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US employment law firm FordHarrison joins Ius Laboris, Global HR law Alliance

12 June 2013

Ius Laboris, the world’s largest alliance of Human Resources­­­­ law firms (of which Lewis Silkin is the UK member) announced that U.S. employment law firm FordHarrison LLP has joined the Alliance.

Ius Laboris, the world’s largest alliance of Human Resources­­­­ law firms (of which Lewis Silkin is the UK member) announced that U.S. employment law firm FordHarrison LLP has joined the Alliance. FordHarrison focuses on representing management in labour and employment law matters in more than 20 offices throughout the U.S., including Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City and Washington, DC. 

The addition of FordHarrison is a continuation of Ius Laboris’ strategy to offer unrivalled global coverage to clients, whilst ensuring that quality service remains at the core of operations.

Sam Everatt, Executive Director of Ius Laboris commented: “We are delighted to welcome FordHarrison as a member. Naturally the U.S. is an important market for us. FordHarrison’s sole focus is on providing HR law advice to commercial organisations and it is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent. We will fully integrate their services so our members’ clients have a truly comprehensive Global HR Law service.”

Chris Engels, recently appointed chairman of Ius Laboris said: “The U.S. is key to assisting our clients in major markets around the world. Access to law services across America will be an invaluable resource for our European and worldwide clients.”

“The Ius Laboris model aligns closely with our values and our commitment to superior client service,” commented Herb Gerson, Firm Co-Managing Partner. “Based on the growing need of our clients for assistance outside the U.S., we are tremendously enthusiastic about this opportunity and the increased resources that will be available to them.”

The Alliance includes 43 law firms with over 1,300 lawyers based in 42 countries with coverage of over 100 countries.

For further information, please contact:

Renagh Christopher, Marketing Manager, Ius Laboris
+32 2 761 4652

Mark Grant, Director of Business Development & Marketing, Lewis Silkin LLP
+44 20 7074 8226

Laura Swartz, Myddleton Communications
+44 20 7689 5545

In the USA
Jennifer Gronwaldt, Hellerman Baretz Communications
+001 281 536 1870

Sarah Adams, FordHarrison LLP
+001 404 888 3987

Note to Editors

About FordHarrison LLP
FordHarrison is a U. S. labour & employment law firm with more than 200 attorneys in 24 offices, including four of counsel affiliates. The firm is committed to providing clients with the "right response at the right time" in managing their workforce. FordHarrison attorneys represent employers in labour, employment, immigration and employee benefits matters, including litigation. For more information on FordHarrison, visit

About Ius Laboris
Ius Laboris is the world’s largest, integrated alliance of human resources and pensions law firms. It provides clients with highly specialised advice and support worldwide and access to over 1,300 of the world’s best human resources law practitioners. With coverage in over 100 countries it offers high quality, cost-effective and strategically coordinated HR legal services across borders. For more information on Ius Laboris, visit


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