litigator and counselor with deep ties to the Chicago business and civic communities, has joined the firm as a partner.

Mr. Telman concentrates his practice on litigating disputes stemming from workplace harassment and employment discrimination claims, as well as handling internal investigations relating to similar claims involving senior executives. He also defends and enforces non-compete agreements, handles trade secret protection cases and works with companies to institute diversity policies and internal policies governing employee use of social media. He represents clients before state and federal courts throughout the country as well as before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Human Rights Commission and the American Arbitration Association.

The addition of Mr. Telman follows the recent addition of Daniel Ornstein, who joined the firm as a partner in London, expanding Proskauer's labor and employment practice to the UK, as well as Paul Hamburger and a team of benefits lawyers, who established the Washington, DC arm of the firm's Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation & ERISA Litigation Practice Center.