Effective Date: June 21, 2023

Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler, or “us”, “we”, and “our”) respects and values your privacy and we are dedicated to sharing our methods and approach to how we collect, use, share, and protect your personal information in this policy (“Privacy Policy”). This Privacy Policy describes how Littler handles personal information:

  • From visitors to our website or web-based applications (“Websites”)
  • Through software applications made available by us for use on or through computers and mobile devices (“Apps”)
  • Contacts at our clients and/or prospective clients
  • Contacts for suppliers of goods and services to Littler
  • From any other individual about whom Littler obtains personal information in the provision of legal services to our clients (“Client Services”)
  • From those who apply to work for us

The items outlined above are collectively called “Services”. Littler Global firms may have their own Privacy Policies that govern their collection and use of personal information in the provision of their services.

If you are a California Resident, you can review the Additional Information Regarding California below.

Information We Collect About You

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, Personal Information is information that relates to an identified or identifiable person, whether alone or in combination with other information. Littler collects the following types of Personal Information:

  • Contact and Basic Information: name, title, phone numbers, organization, job responsibilities, gender, mailing address, and email address.

  • Registration Information such as information necessary to process or respond to newsletter requests, event/seminar registration, dietary preferences (excluding special categories), subscriptions, requests to download information, and usernames/passwords.

  • Marketing Data such as information about individual participation in conferences and in-person seminars, credentials, associations, product interests and preferences.

  • Compliance Data: government identifiers, passports or other identification documents, date of birth, beneficial ownership, and due diligence data.

  • Special Categories: in limited circumstances, Littler receives special categories of Personal Information as is necessary for a specific service we are providing to you, your employer or any other organization you may by affiliated with. Examples of Special Categories include: social security numbers, religious or other beliefs, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, health data and details of trade union membership.

  • Client Service Information: Personal Information received from clients regarding their employees or other individuals known to clients, invoicing details and payment history, and client feedback.

  • Device Data: IP address, unique device identifiers, cookies and other data linked to a devices, and data about the usage of our Websites.

  • Job Applicant Data: Data provided by job applicants or others on our Website or offline in connection with employment opportunities.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

Our Websites use cookies and similar technologies to enhance your experience when viewing the Websites and to compile statistical information regarding their use. A cookie is a file that is transmitted by a website to a user’s browser. The browser then saves that file in a designated file for cookies on your computer or device. We use cookies to allow us to personalize your experience, compile statistics about how the Websites are used, including the most popular pages. We use pixels (clear GIFs and web beacons) to track the actions of users of our Websites and email recipients, measure the success of our marketing campaigns, track whether our emails are forwarded, and compile statistics about usage of our Websites and email response rates.

We do not currently respond to do-not-track signals. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, most browsers allow you to automatically decline cookies or be given the choice of declining or accepting a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular website. You can review https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html for more information. Please note, that if you do not accept cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of our Websites.

We also use Google Analytics, which uses cookies and similar technologies to collect and analyze information about the use of services and report on activities and trends. You can learn about Google’s practices here.

Sources of Personal Information

Littler may collect Personal Information from a variety of sources, including:

  • Through our provision of Services, for example, when you sign-up for a newsletter, request Services from Littler, register for a seminar, enter into a contractual relationship for Services, interact with us at an event, visit our Websites or networks, use our online applications, apply for a job, send us communications, or call or visit a Littler office.
  • From other sources including:
    • Publicly available and subscription-based sources
    • Court documents and filings
    • Event sponsors
    • Our clients
    • Counterparties in transactions or disputes
    • Social media
    • Our service providers

Littler needs to collect Personal Information in order to provide the requested Services to you or to provide Services to our clients. If you do not provide the information requested, we may not be able to provide the Services. Where Littler receives Personal Information from its clients about employees or other individuals, the client is responsible for ensuring that any such Personal Information is transferred to us in compliance with applicable data protection laws and regulations.

Uses of Personal Information:

The purposes for which Littler uses Personal Information, and the legal basis for such use are as follows:

  • The provision of legal advice/services and response to inquiries. We engage in this activity to fulfil our ethical, legal and contractual obligations with our clients.

  • Management of our business operations and administration of our client relationships. We engage in this activity to fulfil our ethical, legal and contractual obligations with clients and suppliers.

  • Enhancing the functionality of our Websites. We engage in this activity because we have a legitimate interest in monitoring how our Website and Apps are used to help us provide better services to our Website and App users.

  • Fraud and security monitoring purposes. We engage in this activity because we have a legitimate interest to detect and prevent fraud, crimes and other misuses of our Websites and networks.

  • Data analysis, to improve the efficiency of our Services and identify trends. We engage in this activity to manage our relationships with clients, to comply with legal obligations, and/or because we have other legitimate interests.

  • Auditing internal process for proper functioning. We engage in this activity to manage our relationships with clients, to comply with legal obligations, and/or because we have other legitimate interests.

  • To provide relevant marketing materials. We engage in this activity because we have a legitimate interest or because we have obtained consent.

  • Compliance with legal and regulatory obligations. We engage in this activity to manage our relationships with clients, to comply with legal obligations, and/or because we have other legitimate interests.

  • To evaluate and consider individuals for employment and manage on-boarding procedures. We engage in this activity because we have a legitimate interest and/or to comply with our legal obligations.

Littler may aggregate and/or anonymize Personal Information so it is no longer considered Personal Information. We do this to generate other data for our use, which we may use and disclose for any purpose.

Disclosure of Personal Information

We may disclose Personal Information to:

  • Our subsidiaries, affiliates and joint venture partners
  • Contractors, vendors and services providers
  • Counterparties to transactions or disputes, and their counsel
  • Courts, arbitrators, mediators, and others as necessary to represent our clients

We may also disclose Personal Information as necessary to:

  • Comply with applicable laws and regulations
  • To cooperate with public and government authorities
  • To cooperate with law enforcement
  • To enforce our terms and conditions
  • To protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, or others.
  • Effectuate any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings) with a third party

We do not sell or share your Personal Information as these terms are defined under applicable privacy laws.

Protection of Personal Information

We have implemented reasonable measures to secure Personal Information from accidental loss or destruction and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. Unfortunately, no transmission or storage system can be guaranteed 100% secure.

Information Relating to Minors

The nature of our services is not intended for individuals under the age of 16.

Cross-Border Data Transfers

Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we conduct business or in which we engage service providers to support our operations. We may transfer Personal Information to jurisdictions as necessary for the purposes described above, including to jurisdictions that may not provide the same level of protection as your country of residence. By using our Services, you understand that your information will be transferred to the United States or to other countries in which Littler or Littler Global firms may exist.

For transfers of Personal Information from the European Economic Area (EEA) to countries not considered adequate by the European Commission, Littler has put in place adequate measures, such as the standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission, to protect Personal Information.

Choices and Access

You have choices regarding marketing-related communications. If you no longer want to receive marketing-related emails from Littler, you may opt-out by following the unsubscribe instructions in our marketing emails.

If you would like to request to review, correct, update, suppress/delete, or object to or restrict processing of your Personal Information, or if you would like to request to receive an electronic copy of your Personal Information for purposes of transmitting it to another company, please contact us in accordance with the Contact Us section below.

As a law firm, much of the Personal Information we collect and process is not subject to individual rights under certain privacy laws. For example, Personal information subject to an evidentiary privilege, such as the attorney-client privilege and/or attorney work product protection, may not be subject to the rights available to individuals.

We will respond to your request consistent with applicable law. If you are a California resident, please refer to the "Additional Information Regarding California" section at the end of this Privacy Policy for more information about the requests you may make under the CCPA.

In your request, please make clear what you are seeking in your request, including what Personal Information is subject to your request. For your protection, we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.

Retention Period

We will retain your Personal Information for as long as you are a client, the performance of our Services requires, and as long as our ethical obligations require.

Third Party Websites

The Website and Apps may contain links to unaffiliated third parties, such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. This Privacy Policy does not apply to such third-party sites. When you click a link to visit a third-party website, you will be subject to their website’s privacy practices. We encourage you to review the privacy and security practices of any linked third-party website before providing any Personal Information on that website.

Contact Us:

If you have questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy or practices, you may contact us using the following details:

  • Email Address: Privacy@littler.com

  • Postal Address:
    Littler Mendelson, P.C.
    Attention: Information Protection and Privacy
    1300 IDS Center, 80 South 8th Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Littler may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will post the current version on this site, and we will revise the version date located at the top of this page. Any changes become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy. Your continued use of our Services following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.

Additional Information Regarding the EEA

You can lodge a complaint with the data protection authority for your country or region, or where the alleged infringement of applicable data protection law occurs. However, before doing so, we encourage you to contact us directly to give us an opportunity to work directly with you to resolve any concerns about your privacy.

Additional Information Regarding California

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

Pursuant to the CCPA, as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) (collectively “California Privacy Laws”), we are providing the following additional details regarding the categories of Personal Information about California residents that we collected and disclosed in the preceding 12 months. This policy does not apply to our employees, contractors, owners, directors, or officers where the Personal Information relates to their current, former, or potential role at Littler. California job applicants can review Littler’s Notice for Job Applicants Residing in California for more information about the Personal Information Littler collects when you apply for a position with Littler.

We collected the following information:

Category of Personal Information:

Business Purpose:

Sources of Personal Information:

Categories of Recipients:

Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information

Audio/Visual – where required for regulatory reasons, to keep record of client instructions or other matters discussed

To transcribe or prepare a written note of client interviews

Conference calls and video conferences with clients and other third parties

Interviews with clients as part of client feedback program

Video surveillance when visiting a Littler office

Voicemail messages

Audio and/or video recordings of interviews or depositions

Directly from the individual

Our affiliates

Suppliers and service providers where necessary to perform functions on our behalf

Opposing parties, their counsel, courts, arbitrators, mediators, and others as necessary to represent our clients

Identifiers such as real name, alias, IP address, email address, account name, unique online identifier, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.

To provide legal advice, business services, and to respond to inquiries

To manage our business operations and administer our client relationships

To provide relevant marketing to you or your employer

To address compliance and legal obligations (e.g. checking identity of new clients, prevention of fraud/money laundering, to protect the security of our networks, devices, and information)

Mandatory disclosures and legal claims (e.g. to comply with any subpoena, court order or other legal process or to comply with any regulatory, governmental or legally binding request)

Directly from the individual

Our affiliates

Counterparties to transactions or disputes

Employers (i.e. clients)

Agents or professional advisors authorized to disclose data on behalf of the individual

Publicly available or subscription-based sources

Personal Information Categories from Cal. Civ. Code §1798.80(e)including name, signature, social security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information.

Commercial Information including records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.

Characteristics of Protected Classifications under California or Federal Law Race, age, national origin, disability, sex, veteran status, philosophical or religious beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status

Only as strictly necessary for the purposes identified above

Solely to the extent required to comply with Littler’s legal or other best practice obligations (e.g. AML, equality laws, monitoring diversity and inclusion, etc.)

Inferences Drawn from any of the PI identified above

We may draw inferences from information that we have received (such as, we may draw inferences from evidence received from or on behalf of our clients in legal proceedings; we may conclude that you are interested in receiving updates from us on developments in particular areas if you have attended firm-sponsored events; or we may conclude that applicable laws prohibit us from engaging with a prospective client based on information obtain through our Know-Your-Client compliance procedures)

Professional or employment-related information

To provide relevant marketing to you (e.g. information about events or services that may be of interest)

To provide legal advice, business, services and to respond to inquiries

Our affiliates

Suppliers and service providers where necessary to perform functions on our behalf

Internet or other electronic network activity information including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet Website, application, or advertisement

To make our website more intuitive

To protect the security of our networks, devices, and information

Via the firm’s Website or Apps

To our service providers to the extent necessary for the provision of services on our behalf

Disclosure of Personal Information, No Sale

Littler has not sold or shared Personal Information as defined or as contemplated by the California Privacy Laws in the preceding 12 months. As defined and contemplated by the California Privacy Laws, Littler does not sell or share Personal Information of minors under the age of 16.

California Consumer Privacy Rights

As a California Consumer, you have the following rights:

  • Right to Know: California Consumers have a right to submit a verified request for information from Littler regarding the specific pieces of Personal Information Littler collects and discloses for business purposes about the consumer.
  • Right to Delete: In certain circumstances, you have the right to submit a verified request we delete Personal Information. Please note that the right to request deletion is subject to certain exceptions under California Privacy Laws.
  • Right to Correct Inaccurate Information: You have the right to submit a verifiable request for the correction of inaccurate personal information maintained by Littler, taking into account the nature of the personal information and the purposes of processing the personal information.
  • Right to Non-Discrimination: Littler will not discriminate against California Consumers for exercising their rights under the CCPA.

Littler does not offer financial incentives or price or service differences in exchange for the retention of a California Consumer’s Personal Information.

How to Submit a Verifiable Request

Littler will respond to requests from California Consumers in accordance with California Privacy Laws if it can verify the identity of the individual submitting the request. California Consumers can exercise these rights by contacting (888) 548-8537 or by email at privacy@littler.com.  Littler uses a tiered approach for verification of California Consumers. Littler will match pieces of information contained in the request with information already held by the firm. Where the request involves sensitive Personal Information, more data points will be required to match information maintained by the firm.

Please note, we may not be able to comply with your request if we are unable to confirm your identity or connect the information you submit in your request with Personal Information in our possession. Therefore, you should include information you have previously submitted to Littler for the verification process. If we are unable to verify you, we may request additional information.

If you have questions on how to submit a verified request, please contact privacy@littler.com.

Authorized Agent

You may designate an Authorized Agent to submit a request to delete, request to correct, or a request to know on your behalf. For Littler to respond to a request from an Authorized Agent, Littler may:

  • Request a copy of the written permission granting the Authorized Agent to make such a request on your behalf;
  • Request confirmation from you that your authorized the agent to make the request on your behalf; or
  • Request that you directly verify your own identity