Littler Mendelson Welcomes Alison Hightower to San Francisco Office

San Francisco, CA/January 4, 2007 -- Littler Mendelson, the nation's largest labor and employment law firm, is pleased to announce the arrival of its newest shareholder, Alison Hightower, to its San Francisco office.

Ms. Hightower's focus is in counseling and representing employers in a wide array of employment disputes, which include disability discrimination, invasion of privacy, defamation, unfair competition and breach of contract, to name a few. Ms. Hightower has over twenty years of experience in litigating a wide variety of matters in federal and state courts.

"Alison is known for her commitment to excellence and is a welcome addition to our San Francisco office," said San Francisco Office Managing Shareholder, Rich Hill. "We are always on the lookout for high-quality labor and employment partners, and we have found another one in Alison."

Ms. Hightower received her B.A. from Claremont McKenna College magna cum laude in 1980, and her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1983. She is a member of the San Francisco Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the state of California. Prior to joining Littler, she was a partner at Nossaman, Gunther, Knox & Elliot, LLP, where she practiced for the past 17 years.

About Littler Mendelson

With more than 530 attorneys and 38 offices in major metropolitan areas nationwide, Littler Mendelson is the largest law firm in the United States devoted exclusively to representing management in employment, employee benefits and labor law matters. The firm's client base ranges from Fortune 500 companies to small-business owners. Established in 1942, the firm has litigated, mediated and negotiated some of the most influential cases and labor contracts in the nation's history. For more information, visit www.littler.com.