We are excited to welcome two lawyers to the Squire Patton Boggs US Labor & Employment practice group – Jeffrey Schagren and Joe D’Andrea. Jeff and Joe bring broad labor and employment experience to the firm and add substantial expertise to our counseling and advocacy services.

jeff Jeff joins us as Of Counsel in our Dallas, Texas office, and is the leader of the firm’s North America Hospitality group. Jeff has significant labor and employment capabilities, specifically with traditional labor matters and collective bargaining. In addition, he is has experience managing employment due diligence for corporate merger and acquisition transactions and ADA public accommodations. Jeff has more than 27 years of experience in various areas of the law and was most recently general counsel and regional human resources leader at Accor Hotel Services, where he led all legal, risk management, and human resources matters for the North America, Central America and Caribbean Division. He also previously held executive positions in the hospitality and housing sectors at LQ Management LLC (La Quinta Inns and Suites) and in the retail sector in executive positions with Hechinger/Home Quarters/Builders Square.

Jeff commented, “It’s an exciting time to join Squire Patton Boggs, as the firm continues to grow its Hospitality sector team to the further serve the changing needs of clients. I look forward to complementing the firm’s talented team with my knowledge of and experience in the industry.”

joe Joe joins us as an Associate in our Columbus, Ohio office. His practice focuses on advising and defending employers in all aspects of labor and employment matters, including claims arising under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA and the Equal Pay Act. He advises clients regarding compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and regulations, and he has experience defending employers from claims in state and federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitrations. Prior to joining us, Joe was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio.

On why he chose our firm, Joe said “I joined Squire Patton Boggs because I wanted the challenge of practicing law in a variety of jurisdictions and because I liked the team atmosphere in the Labor and & Employment practice group.”

Joe can be reached by phone at (614) 365-2786 or by email at joseph.dandrea@squirepb.com.