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Willig, Williams & Davidson Welcomes Three Employment Law Attorneys

October 19, 2015

Philadelphia labor, employment and workers’ compensation law firm Willig, Williams & Davidson is pleased to announce that Lauren Frankel, Danielle Newsome and Alidz Oshagan have joined the firm as associates.

“All three of these fine young attorneys have demonstrated the commitment to upholding the rights of working people that is at the core of our mission at Willig, Williams & Davidson,” said Managing Partner Deborah R. Willig

Lauren Frankel focuses her practice on employee benefits law, advising public and private sector pension and welfare funds on a wide range of benefits issues. Before entering the law, she worked extensively with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in Philadelphia, New York City, and upstate New York, gaining valuable perspective on the issues that impact the lives of working men and women.

Focusing her practice on the representation of labor unions and individual employees, Alidz Oshagan comes to Willig, Williams & Davidson from a union-side law firm near Detroit, where she represented clients in labor and employment matters including collective bargaining, labor practice investigations, ERISA litigation, NLRB advocacy, and bankruptcy.

Danielle Newsome is a recent law school graduate, but she is a veteran of organized labor. Before enrolling in law school, she spent years working as an organizer with groups including the Change to Win Labor Union Federation, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, and American Federation of Teachers, among others. She returns to Willig, Williams & Davidson after spending a summer as a law clerk with the firm during her legal education.

A 2003 graduate of Clark University, Lauren earned her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law in 2009.

Alidz graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010, then earned her law degree in 2012 from the University of Michigan Law School.

Danielle earned her law degree in 2015 from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, after graduating from Cornell University in 2008.

About Willig, Williams & Davidson– Willig, Williams & Davidson is one of the largest and most respected union-side labor law firms in the United States. The firm has offices in Philadelphia, Media, Jenkintown and Harrisburg, Pa., as well as Haddonfield, N.J., and Chicago, Ill. Founded in 1979, Willig, Williams & Davidson focuses on representing labor unions, employee benefit funds and individual working people and their families on a variety of legal fronts, including national, regional and local contract negotiations; dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration and litigation; tax and benefit law compliance issues; discrimination and other employment matters; prepaid legal services for union members; and workers’ compensation matters in Philadelphia and beyond.

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