Partner Welch Named Chair of Barley Snyder Employment Practice Group

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Partner Welch Named Chair of Barley Snyder Employment Practice Group

Press Release Date: January 2, 2020

Related Professionals: Jill Sebest Welch
Related Practice Areas: Employee Benefits, Employment, Employment Litigation, Immigration and Labor Law

Media Contact: Michael Sadowski, Communications Coordinator or 717-208-8842

For Immediate Release 

Lancaster, Pa. – Barley Snyder is pleased to announce that partner Jill Sebest Welch has been named the new chair of the firm’s Employment Practice Group.

Welch joined the firm in 2005, and brings nearly two decades of legal experience to her new leadership role. In addition to the Employment Practice Group, she also is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and the Food & Agribusiness, Construction and Banking industry groups. She has been named a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” for seven years, and is a graduate of the Rutgers Law School in New Jersey.

The move took effect Jan. 1. Welch succeeds past chair Jennifer Craighead Carey, a partner at the firm who will continue her excellent service to clients as a member of the practice group.

“David Keller and Jennifer Craighead Carey, the two immediate past chairs of our group, spent years establishing the type of client-focused service the group has come to be known and respected for,” Welch said. “It is my intention to continue their legacy to position Barley Snyder as the preeminent legal resource for businesses in central Pennsylvania in all areas of employment law compliance and risk management, litigation, traditional labor, employee benefits, workers compensation, immigration, affirmative action, wage and hour litigation, employment contracts and non-compete matters, workplace investigations, training and education law.”

Craighead Carey said she has no doubt that she’s transferring the group’s leadership position to an exceptionally qualified candidate in Welch.

“Jill has been a vital asset both in our Employment Practice Group and at our firm for years,” Craighead Carey said. “The group certainly is in very capable hands not only now, but also in the long-term as well.”

About Barley Snyder

Barley Snyder is a law firm based in central Pennsylvania with more than 100 attorneys practicing from offices located in Lancaster, York, Reading, Harrisburg, Malvern, Hanover, Gettysburg and Schuylkill Haven, Pa., and Hunt Valley and Columbia, Md. The firm serves businesses, individuals and organizations in all major areas of civil law including: business, employment, immigration, employee benefits, finance & creditors’ rights, intellectual property, litigation, estate planning and administration, real estate, tax, construction, environment and energy, health care, education, municipal authority, hospitality, senior living, cybersecurity and food and agribusiness. | @BarleySnyder


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