PHILADELPHIA (January 30, 2023) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added Andrea M. Kirshenbaum as a shareholder in its Philadelphia office. Kirshenbaum was previously a principal at Post & Schell, where she chaired the firm’s Employment and Labor Practice Group.
“Andrea brings an impressive and wide-ranging skillset that will benefit our clients as they face new legal and regulatory challenges in 2023 and beyond,” said Erin Webber, Littler’s managing director and president. “Her dedication to providing proactive counsel and guidance to employers to facilitate their compliance with federal, state and local employments laws – as well as her passion for developing effective litigation strategies and securing favorable outcomes when disputes do arise – are right in line with our approach to serving clients. We are excited to welcome her to the team.”
Kirshenbaum’s practice focuses on providing counsel on compliance with wage and hour laws and defending employers in federal and state courts against litigation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state laws relating to wages, pay practices and worker classifications. She regularly represents employers in complex class and collective actions involving a variety of employment-related disputes. Kirshenbaum has experience working with clients in a range of industries, including construction, commercial real estate, energy, financial services, health care and pharmaceuticals, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, and technology.
“With a host of new employment laws going into effect this year – many of which involve novel wage and pay-related stipulations – Andrea’s depth of experience across industry sectors and state and federal laws make her precisely the kind of attorney employers need to navigate this challenging landscape,” said William Leahy, Littler’s Philadelphia office managing shareholder. “A strong voice on the evolving world of work and a tireless advocate for her clients, Andrea will be a terrific addition to our Philadelphia office.”
In addition to wage and hour issues, Kirshenbaum counsels and represents employers in a wide-range of matters that arise in the employer-employee relationship, including those involving discrimination and harassment claims, leave and disability accommodation, and trade secrets and restrictive covenants. She also represents employers in government investigations, audits of employment policies and practices, and labor relations matters.
“The strength of Littler’s global platform, depth of its resources, and unsurpassed talent of its attorneys is impressive,” said Kirshenbaum. “I’m thrilled for the opportunity to grow my practice, tackle new challenges, and collaborate with an exceptional team at the forefront of labor and employment law.”
A prolific author and speaker, Kirshenbaum regularly writes and presents on legal and regulatory developments impacting the workplace and serves as the wage and hour columnist for The Legal Intelligencer. In 2022, she was appointed to the Civil Rules Advisory Committee of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Kirshenbaum also serves as a board member of the Duke Philadelphia Regional Board, the Asperger & Autism Alliance for Greater Philadelphia (ASCEND), and the Committee of Seventy (a nonprofit organization that advocates for better government in Philadelphia), as well as vice president of the board of directors of OROT (a special education initiative in the Jewish day schools in the Philadelphia region).
Kirshenbaum received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School; her M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania; and her A.B., cum laude, from Duke University.
With approximately 1,700 labor and employment attorneys in offices around the world, Littler provides workplace solutions that are local, everywhere. Our diverse global team and proprietary technology foster a culture that celebrates original thinking, delivering groundbreaking innovation that prepares employers for what’s happening today, and what’s likely to happen tomorrow.