We don't often use this blog to toot our own horn. However, in keeping with the New Year we thought it appropriate to announce a significant new addition to our growing Los Angeles Office.Howard D. Fabrick has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the Labor and Employment Law Department and Entertainment and Music Practice Group. Howard previously was a partner in the Los Angeles office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and prior to that was a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP. He started his career with Region 21 of the NLRB. Howard is a nationally recognized labor and employment attorney, who brings more than 40 years of experience to Barnes & Thornburg. His arrival helps deepen the firm’s already strong capabilities in representing employers in union matters, including collective bargaining and counseling, particularly in the entertainment industry. Howard was named Best Lawyer’s 2012 Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law-Management in Los Angeles. He is the 16th attorney to join Barnes & Thornburg’s Los Angeles office which opened just a little more than 10 months ago in February, 2011. Howard joins Barnes & Thornburg’s existing group of labor lawyers who recently were recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s-Best Law Firms (2011) as one of only 18 firms in the country that warranted a Tier 1 National Labor Law practice. A copy of our Firm's announcement can be found here.