Littler Adds Shareholder Anne LaWer to San Jose Office

SAN JOSE (January 17, 2018) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added Anne S. LaWer as a shareholder in the San Jose office. LaWer joins from GCA Law Partners in the Bay Area.

“Anne’s deep knowledge of employee benefits compliance matters and experience advising clients on a wide range of benefits and compensation issues makes her a natural fit for Littler,” said Eric C. Bellafronto, office managing shareholder in San Jose. “Given the rapidly evolving regulatory framework both nationally and in California, Anne is a strong addition to our San Jose office – one of many in our firm that was recently recognized with a ‘Tier 1’ ranking in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ‘Best Law Firms’ list.”

LaWer has extensive experience advising on employee health and welfare, retirement and stock compensation plans, administrative and statutory compliance, and designing and drafting plans. She regularly counsels employers on matters related to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Her practice also includes advising on Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor compliance programs, healthcare privacy and security, executive compensation matters, and employee benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions.

“I’m excited to join Littler, which has an impressive global reputation for advising employers on some of the most complex and significant labor and employment compliance issues, and I am thrilled to help expand Littler’s already outstanding employee benefits practice,” LaWer said. “I was also drawn to Littler’s commitment to innovation and efficiency, which is especially important to clients in Silicon Valley.”

LaWer is also active in the community. She is a member of the San Francisco Chapter of the Western Pension & Benefits Council’s program committee and has served as co-chair of the Barron Park Elementary School Site Council and as president of the Barron Park Elementary School Parent Teacher Association.

LaWer received her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law and her B.A. from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

About Littler

Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,300 attorneys in over 75 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.