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As news broke that Verizon and the striking unions reached a tentative agreement after lengthy negotiations involving company executives, Michael Hanlon, a shareholder in our Labor & Employment section, offered the following comments to The Philadelphia Inquirer:

"It shows the concern the administration had in getting this resolved, that they would put that kind of resources into it," said Michael Hanlon, a longtime management-side employment lawyer and a partner in the Philadelphia firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

Hanlon said it was also unusual for a corporate chairman to be involved in negotiations.

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