MINNEAPOLIS (May 21, 2019) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added Jeremy D. Sosna as a shareholder in its Minneapolis office. Sosna, who joins from Maslon LLP, practiced as an attorney at Littler from 1998 to 2003.
“Jeremy was the first associate hired in the Minneapolis office more than 20 years ago and he has since built an impressive practice defending and counseling companies in a range of high-stakes employment matters,” said Shirley Lerner, Littler’s office managing shareholder in Minneapolis. “We are excited to welcome him back to the firm and for our clients to benefit from his depth of trial experience and his ability to provide practical guidance on workplace issues from his time as in-house counsel leading a global employment law department.”
Sosna has successfully defended clients from Fortune 500 publicly traded companies to privately held corporations in jury and bench trials, arbitrations, government agency hearings, appeals and class and collective actions across a wide-range of employment matters. He also represents companies in labor relations matters and in hearings before the National Labor Relations Board.
“With its unmatched depth of resources, global reach and knowledge of employment law, Littler is an ideal platform from which to provide proactive and solution-oriented counsel to clients,” Sosna said. “The firm’s position as a leader in using technology and data analytics to help clients manage their workforces and mitigate risk was a big part of what drew me to Littler, and I’m excited to leverage these tools to serve my clients.”
In addition to his litigation experience, Sosna counsels employers on compliance with federal and state employment laws, including anti-discrimination laws, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the National Labor Relations Act. He also advises on non-competition and trade secret matters, issues related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and international anti-bribery laws, and the development of anticorruption compliance programs. Prior to joining Maslon, he served as Employment Law and Litigation Counsel for the Valspar Corporation, a manufacturer of paint and coatings based in Minneapolis with more than 11,000 employees.
Sosna received his J.D., with high distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law and his B.A. from the University of Iowa. He was recently named a 2019 “Recognised Practitioner” by Chambers USA for Labor & Employment in Minnesota and has also been recognized as a leading employment lawyer by Minnesota Law & Politics.
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