National Employment Law Firm Littler Mendelson Picks Erin Webber to Head Up New Kansas City Office

Kansas City, MO/June 1, 2006 -- Littler Mendelson, the nation's largest employment and labor law firm, announced today that Erin Webber, Esq. will lead the firm's expansion into Missouri and Kansas with the opening of a Kansas City office.

For Littler, the Kansas City office is the firm's 36th office. Littler's presence in Missouri and Kansas fortifies the firm's strong national presence and increases the resources it can offer existing and prospective clients.

"We've been facing increasing demands from our existing clients to do work for them in Missouri and Kansas," said Larry Marquess, the office managing shareholder in Littler's Denver office. "Establishing a presence in Kansas City allows us to provide the best service to our clients, as well as to expand our services to new markets," Marquess said.

The Kansas City office will be led by Erin Webber, and will expand as the regional practice grows. "I see Littler as the gold standard in labor and employment law," said Webber. "Littler and I share an unwavering commitment to client service and I am excited to be able to offer Missouri and Kansas employers the unparalleled resources of the Littler team."

Ms. Webber represents companies in various employment matters, with an emphasis on employment discrimination on the basis of sex, age, race and disability, retaliation and workplace harassment. She also assists employers with employee and managerial training, onsite investigations, and other preventative measures. Before joining Littler Mendelson, Ms. Webber defended clients in employment lawsuits with a law firm in St. Joseph and Kansas City. While there, she represented employers in lawsuits brought by employees asserting claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge, and First Amendment violations.

Ms. Webber received her J.D. from the University of Missouri in 1996, where she was awarded the Allen H. Park Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. She received her B.A. from the University of Missouri in 1993 and was a member of the University of Missouri Honors College. Webber served as a District 1 representative to the Young Lawyers Council of the Missouri Bar from 1999-2000, Executive Board Member in 2000, and is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Group of the Missouri Bar. She is also a Charter member of the Young Litigator's Forum of Kansas City.

Webber is admitted to practice in the Kansas federal court, the Colorado and Missouri state and federal courts, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Eighth and Tenth Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.

About Littler Mendelson

With nearly 500 attorneys in 36 offices 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. Its affiliated global migration practice, Littler Global, provides support to major companies in moving employees around the world. For more information, visit