Littler Mendelson Welcomes Stacey E. James; Strengthens San Diego Presence

San Diego, CA/ February 1, 2007 -- Littler Mendelson, the nation's largest labor and employment law firm, continues its expansion with the addition of its newest Shareholder, Stacey E. James, to Littler's San Diego office.

Ms. James comes to Littler from the San Diego office of Sheppard Mullin, where she defended employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, defamation, invasion of privacy, workplace violence, overtime and other wage/hour issues, class actions, and related matters.

Prior to her legal career, Ms. James worked as a human resources professional, and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resource Certification Institute of the Society for Human Resource Management. Ms. James has practiced exclusively in the field of labor and employment law, with an emphasis on advising management on wage and hour matters, employee discipline and termination, employment policies and procedures, employee benefits, and fair employment practices.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome an attorney of Stacey's caliber to the firm. She is joining an already outstanding lineup of employment and labor lawyers, and her collective experience and client base will add considerably to the strength and momentum of the San Diego office," said Jeremy Roth, office managing shareholder of Littler's San Diego Office.

"As an employment attorney, I've long admired Littler from afar. I am thrilled to join its San Diego office and to have the opportunity to offer Littler's national resources and experience to my clients," said James.

As a long-time San Diegan, Ms. James is active in the San Diego business community, where she frequently lectures for employer organizations such as the San Diego Employers Association, North County Personnel Association and the San Diego Chapter of the American Payroll Association. Further, she has guest lectured for the University of California at San Diego and San Diego State University among others. Ms. James is also an active volunteer for Mama's Kitchen, a non-profit charitable organization that provides meals to San Diego County residents living with HIV and AIDS.

Ms. James earned her B.S. in Human Resources Management, from San Diego State University in 1991, and her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1996. She is admitted to practice in California.

About Littler Mendelson

With nearly 600 attorneys and 41 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

About Littler Global

Littler Mendelson's Global Corporate Migration Group is dedicated to the practice of global business immigration and nationality law and related employment matters. Its attorneys have more than six decades of experience in all phases of immigration and employment law. This group of specialists is unique among immigration law firms in that its focus under one law firm includes migration into and out of the U.S. as well as migration among non-U.S. countries. For more information, visit