Littler Mendelson Welcomes Douglas Smith to Seattle Office

Seattle, WA/ April 16, 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 Smith, to its Seattle office.

Mr. Smith's focus is advising employers on compliance with a wide variety of employment law subject areas, including federal and state wage and hour requirements and the USA Patriot Act. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Smith has represented numerous clients in complex class action litigation and has defended many well-known national and regional companies. In addition to defending clients in litigation, Mr. Smith also assists employers in responding to wage and hour investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.

"Doug thrives on handling complex matters and is highly regarded in both the business and legal communities. We are delighted to welcome him to the Littler team," said Seattle Office Managing Shareholder, Douglas Mooney.

Mr. Smith received his B.A.. from Stanford University in 1982 and his J.D. from the University of Oregon in 1987. He is a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow and an active member of both the Employment Law Committee of the Association of Washington Business and the Employment Law Advisory Committee to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Prior to joining Littler, Mr. Smith was a shareholder at Lane Powell, where he was chair of the firm's Class Action Litigation Group and Co-Chair of the firm's Wage and Hour Group.

"I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Littler firm," said Smith. "For someone like me, who makes his living defending employers in wage and hour litigation and other employment matters, it just doesn't get any better than this. Littler's national reputation, and nationwide network of experienced employment law attorneys, will be a tremendous resource for both me and my clients."

About Littler Mendelson

With more than 600 attorneys and 42 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