KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 21, 2021) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added William S. Robbins, Jr. as a shareholder in its Kansas City office. Robbins was previously a shareholder at Polsinelli PC. His arrival follows a series of strategic additions to the firm in recent months, including shareholders Gerardo Hernandez (Fresno), Jorge Sales Boyoli (Mexico City), Lori Brown (Miami), Jessica Travers (Orlando) and Lisa Kathumbi (Columbus).
“Recruiting top talent like Bill to the firm is a critical aspect of our growth strategy,” said Erin Webber, Littler’s managing director and president. “Having had the privilege of working with Bill early in my career, I witnessed firsthand his exceptional lawyering skills and know that he is committed to, and passionate about, delivering top-tier counsel to clients and helping them navigate the myriad regulations impacting the workplace. I am thrilled to once again be his colleague and look forward to having him part of the Littler team.”
With a career spanning more than two decades, Robbins represents companies in a variety of industries in investigations involving compliance with federal and state Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements, as well as in developing industry-specific workplace safety standards. He also defends employers in whistleblower cases alleging violations of OSHA, the Surface Transportation Assistance Act and the Federal Railroad Safety Act. With a deep background in labor management relations, AnchorRobbins provides counsel on matters relating to union certification, unfair labor practices, lawful union avoidance and labor contract negotiations. He regularly represents companies in labor arbitrations and before the National Labor Relations Board and the Kansas Public Employee Relations Board, as well as in federal, state and appellate courts.
“With an extensive background handling traditional labor and workplace safety matters, as well as his early work representing unions as a plaintiff’s attorney, Bill will be a significant asset to our team in Kansas City,” said Daniel B. Boatright, Littler’s Kansas City office managing shareholder. “His well-rounded perspective will help guide employers as they face a wide range of challenges, including questions related to safely reopening workplaces.”
“The opportunity to join the foremost labor and employment law firm, and to work alongside such a deeply talented team of legal practitioners, is an exciting next step in my career,” Robbins said. “In addition to drawing on Littler’s impressive global platform and proprietary technology solutions to serve my clients, I am delighted to see Erin Webber – who I had the pleasure of working with in the early days of her career – move into the managing director role and look forward to her leadership as she guides the firm’s growth in the years to come.”
Robbins received his J.D., with honors, from the Washburn University School of Law and his B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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