NEW ORLEANS, March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- McGlinchey Stafford PLLC is pleased to announce that Magdalen "Mag" Blessey Bickford has joined the firm's New Orleans office and Labor & Employment practice as Of Counsel.
Bickford represents management in labor and employment litigation. She also consults employers on best practices in the workplace, provides guidance on policy and procedure drafting and implementation, conducts management training and education, and provides other general legal counsel. Bickford has litigated, lectured, and counseled extensively in all areas of labor and employment law.
Bickford previously served as Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Counsel for The SunShine Pages, a regional independent telephone directory company headquartered in Louisiana, and worked as an attorney with the Jackson Lewis law firm in New Orleans.
"Mag brings to us a firsthand understanding of the human resources challenges employers face, thanks to her previous experience as in-house counsel," said Kyle Ferachi, who heads McGlinchey Stafford's Labor & Employment practice. "She has decades of experience representing employers in a broad range of labor and employment litigation and counseling them on compliance," Ferachi added.
"As McGlinchey Stafford continues its national growth to respond to client needs, we are excited to add such an outstanding attorney as Mag to our team," said Rudy Aguilar, Managing Member of McGlinchey Stafford. "She brings significant experience to our Labor & Employment group and greatly enhances our firm's ability to address virtually any issue in this ever-evolving area of law."
Bickford received her J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 1986 and her B.A., cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans in 1983.
She is actively involved in a number of professional and civic organizations, including local, state, and national bar associations; the Women's Professional Council of New Orleans; the Society of Human Resources Management; and Lambeth House, among others. Bickford has been recognized in Chambers USA, Louisiana Super Lawyers, and The Best Lawyers in America, and has received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell. She was also recognized as one of New Orleans CityBusiness' Women of the Year in 2009.
Since opening its doors in New Orleans in 1974, McGlinchey Stafford has grown to 13 offices in eight states and the District of Columbia. The firm's dynamic team of Labor & Employment attorneys counsels executives of private and public companies on laws and regulations nationwide.
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