(January 3, 2017) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has named Stephen D. Dellinger, Patricia J. Martin and Theodore A. Schroeder to office managing shareholder of their respective regions. Dellinger succeeds J. René Toadvine in Littler’s Charlotte, North Carolina, and Columbia, South Carolina, offices; Martin succeeds Harry W. Wellford Jr. in St. Louis.; and Schroeder succeeds John M. Cerilli in the Pittsburgh and West Virginia offices. Each former office head will maintain full-time practices and firm leadership responsibilities at Littler.
“We thank René, Hal and John for their collective hard work and many contributions. They have been instrumental in the success of their respective offices and we look forward to their continued efforts on behalf of the firm,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler, in a joint statement. “Steve, Trish and Ted are exceptional attorneys, and we anticipate their future successes as they step into the OMS role and build on their predecessors’ accomplishments.”
Widely recognized for his litigation practice, Dellinger has represented employers through a variety of matters, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and wage and hour and noncompetition/nonsolicitation issues in state and federal courts. He also counsels clients on a broad range of compliance issues and prepares employment contracts, policy and procedure manuals and employee handbooks. His successful practice has earned recognition by The Best Lawyers in America© for four consecutive years. Dellinger earned his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law and his B.S. from Appalachian State University.
Martin represents clients in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Missouri Commission on Human Rights and the Illinois Department of Human Rights. She litigates wage and hour collective and class actions, unfair competition cases and discrimination matters. Additionally, she serves as national coordinating counsel on wage and hour class, collective and mass actions pending in courts and before arbitral tribunals across the country. Martin has been selected for the Rising Stars Super Lawyers list since 2013. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and her B.A., with honors, from the University of Chicago.
Schroeder – a member of Littler’s Board of Directors – represents and counsels clients through a broad range of employment law matters. He litigates disputes relating to discrimination, harassment and retaliation, unfair competition and wage and hour issues, as well as other areas across the labor and employment spectrum. Schroeder has a substantial track record of advising national clients on multistate compliance issues. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© since 2013. He earned his J.D. and B.A. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.
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.