PHOENIX (June 13, 2019) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added Andrea G. Lovell as a shareholder in its Phoenix office. Lovell joins from Ryley Carlock & Applewhite where she led the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group.
Lovell has extensive experience counseling and defending employers in matters involving harassment in the workplace and in discrimination claims related to disability, gender, age, race, national origin and religion. She also represents clients in matters involving wrongful termination and various employment-related torts, as well as against unfair labor practice charges and in labor arbitrations under collective bargaining agreements. Lovell defends companies in state, federal and appellate courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Arizona Civil Rights Division and other administrative agencies.
“Andrea’s addition comes at the right time for employers as Arizona’s continued economic growth drives job creation and, correspondingly, new workplace compliance considerations in navigating local and federal employment laws,” said Shawn Oller, Littler’s office managing shareholder in Phoenix. “Andrea is a trusted counselor and strategic litigator whose success defending employers in Arizona and across the country, along with her vast experience advising on a wide range of issues arising in the workplace, make her a valuable asset to the firm.”
In addition to her litigation practice, Lovell has conducted numerous training sessions focused on harassment avoidance and disability discrimination in the workplace, and regularly helps clients develop comprehensive workplace policies and employee handbooks. A prolific speaker and writer, Lovell has authored several articles on labor, employment and litigation-related topics and regularly delivers presentations to legal and human resources professionals on workplace issues.
“Littler has always stood out as the leader in labor and employment law and I’m excited to join a firm that offers a wide range of resources to serve clients on any workplace issue they may encounter,” Lovell said. “I look forward to collaborating with Littler’s impressive roster of attorneys, as well as utilizing the firm’s robust global platform and array of technology-based solutions, to help employers implement practical workplace policies and mitigate litigation risk.”
Lovell received her J.D., with honors, from the University of Washington and her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Puget Sound.
With more than 1,500 labor and employment attorneys in offices around the world, Littler provides workplace solutions that are local, everywhere. Our diverse team and proprietary technology foster a culture that celebrates original thinking, delivering groundbreaking innovation that prepares employers for what’s happening today, and what’s likely to happen tomorrow.