Proskauer Adds Expertise in Employment Litigation

March 11, 2010 ( – International law firm Proskauer Rose LLP has announced that Nigel Telman, an experienced employment law litigator and counselor, has joined its Chicago office as a partner.

According to the announcement, 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.

Telman joins the firm from Sidley Austin, where he was a partner in the Employment and Labor Law group. He received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law and his B.S. from the Cornell University ILR School.

The addition of 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 (see Proskauer Expands Employee Benefits Practice).