VanDerGinst Law P.C. added Athena A. Farmakis as a partner.With more than 25 years of litigation experience, Farmakis’ career encompasses 67 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials in complex and media-sensitive cases.She previously worked as a Cook County assistant state’s attorney for more than 20 years.• Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added Grant T. Pecor as a partner in its labor and employment practice. Pecor will work out of the firm’s Grand Rapids and Chicago offices.Pecor limits …