Littler Named World’s Leading Law Firm for Management Labor and Employment Work

Firm Lands Top Spot on Who’s Who Legal

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 12, 2012) - Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), the world’s largest employment and labor law firm representing management, has been named the 2012 leading law firm in the world for management-side labor and employment work by Who’s Who Legal. This is the first time that the firm has earned this prestigious top spot. Additionally, 25 of the firm’s attorneys—the largest number of any firm—were recognized by the publication in its International Who’s Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers list for their superb client service and employment expertise.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized on a global level for our work, particularly as our international expansion continues to be a priority for the firm,” said Marko Mrkonich, president and managing director of Littler. “We continually strive to provide our clients with world-class labor and employment representation, and this recognition is indicative of our continued mission of delivering such superior legal services.”

Individual Littler attorneys included among the 2012 International Who’s Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers include: Philip Berkowitz (New York), Enrique Conde (Mexico City), Oscar De la Vega (Mexico City), Denise Drake (Kansas City), Margaret Hart Edwards (San Francisco), Wesley Fastiff (San Francisco), Adam Forman (Boston), Barry Hartstein (Chicago), John Kloosterman (San Francisco), Robert Long (Columbus), Johan Lubbe (New York), Garry Mathiason (San Francisco), Scott McDonald (Dallas), Bruce Millman (New York), Robert Millman (Los Angeles), Grady Murdock (Chicago), Terrence Murphy (Pittsburgh), Charles A. Powell (Birmingham), Paul Prather (Memphis), Jeremy Roth (San Diego), Monica Schiaffino (Monterrey, Mexico City), Joe Schwachter (San Francisco), John Skonberg (San Francisco), Peter Susser (Washington, D.C.) and Ariel Weindling (Los Angeles).

Who’s Who Legal editor-in-chief Callum Campbell added, “Littler Mendelson stands out as the world’s leading firm in this discipline, and the caliber and expertise of its lawyers are globally-recognized by clients and peers alike.”

Based exclusively on the findings of an independent six-month research process that encompasses feedback from private practitioners, clients and other experts in the sector, Who’s Who Legal lists the top lawyers in each practice area. Only attorneys who score the highest according to the publication’s independent international research criteria are included, and purchasing entry into the publication is not permitted. The awards are based on a number of factors, including general feedback received in the research process, past performance in the research and the overall aggregate number of weighted votes cast in in an attorneys’ favor.

The International Who’s Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers list is part of a compendium edition of all the individual Who’s Who Legal publications which covers 31 practice areas and over 100 countries. The publication is distributed to thousands of corporate counsel and private practice lawyers from around the world, and is also available on and is updated daily.

About Who’s Who Legal

Since 1996, Who’s Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law. In total, the Who’s Who website features over 10,000 of the world's leading private practice lawyers from over 100 national jurisdictions. The service is designed to reduce the short-term costs incurred in finding a lawyer, but more significantly, to minimize the transactional expense and risk of receiving poor counsel. is updated on a daily basis to reflect developments in an increasingly volatile marketplace. Who’s Who Legal is published by Law Business Research Limited.

About Littler Mendelson

With over 900 attorneys and 56 offices throughout the U.S. and globally, Littler Mendelson is the world’s largest labor and employment firm exclusively devoted to representing management. As the only U.S. member of the Ius Laboris global alliance, Littler has extensive resources to address the needs of multi-national clients, from navigating 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.