The national law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP announced that Erica K. Rocush has joined its Phoenix office as a partner. Rocush focuses her practice on employment litigation. Notably, she counsels management on employee discrimination, breach of contract, policy drafting and training and employee accommodation claims. Rocush also guides employers on wage and hour and collective actions involving employee misclassification and failure to provide overtime pay or rest breaks. She represents clients across various industries, including construction, aerospace, manufacturing, education, retail and healthcare on violations of Arizona, California and federal law.
“Erica is a great complement to our expanding regional footprint and to our growing team in Phoenix,” said Timothy McCulloch and Stephen Tully, co-partners-in-charge of Hinshaw’s Phoenix office. “Erica’s experience will boost our labor and employment capabilities and will help guide clients on a growing number of regional and national regulations.”
Rocush is the fifth attorney to join Hinshaw’s Phoenix office since March. She follows on the addition of McCulloch and Tully and the addition of Randy J. Aoyama and Bradley H. Logan. Rocush also advises and counsels clients on best practices for avoiding litigation and on employee-related policies and procedures, including performing handbook analysis for compliance with state and federal laws, conducting exemption status analysis and advising on discipline and termination decisions, drafting handbooks and policies and providing training on such policies.
“Hinshaw’s full range of practice areas to provide legal solutions to my clients were attractive to me,” said Rocush. “I am excited to join such a stellar team of attorneys and further Hinshaw’s abilities in the labor and employment space.”
Rocush earned her B.A. from DePauw University in 1996 and her J.D. from University of Arizona Rogers College of Law in 2001. In law school, she assisted on the NAFTA Chapter 20 Arbitration Panel and was named a Dean’s Achievement Award Scholar. She also was the managing editor of the Arizona Law Review and participated in an international trade law program while at the University of Arizona. Ms. Rocush is fluent in French and Spanish.