MIAMI, FL (July 29, 2014) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added seasoned Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and employment litigator Sherril M. Colombo to its Miami office. With 20 years of experience before both federal and Florida state trial and appellate courts, Colombo joins Littler as a shareholder and was previously a partner at Wilson Elser’s Miami office.
“We are pleased to welcome Sherril to the firm,” said Littler’s Miami office managing shareholder, Patrick DeBlasio. “She brings with her an excellent reputation as an advocate for clients in the defense of ERISA litigation, wage and hour class actions and other employment-related claims. Additionally, her experience will strengthen our ERISA and employment litigation practice here in Florida and nationally.”
Board-certified as a specialist in labor and employment law, Colombo provides skilled, responsive representation to employers of all sizes across a wide range of industries. She defends employers in a variety of employment-related claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Fair Labor Standards Act, 42 U.S. Code § 1981, ERISA and the Florida Civil Rights Act, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, wrongful discharge and whistleblower matters.
“I am thrilled to be joining such a dominant player in the labor and employment arena,” said Colombo. “Littler has an incredible reputation and I am excited to be joining a firm that will further enhance my ability to provide effective advocacy for my clients.”
Active in a number of professional organizations, Colombo has assumed leadership roles with the American Bar Association and the Florida Bar Association. She is the immediate past President of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers and is the recent chair of the Labor & Employment Section of the Florida Bar Association. She is a member of the Federal Court Practice Committee of the Florida Bar and the DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar. Colombo is an avid speaker in her field and has been recognized by Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America for her career achievements.
Colombo served as a law clerk to the Hon. Barry L. Garber, Federal Magistrate Judge for the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. She received her J.D. from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center and her B.A. from the University of Washington.
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.