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Member News: Cliff Fonstein and Lynne Ciliento

By SHRM Online staff  4/10/2012
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Cliff Fonstein has joined Seyfarth Shaw LLP in the firm’s national Labor & Employment Department.

“Our national Labor & Employment practice has been growing in all of our offices over the last 18 months with many key hires across the country,” said Seyfarth Shaw Labor & Employment Department Chair Lisa Damon. “We’ve benefited substantially from several groups of new attorneys, each expanding our reach within the particular niches of employment law.”

Fonstein has more than 25 years of experience counseling clients in all areas of employment law and has litigated a broad array of employment cases for these clients, ranging from single plaintiff whistle-blower and discrimination claims to large class actions. While Fonstein’s practice has focused on representing clients in all facets of the financial services industry, he has represented airline, manufacturing and media clients as well. On behalf of these clients, he appears regularly in state and federal courts and before Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitration panels. Fonstein received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars.

Seyfarth Shaw has over 800 attorneys located in 10 offices throughout the United States.

Lynne Ciliento has joined OperationsInc as a senior human resources generalist consultant. Ciliento’s experience as an HR generalist includes employee relations, performance management, policy and procedure development, benefit and compensation administration, compliance and recruitment. Her prior HR experience has been in the import/export, publishing, telecommunications and nonprofit industries. She has a B.S. degree from the University of Delaware.

Ciliento “is a talented HR professional that will be a great addition to our growing team,” said David Lewis, CEO of OperationsInc. “Her availability to our growing base of clients in New Jersey and New York in particular will help us continue to meet our commitment to clients in Manhattan and Central/Northern New Jersey.”

Founded by David Lewis in 2001, OperationsInc is located in Stamford, Conn., and specializes in HR solutions for small businesses and HR professionals. OperationsInc’s portfolio of offerings includes such services as human resources outsourcing, recruitment and retention services, outplacement services, benefits administration, exit interview services, payroll administration and management and staff training.


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