LOS ANGELES (July 25, 2016) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has appointed Shareholder Elizabeth Nguyen, based in the firm’s Los Angeles – Century City office, as co-chair of its ‘Ohana Affinity Group. She joins Eugene Ryu, located in the downtown Los Angeles office, who has served as ‘Ohana co-chair since 2010.
‘Ohana translates to “family” in Hawaiian. The ‘Ohana Affinity Group gathers predominantly Asian-American attorneys of Littler to network and discuss firm and diversity initiatives, including associate development, mentorship, retention programs and opportunities to leverage skills in order to better service clients.
“I am excited to have Liz join me as co-chair of the ‘Ohana affinity group,” said Ryu. “Liz is deeply committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and providing opportunities for Asian-Americans and diverse attorneys to thrive. She has been a key player within the ‘Ohana group in promoting recruitment, retention and elevation of our Asian-American attorneys to shareholder.”
Well versed as an employment litigator, Nguyen handles a broad range of workplace issues. She has significant experience advising and defending clients in wage and hour matters, wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment. Nguyen appears throughout California in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.
In addition to her involvement with the firm, Nguyen is an active member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the State Bar of California’s Labor and Employment Law Section.
“I look forward to taking the helm of ‘Ohana alongside Gene,” said Nguyen. “Together we will advance our efforts to ensure our members have the resources and tools needed to further develop their professional and personal goals.”
Nguyen earned her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and her B.S. from Pepperdine University.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,000 attorneys in over 70 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.