Littler Mendelson Welcomes Doug Parker to its Portland Office

Portland, OR/ July 25, 2007 -- Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), the nation's largest employment and labor law firm, is pleased to announce the arrival of its newest shareholder, Douglas S. Parker, to its Portland office.

Mr. Parker joins Littler from Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP, where he was a partner and chair of the firm's West Coast labor and employment practice. He represents Oregon and Alaska employers in state and federal trial and appellate courts in a broad variety of employment claims, including wrongful discharge and associated torts, EEO, FMLA, sexual harassment, disabilities, wage and hour, unfair competition and ERISA. Mr. Parker also handles union/management issues for employers, including representation and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, grievance and interest arbitrations, union election challenges, and collective bargaining.

"We have known Doug for many years and are very excited to have him join the Portland office. His skills and experience will further strengthen our ability to serve our clients in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska," said Portland Office Managing Shareholder, Howard Rubin.

Mr. Parker received his B.A., with high honors, from Oregon State University in 1976 and his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law in 1981. He is past chair of the Employment Law Section of the Alaska Bar Association and a current member of the Oregon State Bar, Alaska Bar Association, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, and American Employment Law Council.

"I enjoyed my prior firm and leave many friends. However, I have long been impressed with Littler's labor and employment resources and believe them to be of tremendous benefit to employers in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. I look forward to working with my new colleagues in the Northwest and throughout the firm," said Parker.

About Littler Mendelson

With more than 600 attorneys and 43 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