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February 2019

Gordon & Rees Phoenix Office Ranks Among Largest Regional Law Firms; Co-Managing Partner Leon Silver Interviewed for Feature Article

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani Phoenix office ranked as Phoenix's 30th largest law firm in the Phoenix Business Journal's "The List," an annual listing of the region's largest firms by attorney headcount. The 2019 list places the Phoenix office 18 spots up from last year's ranking.

"The List" appeared in the Journal's January 25, 2019 issue which also featured an interview with Co-Office Managing Partner Leon Silver. In the article, titled "Lawyers see impact, differ on outcome of #MeToo movement," Silver was asked questions about the impacts of the #MeToo movement and if firms are seeing more legal actions against co-workers and employers as a result of the movement aimed to give women a voice in speaking out against sexual harassment. Silver indicated that Gordon & Rees' Phoenix office has not experienced a significant uptick in cases as a result of #MeToo and that the firm is hopeful that the long term result of the #MeToo movement will be to teach companies the importance of providing an inclusive, harassment-free work environment. Silver was also asked what the firm recommends to clients in these types of cases:

"We promote both a legal and a cultural strategy to prevent sexual harassment in our clients' workplaces. The legal response is to implement policies that provide an employee a safe place to report and a meaningful response from the company, free from any [incidences] of retaliation. The cultural strategy is to foster a work culture that is not only harassment free but will not tolerate harassment in any form. Perhaps it is because we provide them with policies that work, that we have not seen any uptick in claims."

To view "The List" and article, please click here.

Leon Silver is the firm’s National Practice Group leader for Retail & Hospitality and a member of the Commercial Litigation, Employment, and Privacy, Data & Cybersecurity practice groups. With more than 25 years of experience handling complicated business and real estate trials, arbitrations, mediations and appeals, Silver has a proven record of success in the most difficult, high dollar disputes the firm's clients have faced. Silver represents national and multi-national retailers, restaurants, hotels and management companies, as well as manufacturers, sophisticated real estate investors and developers, small businesses and business people. In addition to his practice, Silver is a frequent public speaker and author.

Gordon & Rees is a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 850 lawyers in offices across the United States. Our lawyers provide full service representation to public and private companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to start-ups. Founded in 1974, Gordon & Rees is recognized among the fastest growing and largest law firms in the country. Additionally, in 2018 Law360 ranked the firm among the top 40 largest U.S. firms and The American Lawyer ranked the firm among the top 45 on its Diversity Scorecard.

Leon B. Silver