Littler Mendelson Welcomes Cindy-Ann Thomas to Its Legal Learning Group

San Francisco, CA/ December 5, 2006 -- Littler Mendelson, the nation's largest labor and employment law firm, is pleased to announce the arrival of its newest Senior Counsel and Manager of Learning and Development, Cindy-Ann Thomas, to the Charlotte and Columbus offices.

Prior to her legal career, Thomas was a human resource executive with an international business development corporation. In that position, she addressed many of the legal issues facing the companies she now advises and trains.

"Cindy-Ann's past career as an HR executive and legal expertise bring an added edge to the national focus of Littler's Legal Learning group," said Marilyn Culp, office managing shareholder of Littler's Charlotte office.

Thomas comes to Littler from a law firm in Ohio, where she represented, counseled and trained employers in a range of industries, and has in fact has dedicated most of her legal career to providing companies with proactive workforce training and education programs.

"Her knowledge of employment law, private practice legal experience and captivating discussions in seminars will be a tremendous asset to the training capabilities of both our Columbus and Charlotte offices," said Jim Ferber, office managing shareholder of Littler's Columbus office.

Thomas not only holds training and HR certifications from the honorable Roosevelt Thomas Consulting & Training Institute and McGill University, but she also earned a B.A. from McGill and an LL.B. from the University of Windsor/University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law.

About Littler Mendelson

With more than 500 attorneys and 38 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