SAN FRANCISCO, CA (April 1, 2014) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has been selected as the Client Choice Firm of the Year for the USA by the International Law Office (ILO) and Lexology in the annual Client Choice Awards. The accolade is bestowed on firms that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide, as well as the quality of their service. Additionally, three Littler attorneys were selected as the Client Choice individual winners in the Employment & Labor categories for their respective states: John Fish (California), Adam Forman (Massachusetts) and Douglas Parker (Alaska).
“It is an honor to have the firm recognized for exceptional client service,” said Thomas Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of the firm, in a joint statement. “In today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, providing our clients with first-rate service is—and remains—our utmost priority. We congratulate John, Adam and Doug for their hard work in upholding our commitment to providing our clients with the best legal representation and look forward to their continued career achievements.”
Winners of the Client Choice Awards were selected through a survey administered exclusively to senior corporate counsel, with this year’s winners chosen from more than 2,000 individual client assessments. Firms and partners were assessed on the following client service criteria: quality of legal advice, value for money, commercial awareness, effective communication, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, response time, sharing of expertise and use of technology. The complete list of winners is available in the Client Choice Guide 2014 and fully searchable online.
About Littler’s Individual Winners
John Fish has defended employers in a wide variety of employment and labor relations matters before state and federal trial and appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court and before administrative agencies. He has spoken and written extensively on labor and employment law, is an active member of the professional community and has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer for several years. Fish received his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and his B.S. from Cornell University.
Adam Forman’s practice is dedicated to providing day-to-day counseling to clients on a broad range of issues that touch the workplace. He is an active member of Littler’s International Practice Group and a co-author of the firm’s Start-Up Guide For Foreign Employers. Forman has been recognized for his work by Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal and Chambers USA, among others. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center cum laude and his B.A. from Pennsylvania State University with high distinction.
Douglas Parker is the office managing shareholder of Littler’s Anchorage and Portland offices. He provides legal assistance to employers throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska in nearly all aspects of labor and employment law. Active in several professional organizations, Parker is a member of the Labor Law Section of the Oregon State Bar and the Washington State Bar Association. He is also a member and former chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Alaska Bar Association. Parker has received accolades for his career achievements from Martindale-Hubbell, Chambers USA, Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers. He received his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law and his B.A. from Oregon State University with honors.
Launched in 1998, ILO is the nexus where global corporate counsel engage with the world’s pre-eminent law firms, and each other. ILO provides a multifaceted online resource for senior international corporate counsel, which provides tailored, quality-assured updates on global legal developments, a database of the world’s major deals and the legal advisers involved and a comprehensive directory of firms and partners. Recognizing its unique relationship with global corporate counsel, many of the world’s premier associations have chosen to partner with ILO.
Launched in 2007, Lexology is a daily newsfeed of law firm client alerts, articles and blogs delivered to the desktops of senior business lawyers worldwide on a daily basis. Lexology has built a unique audience of over 228,00 subscribers, over 60% of whom are in-house corporate counsel representing the vast majority of Fortune 500, FT Global 500 and FT Euro 500 companies, including all members of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
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.