CLEVELAND (March 17, 2016) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has chosen Shareholder Edward “Eddie” Chyun to participate in the 2016 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows program. Since its launch in 2011, the ambitious landmark program identifies high-potential attorneys from diverse backgrounds and sets them on paths to leadership within their organizations.
“Eddie is a rising star within our firm who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, hard work and exemplary client service, and we congratulate him on his appointment to the LCLD’s Fellows Program,” said Bradley Sherman, office managing shareholder of Littler’s Cleveland office.
Following his January elevation to shareholder and November appointment to co-chair of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Committee, Chyun joins the largest ever class of LCLD Fellows, with 227 attorneys confirmed for the 2016 program. According to LCLD President Robert J. Grey, Jr., the LCLD Fellows Program offers participants “an extraordinarily rich year of relationship-building, in-person training, peer-group projects, and extensive contact with LCLD’s top leadership.”
Chyun’s sweeping legal experience spans across state and federal courts. Handling trials, appeals and arbitrations, he also advises clients on a broad range of issues, including wage and hour, discrimination and harassment, and unfair competition and trade secrets. As a litigator, Chyun regularly appears before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board and state equivalent agencies.
Active in professional and community organizations, Chyun is involved in a number of bar associations, and is a founding member and treasurer of the Asian American Bar Association of Ohio. He also serves on the Ohio Supreme Court’s Language Services Committee.
“We are incredibly excited about the number of diverse attorneys who are joining the LCLD Fellows program and about the quality of these individuals as well,” said Brad Smith, Chair of the LCLD Board and President of Microsoft Corp, in an LCLD press release.
“There are now 1,027 Fellows in this ground-breaking program,” Smith continued. “And each one of them benefits tremendously from this career development initiative. At the same time, they strengthen the profession itself, bringing fresh, dynamic perspectives to their own organizations.”
Chyun earned his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and his B.A. from the University of Southern California.
Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 240 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a truly diverse legal profession. The LCLD Fellows program, which has trained more than 800 mid-career attorneys since 2011, is one of LCLD’s most important initiatives. For information, visit www.lcldnet.org.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,000 attorneys in over 70 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.