Littler Appoints New Practice Group Chair

(February 6, 2017) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has elected Philadelphia Shareholder Nina Markey as co-chair of the Staffing, Independent Contractors and Contingent Workers Practice Group, serving alongside Phoenix Shareholder Neil Alexander.

“Nina is a great choice to serve alongside Neil as co-chair of the Staffing, Independent Contractors and Contingent Workers Practice Group,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler, in a joint statement. “As the employment landscape continues to shift toward a greater ‘gig economy’ and the number of contingent workers increases, Littler continues to be on the forefront of these issues and we are confident that Nina and Neil’s combined leadership will further advance the firm’s efforts in this area of the law.”

Littler’s Staffing, Independent Contractors and Contingent Workers Practice Group has long supported the many companies navigating the changing nature of employment. As co-chairs of the practice group, Alexander and Markey lead the firm’s efforts in providing contingent workforce advice and representation on a variety of issues, including benefit plans, classification, wage and hour, joint employment, and more.

Markey has a litigation and counseling practice that ranges from defending against single plaintiff discrimination claims and class and collective actions to traditional labor matters. Her client roster spans a range of industries and includes Fortune 100 companies as well as closely held corporations and public entities, with particular focuses on the staffing and retail industries. She practices before state and federal courts, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights and the National Labor Relations Board.

In addition to her role as co-chair of the Staffing, Independent Contractors and Contingent Workers Practice Group, Markey serves on the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Council and is a core member of Littler’s Retail Industry Practice Group. She is also active in professional and community organizations, serving on the board for the Rutgers University School of Law Alumni Association and on the board of directors for Career Wardrobe, a nonprofit social enterprise that provides clothing and professional development to empower unemployed individuals to work.

Markey earned her J.D., with honors, from Rutgers School of Law, and her B.A. from Dartmouth College.

About Littler

Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,200 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 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.