Jan. 6, 2017 Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton Elevates Two Associates to Partner

Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton is pleased to announce that it has promoted Joanne Alnajjar Buser and Jeffrey P. Michalowski to be partners in the firm.  Their promotion is effective January 1, 2017.

Joanne Buser worked as a labor and employment lawyer in New York City prior to joining Paul, Plevin in 2014.  She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. She has been named a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star for the past two years and was named to the San Diego Business Journal’s Best of the Bar in 2016.  In 2017, Ms. Buser is Chair of the Labor & Employment Section of the San Diego County Bar Association.  She has devoted her legal career to the representation of employers, providing advice and defending a wide range of employment-related litigation.

Jeff Michalowski joined Paul, Plevin in 2013.  Previously, he worked as a labor and employment lawyer in San Francisco.  He is a graduate of Harvard Law School.  He provides advice and counsel to employers and also defends both individual and class actions lawsuits.  Most recently, Mr. Michalowski was part of the Paul, Plevin team that obtained a defense verdict in a first-of-its kind jury trial of a former law student’s claim that she enrolled in law school based on the school’s misrepresentation of its graduates’ employment prospects. 

Fred Plevin, Paul Plevin’s managing partner, said: “Joanne and Jeff have both shown that they are great lawyers and people.  We are thrilled to welcome them to our partnership and look forward to watching them develop into two of California’s best employment lawyers.”

Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton, established in 1998, is recognized as one of California’s top management-side labor and employment law firms and was recently named the only San Diego law firm with across-the-board first tier rankings from U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers for the seventh straight year.  The firm’s 29 lawyers represent employers throughout California.

For additional information about Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP please contact Fred Plevin, Managing Partner at fplevin@paulplevin.com.