(January 3, 2017) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has elevated 24 attorneys to shareholder and principal status, effective January 1, 2017.
“This new class of elevated attorneys has demonstrated exceptional client service, strategic focus and leadership skills,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler, in a joint statement. “We are also proud that these individuals represent the diverse culture of Littler, encompassing the array of backgrounds, perspectives and talents it takes to enrich our firm.”
Of the 24 elevated attorneys, nearly 80 percent identify as ethnically diverse, female or LGBTQ. Additionally, six of the new shareholders participated in Littler’s award-winning Career Advocacy Program, which matches high-performing, diverse associates with firm leaders who facilitate mentorship and career development.
The newly elected shareholders and their office locations are:
- Ethan Balsam – District of Columbia
- Barbara Blackburn – Sacramento
- David Broderick – Newark
- Daniel Gonzalez – Los Angeles
- Jennifer Harpole – Denver
- Maria Harrington – Irvine
- Christine Hogan – New York
- John Hong – San Francisco
- Erik Hult – Columbus
- Kayvan Iradjpanah – Los Angeles
- Meredith Kaufman – New York
- Kevin Koligian – Fresno
- Shin-I Lowe – Miami
- Maiko Nakarai-Kanivas – Walnut Creek
- Shella Neba – Atlanta
- Aurelio Pérez – San Francisco
- Sarah Ross – Los Angeles
- Lauren Schwartzreich – New York
- Kellie Tabor – Seattle
- Jennifer Warberg – Portland, OR
- Jill Weimer – Pittsburgh
- Amy Ryder Wentz – Cleveland
- Russell Zimmerer – Dallas
Lilanthi Ravishankar, based in San Jose, was also elevated from knowledge management counsel to principal.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,200 attorneys in over 75 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single-source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for 75 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing member entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.