Diversity & Inclusion: It is who we are and what we do.

Diversity & Inclusion is an important part of Littler’s identity, ingrained in our values, goals and achievements. Our employees come from different backgrounds, bringing their distinct perspectives that enrich our culture, enhance our work, and make us a stronger and smarter firm.

As the nation’s largest employment and labor law firm, we have formed an experienced, diverse team of lawyers and professional staff who understand and embrace the dynamics of a constantly evolving workforce.

Our Firm

At Littler, we view diversity as a core cultural value that is critical to our continued success. We are committed to the recruitment and retention of top-tier talent to support our growth and understand the needs of our diverse clients, suppliers and employees.

Our People

Internal success can only be achieved by hiring people across the full spectrum of diversity, which may include, but is not limited to, gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, culture, marital status, and physical abilities. It takes diverse talents, ideas, and perspectives to solve today’s challenges in the workplace.

Our Clients

The insight and talent of our diverse and inclusive workforce has proven to serve our clients’ interests. Littler’s Employment Law Training capabilities and Diversity & Inclusion Client Services Compliance Programs provide businesses with the tools they need to recognize and utilize diversity and inclusion to the fullest extent. Littler’s practice groups are represented by lawyers who embody the full spectrum of diversity, thus sharing their unique and valuable perspectives with our clients.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

I am very proud of what we’ve done with regards to diversity and inclusion for so many reasons. I joined the firm as an out lesbian. Littler enabled me to give back to my community in a way that I didn’t see possible at other firms. Here, I am not just tolerated, I’m embraced.

Lisa (Lee) A. Schreter
Lisa (Lee) A. Schreter, Chairperson of the Board

Affinity Groups

Littler’s affinity groups provide support, development and networking opportunities at the firm. They offer a forum for attorneys to create affinity-focused communication and programs. Members are able to have candid conversations about sharing strategies for success, including the enhancement of skill sets and business development planning. At the same time, these colleagues celebrate and embrace the unique qualities that each individual brings to Littler. The affinity groups develop initiatives and hold in-person and virtual meetings, which allow its members to share the true spirit and values that they bring to the firm. Participation in the affinity groups is open to all firm employees.

The affinity groups develop initiatives and hold in-person and virtual meetings, which allow its members to share the true spirit and values that they bring to the firm.


Bollo provides support, development and networking opportunities for African-American attorneys and professional staff.


Pride provides support, development and networking opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally attorneys and professional staff.


'Ohana provides support, development and networking opportunities for Asian, South Asian and Pacific Islander-American attorneys and professional staff.


Reunión provides support, development and networking opportunities for Hispanic and Latino-American attorneys and professional staff.

Women's Leadership Initiative

We formed our Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) in 2008. The initiative focuses on developing and retaining women leaders because we value the importance of having women leaders at every level of the firm.

“With the relatively new and more formalized Women’s Leadership Initiative, Littler has elevated the advancement of women within Littler to a noted priority within the firm.”

Linda O. Headley
Linda O. Headley, Shareholder

Littler Diversity by the Numbers

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion starts at the top and is emphasized at every level of our firm. We live and breathe it. It influences our work and is vital to our future. This is an exciting time at Littler, as the firm looks toward a continued commitment to enhancing efforts both inside and outside the firm.

Diversity & Inclusion Council

The Diversity & Inclusion Council is responsible for creating, implementing and reviewing firm wide diversity and inclusion strategies. Knowing that progress demands resources, we allow non-billable time for relevant events and provide financial support for our lawyers and staff to be able to participate in these initiatives.

Vendor Diversity

At Littler, we recognize the importance of diversity & inclusion for the long-term success of our firm. Our commitment is to build a strong, diverse and inclusive supplier base.