Magdalen “Mag” Blessey Bickford ’83 (general studies), J.D. ’86, has joined McGlinchey Stafford’s New Orleans office and Labor & Employment practice as of counsel. Bickford represents management in labor and employment litigation. She also consults employers on best practices in the workplace, provides guidance on policy and procedure drafting and implementation, conducts management training and education, and provides other general legal counsel. Bickford has litigated, lectured, and counseled extensively in all areas of labor and employment law. Bickford previously served as vice president of human resources and corporate counsel for The SunShine Pages, a regional independent telephone directory company headquartered in Louisiana, and worked as an attorney with the Jackson Lewis law firm in New Orleans. She is actively involved in a number of professional and civic organizations, including local, state, and national bar associations; the Women's Professional Council of New Orleans; the Society of Human Resources Management; and Lambeth House, among others. Bickford has been recognized in Chambers USA, Louisiana Super Lawyers, and The Best Lawyers in America and has received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell. She was also recognized as one of New Orleans CityBusiness’ Women of the Year in 2009.