NEW YORK, NY (July 11, 2014) – Philip Berkowitz, a shareholder in the New York City office of Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has been appointed 2014–15 Vice-Chair of the International Employment Law Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law. Berkowitz is also the U.S. practice co-chair of Littler’s International Employment Law Practice Group.
“It is an honor to be named Vice Chair of the International Employment Law Committee of the ABA,” said Berkowitz. “I look forward to serving the Committee and advancing its overall mission.”
Vice Chairs are chosen on the basis of their abilities, expertise and contributions to the Section. As Vice Chair, Berkowitz will be responsible for overseeing and advising on a number of the group’s activities.
At Littler, Berkowitz counsels multinational and domestic companies in a wide range of industries on employment-related matters. A respected authority on international employment law issues, he speaks frequently before a number of prominent international organizations, such as the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the China General Chamber of Commerce and the Japan Society, among others. He also regularly authors articles and is quoted in the media on various topics relating to international employment law. He has been recognized for his career achievements by publications including The Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who Legal and Chambers USA. Berkowitz received his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College and his B.A. from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
The ABA Section of International Law, which has more than 20,000 members in 90 countries, is the leader in the development of policy in the international arena, the promotion of the rule of law and the education of international law practitioners. It focuses on the full range of international legal issues and is involved in a wide variety of substantive legal activities. The Section seeks to promote and further the development of interest, activity and research in international and comparative law and related areas; to promote knowledge and formulate professional opinion of international law among members of the legal profession and others; to promote professional relationships with lawyers similarly engaged in foreign countries and to advance the rule of law in the world.
About the American Bar Association
With more than 413,000 members, the American Bar Association (ABA) is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,000 attorneys in over 60 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single-source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for over 70 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.