MELVILLE, New York (October 15, 2018) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added Marie Duarte as an associate to its growing Melville, New York, office. Prior to joining Littler, Duarte was in-house counsel for a large union.
“We are pleased to welcome Marie to the Melville office,” said John Bauer, Long Island office managing shareholder. “She has invaluable experience in traditional labor law matters both in the private and public sectors, as well as general employment law experience, and we are confident that this skill set will be beneficial to our clients. We are excited to have her as the newest member of our office.”
Duarte counsels employers on contingency planning for downsizing, restructuring and mergers. In this context, she negotiates the impact of these changes on unionized and nonunionized workforces, minimizes risks and ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations. She represents employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the New York State Division of Human Rights and the New York State Department of Labor for claims involving wage and hour disputes, discrimination and harassment. Duarte also advises employers on day-to-day workplace issues, including employment agreements, disciplinary actions, policies and handbooks.
Duarte earned her J.D. from Northeastern University School of law and her B.A. from the University of Florida.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,500 attorneys in over 80 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 75 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing member entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.