Littler Mendelson Announces the Promotion of 14 Associates to Shareholders

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 3, 2011) – Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), the nation’s largest employment and labor law firm representing management, is pleased to announce that 14 associates in firm offices throughout the country have been elevated to shareholder status. From San Francisco to New York to Atlanta, the new class of shareholders illustrates the firm’s investment in the future and its commitment to developing diverse talent.

"Each of our newest shareholders has demonstrated outstanding leadership, exceptional expertise in his or her specialized area of workplace law, and a commitment to providing excellent client service," said Marko Mrkonich, president and managing director of Littler. "Their elevation underscores both the tremendous growth and promising future of our firm."

The eight women and six men have practiced in a variety of areas, including employment discrimination, wage and hour litigation, arbitration, administrative law, employee benefits and unfair competition. They come from an array of backgrounds and bring perspectives and experience that enrich the Littler culture.

The newly-appointed shareholders are:

  • Gretchen Agena, Houston
  • Ebonee Hamilton-Lewis, Newark
  • Ryan Hammond, Seattle
  • Matthew Hank, Philadelphia
  • Kimberly Miers, Dallas
  • Connie Norton, San Francisco
  • Elena Paraskevas-Thadani, New York
  • George Pauta, New York
  • Michael Pedhirney, San Francisco
  • John Stembridge, Atlanta
  • Lisa Taggart, Philadelphia
  • Ian Wade, Los Angeles
  • Anne-Marie Waggoner, Walnut Creek
  • Alecia Winfield, Los Angeles

About Littler Mendelson

With over 800 attorneys and 50 offices, Littler Mendelson is the largest U.S.-based law firm exclusively devoted to representing management in employment and labor law matters. 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. For more information, visit