Littler Increases Attorney Ranks in Dallas with the Addition of Celeste R. Yeager

DALLAS, TX (October 21, 2013) –Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), the world’s largest employment and labor law firm representing management, has added Celeste R. Yeager as a shareholder to the firm’s Dallas office. Yeager, previously a partner with Gardere and vice chair of its Hospitality Industry Team, brings a comprehensive labor and employment litigation and counseling practice to Littler.

“Celeste has a well-rounded labor and employment practice and we are pleased to welcome her as the newest member to our Dallas office,” said Earl “Chip” Jones, office managing shareholder of the Dallas office. “Her extensive legal background will bring tremendous value to the firm as we continue to help clients address escalating and increasingly complex litigation related to employment issues.”

Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law, Yeager represents clients in a wide variety of employment disputes, including class and collective actions before local, state and federal courts. Her counseling and litigation experience includes: the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

In addition to her litigation practice, Yeager has a traditional labor practice representing clients with organized workforces before the National Labor Relations Board and counseling clients on avoiding union organizing, handling campaigns, and negotiating collective bargaining agreements.  She also analyzes employment issues related to corporate transactions, including asset and stock purchase agreements, and drafts and enforces employment agreements, non- compete and confidentially agreements, and severance agreements.

“I am delighted to be joining such a reputable employment and labor law firm,” commented Yeager. “Littler’s talent pool and depth of resources are unmatched and I look forward to working with the team in Dallas to continue to deliver the highest quality legal services to clients throughout Texas and beyond.”

Yeager has published extensively on a broad range of labor and employment issues and is a sought after speaker presenting at both internal events and industry conferences.  Additionally, she has been called upon by the media for commentary on a variety of labor and employment issues and has been featured in electronic and print media.

Active in the community, Yeager currently serves as board member of the Fine Arts Chamber Players and is a member of Attorneys Serving the Community. She is also a member of the Dallas Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. She is listed in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America in Litigation – Labor and Employment and was recognized by Thomson Reuters Business as a Rising Star in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2011-2013 in Labor and Employment.

Yeager received her J.D. from Baylor Law School and earned her B.A. from Baylor University.

About Littler Mendelson

Littler Mendelson is the world’s largest employment and labor law firm exclusively devoted to representing management.  With over 980 attorneys and 57 offices throughout the U.S. and globally, Littler has extensive resources to address the needs of U.S.-based and multi-national clients from navigating domestic and international employment laws and labor relations issues to applying corporate policies worldwide. Established in 1942, the firm has litigated, mediated and negotiated some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record.