(January 6, 2023) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, is pleased to announce that shareholder Erik C. Johnson has been named Executive Program Director of Littler CaseSmart (LCS) and Littler onDemand (LoD).
Johnson succeeds shareholder Scott Forman, founder of LCS and LoD, who was named Littler’s Chief Data Officer last year. In his prior role as Senior Program Director of LCS and LoD, Johnson was actively involved in overseeing the legal operations of both platforms, and he has been working closely with Forman over the past several months to prepare for this new position.
“LCS and LoD are core pieces of our innovation strategy and approach to leveraging data analytics, efficient workflow and unique staffing models to better serve our clients,”said Erin Webber, Littler’s managing director and president. “With a unique combination of capabilities in reengineering legal processes, overseeing financial metrics and performance, and mentoring team members, Erik is the ideal fit to take on this important leadership role. We look forward to his continued contributions to the success of LCS and LoD.”
Johnson joined the LCS team in 2014 and has since taken on positions with increasing operational and managerial responsibility. As Executive Program Director, he will make recommendations and guide the strategic direction and continued evolution of both platforms to stay ahead of client and team needs. With years of experience as an employment law attorney, and well-versed in legal project management, and the unique staffing model and data-driven analysis that have facilitated the expansion of LCS and LoD, Erik will oversee the firm’s team of Program Directors, Program Managers and operational specialists who manage the platforms’ legal operations, processes, revenue growth and profitability.
“With an economic downturn looming, there will inevitably be even greater market demand for the enhanced processes, value-based legal services and data-driven insights that LCS and LoD deliver,” said Johnson. “It’s been an honor to work alongside Scott and firm leadership for the past eight years and to improve the ways we serve clients and arm them with insights to meet their business goals. I’m excited to take the reins of LCS and LoD and work with our talented team in this next chapter of the platforms’ growth.”
Launched in 2010, LCS reengineered the process of managing employment litigation through a combination of data-driven technology, innovative staffing models and enhanced workflows. The platform has proven to provide cost efficiencies, enhance quality and consistency, and deliver insights that help clients spot patterns of potential business risk and guide legal strategy.
LoD applies the same combination of technology, staffing and project management to employment law advice and counsel. Launched in 2019, LoD provides companies with quick, consistent and thorough answers to workplace legal questions, as well as data-driven insights to identify trends, manage risk and drive stronger business decisions.
With more than 1,700 labor and employment attorneys in offices around the world, Littler provides workplace solutions that are local, everywhere. Our diverse global team and proprietary technology foster a culture that celebrates original thinking, delivering groundbreaking innovation that prepares employers for what’s happening today, and what’s likely to happen tomorrow.