Littler , the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, exceeded the 1,000 attorney milestone this month with continued lateral recruitment and the expansion of the firm’s presence in Latin America. Established in 1942, Littler, a EACCNY member, has grown to more than 60 offices in major metropolitan areas nationwide and globally.
“This achievement underscores the firm’s commitment to attract the highest level of legal talent, which has been instrumental in advancing our leading global platform of specialized labor and employment services,” said Thomas Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler, in a joint statement. “Although hitting the 1,000 attorney mark is a significant milestone, our main focus remains on providing superior quality and client service to the global employer community.”
Littler’s recent expansion into Central and South America and the arrival of numerous high profile lateral shareholders across multiple offices led to the firm achieving the 1,000 attorney milestone. Significant hires this year include: JoAnna Brooks and Douglas Bria (San Francisco); Don Prophete and Nikki Howell (Kansas City); Anjanette Cabrera (New York); Irene Gallagher (Miami); Damon Hart (Boston); Tamika Nordstrom and Jeff Mintz (Atlanta); Maury Baskin (Washington, D.C.); Joycelyn Stevenson (Nashville); Curt Graham (Los Angeles); and Mike Moffatt (Indianapolis), among others.
Littler has been providing clients with employment and labor law solutions for more than 70 years. Below is a brief snapshot of some of the firm’s significant milestones:
- The firm’s history is marked with rapid business development beginning early on in a post-World War environment. By the 1970s, Littler had helped employers understand the changing labor and employment laws stemming from the Civil Rights movement and had grown to 50 attorneys in its California offices.
- The firm continued to expand nationwide throughout the 1990s and in 1996, formed an alliance with Employment Law Learning Technologies (ELT) to provide employers with effective compliance and risk management solutions through online education.
- In October 2010, Littler opened its 50th office, the first international location, in Caracas, Venezuela and further expanded internationally opening two offices in Mexico in 2012. In the U.S., the firm has also opened new offices in Nashville, Memphis and Morgantown in recent years.
- In October 2013, Littler combined with Colombian law firm Godoy Córdoba Abogados and Costa Rican law firm BDS Asesores solidifying the firm’s position as the leading provider of labor and employment solutions in the Latin American region and around the globe.