CLEVELAND, OH (June 1, 2015) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, continues to attract top talent with the addition of Shareholders Patricia Krewson and Ryan Morley. Krewson and Morley, formerly with Jackson Lewis, will join the firm’s growing Cleveland office. The duo follows lateral shareholder groups that joined the firm earlier this year in Atlanta and Portland, Maine.
“Trish and Ryan offer a powerful combination of cross-industry knowledge and litigation and arbitration experience. We are fortunate to have them as part of the Littler team in Cleveland,” said Bradley Sherman, Cleveland’s office managing shareholder. “Their deep connections to the local business community and stellar reputations in the industry will certainly enhance our presence in Cleveland and beyond.”
Krewson and Morley bring significant experience in a range of labor and employment matters, as they counsel clients throughout Ohio and across the country.
Patricia Krewson has a multifaceted litigation practice, successfully representing corporations in a vast array of employment matters, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, harassment and other employment claims. She also counsels and defends employers of all sizes in cases arising under state and federal laws. She frequently works with clients responding to EEO claims before the EEOC and OCRC and counsels companies on preventative measures.
Krewson is a frequent speaker on employment law topics both at local and national seminars. She has been recognized in the industry as a leading lawyer and is also a member of several professional associations, including the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and its Women in Law and Labor and Employment Law Sections. Additionally, she is a member of DRI and its Women in Law and Labor and Employment Law groups. Krewson is an alumna of the YWCA of Greater Cleveland Women’s Leadership Boot Camp program and YWCA’s Leadership Initiative Mentoring Circles. She is also a member of WIN Cleveland.
“Littler’s reputation both locally and nationally for providing outstanding labor and employment legal service is impressive,” Krewson said. “Furthermore, the firm’s deep commitment to diversity and inclusion was extremely appealing. Being part of an organization that truly understands the importance of creating a culture that values all different backgrounds and perspectives is essential. I look forward to collaborating with the firm’s female and diverse attorneys to provide the best legal solutions for clients.”
Krewson earned her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University and her B.A. from Bowling Green State University.
Ryan Morley, recognized in the industry as a leading labor and employment attorney, represents employers before state and federal courts in complex litigation, including class and collective actions, and trade secret/non-competition matters. He also represents clients in arbitration, mediation and administrative hearings. He has extensive experience in wage and hour matters; employee hiring, discipline and termination, and matters involving alleged race, disability, sex, harassment, age and religious discrimination. Additionally, he handles labor negotiations, unfair labor practices and grievance arbitrations, and provides management and supervisory training. He has in-depth knowledge of franchise law, representing both franchisors and franchisees in labor and employment related matters. He also represents employers in the restaurant, manufacturing, and gaming industries.
“Littler is the most recognized labor and employment firm in the world,” said Morley. “Its depth of substantive resources, vast network of subject-matter experts, expansive geographic footprint and unparalleled approach to innovation are among the qualities that attracted me to Littler. I am excited to be part of a firm that will give me an expanded platform to serve the wide-ranging needs of employers.”
Morley earned his J.D., cum laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law and his undergraduate degree at Miami University.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,000 attorneys in over 60 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 over 70 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.