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Clark Hill Adds Litigation/Labor & Employment Senior Counsel Jeffrey Lorek in Washington, DC

April 21, 2020

Clark Hill today announced that Jeffrey J. Lorek has joined the firm as Senior Counsel in both the Litigation and Labor and Employment groups in the Washington, DC office. Lorek has an expansive complex and commercial litigation background, with specialized training and expertise in traditional labor law and employment litigation.

Lorek was an associate in the Complex Civil Litigation Practice Group at Thorp Reed & Armstrong in Pittsburgh from 2004-2007, before the firm merged with Clark Hill in 2013 to form Clark Hill Thorp Reed. 

“We are delighted to have Jeff back at the firm,” said Thomas K. Ragland, Member in Charge of Clark Hill’s Washington, D.C. office. “The level of litigation experience that he brings back to the firm, combined with the strong relationships that he’s maintained at Clark Hill, make Jeff a great fit, both professionally and culturally.”

Lorek primarily represents clients in commercial and contract disputes; employment and compensation issues; trade secrets, employee mobility and restrictive covenant matters; discrimination, workplace harassment and hostile work environment cases; traditional labor-management relations; government contractor compliance issues; and federal sector employment, USERRA and military affairs.  He has practiced before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, private mediators and arbitrators, FINRA, and military courts. 

Immediately before joining Clark Hill, Lorek was Special Counsel in the Employment Law and Litigation practice group at a Global 20 law firm. He previously served for 10 years in various capacities in the U.S. Air Force JAG Corps, including as agency counsel at Headquarters Air Force as a Chief of Employment Litigation, and as Deputy Chief of the Air Force’s Labor Relations Branch. 

“I am thrilled to be back at the firm where I began my legal career, as over the years I have maintained close relationships with my former colleagues,” said Lorek. “I look forward to furthering those relationships, creating new ones, and working with clients to help them through these very challenging times and beyond.”

Lorek is a decorated veteran, having served tours in Afghanistan and Qatar as a fiscal law attorney with Headquarters, U.S. Forces Afghanistan; as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate in support of refueling operations during the Libyan war; and as the Chief of Administrative Law for Joint Task Force Guantanamo; and he continues to serve as a Deputy Staff Judge Advocate in the Air National Guard at a fighter wing. Lorek has maintained a current Top Secret/SCI security clearance.

Lorek earned an LL.M. with highest honors from George Washington University Law School, with a concentration in Labor & Employment Law, a J.D. cum laude from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he was Managing Editor of the Cleveland-State Law Review,  and a B.S. in Finance from Pennsylvania State University, where he was a member of the National Honors Society. He is a member of the Exchequer Club of Washington, DC and is involved as an alumni judge in moot court events at George Washington University Law School.

About Clark Hill

Clark Hill is an international law firm with multidisciplinary practices that draw on its attorneys’ industry and policy knowledge, deeply held shared values, and global network of premier firms and advisors to provide innovative legal solutions and client service excellence worldwide.

As one of the largest law firms in the United States with more than 650 attorneys and professionals in 23 offices across the nation, as well as offices in Dublin and Mexico City, Clark Hill is everywhere its clients require high quality legal representation. Please visit the firm’s website at or follow the firm on Twitter @ClarkHillLaw.

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