Littler Earns Top Rankings In 2013 Vault Guide
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 27, 2012) - Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), the world’s largest employment and labor law firm representing management, has earned top rankings in the newly-released 2013 edition of the Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms. In addition to earning top diversity rankings in a number of categories, the firm was highly ranked as one of the top overall labor and employment firms for the ninth consecutive year. Littler received accolades in the following categories:
- #2 – Labor and Employment (overall)
- #3 – Best Law Firm for Diversity
- #3 – Diversity for Women
- #4 – Diversity for Minorities
- #5 – Diversity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals
“We are proud of Littler’s consistent track record in landing among the top spots in Vault’s annual guide, particularly for our high rankings in the area of diversity,” said Marko Mrkonich, president and managing director of Littler. “Diversity is both a priority, as well as a way of life at Littler, and we remain committed to our vision of promoting an open and inclusive environment where all of our attorneys and staff can work collaboratively to provide clients with first-rate legal services.”
A highly-respected and widely-read publication, the Vault Guide ranks law firms in various categories based on evaluations by attorneys at the nation’s largest law firms about their own employers and other law firms in the U.S. The diversity rankings are based on internal surveys in which associates rated their own firm’s commitment to diversity with respect to women, minorities, and LGBT individuals.
Littler has long maintained a progressive approach to its internal diversity initiatives. The firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Council creates, implements and reviews firmwide diversity and inclusion strategies, and its various affinity groups provide support, development and networking opportunities at the firm. Littler’s Women’s Leadership Initiative focuses on developing and retaining women leaders with the goal of having women leaders at every level of the firm. Additionally, the firm’s support of LGBT initiatives remains a priority and Littler produced two videos in support of the international, “It Gets Better Project” started by LGBT activist and author Dan Savage. Littler also works to retain its attorneys through a mentorship program designed to promote associate development and inclusion. Finally, a number of the firm’s attorneys hold leadership positions in various diversity-focused professional organizations, and Littler actively recruits a diverse workforce via targeted outreach programs and job fairs.
Vault publishes more than 120 print and digital career guidebooks and is an indispensable resource for more than 2.5 million consumers worldwide, who use a mix of free and paid subscription content. Thousands of employers, including 70 of the Fortune 100, use Vault to reach a highly targeted audience of high-performance candidates. From branding to sourcing, research to off-line events, Vault provides a forum for the world’s best employers to attract and engage the world’s best candidates as they research their ambitious careers. In addition, Vault’s clients include more than 1,100 universities and graduate schools providing six million students globally with access to Vault’s Online Career Library database, as well as public libraries across the United States.
About Littler Mendelson
With over 900 attorneys and 56 offices throughout the U.S. and globally, Littler Mendelson is the world’s largest labor and employment firm exclusively devoted to representing management. As the only U.S. member of the Ius Laboris global alliance, Littler has extensive resources to address the needs of multinational clients, from navigating international employment laws and labor relations issues to applying corporate policies worldwide. Established in 1942, the firm has litigated, mediated and negotiated some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record.