SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 22, 2010) – Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), the nation's largest employment and labor law firm representing management, today announced that two of its shareholders, David A. Kadela and Bertrand B. Pogrebin, were elected as Fellows of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers in the Class of 2010. Kadela is a shareholder in Littler's Columbus office, and Pogrebin is a shareholder in the Firm's New York location. Kadela and Pogrebin join 20 of their Littler colleagues who have previously been named to this prestigious group.
Nominees are recommended for candidacy by their peers, and final decision on membership is made by the Board of Governors of the College. Among other traits, Fellows are required to posses the highest professional qualifications and ethical standards; the utmost level of character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership; sustained, exceptional professional services to clients, bar, bench and public; and significant scholarship, teaching, lecturing, and/or distinguished published writings on Labor and Employment Law.
"We are thrilled that both Dave and Bert have received this prestigious honor," said Marko Mrkonich, president and managing director of Littler. "Through their hard work, they have made invaluable contributions to the Firm, and I wish them continued success throughout their careers. Their achievement truly underscores Littler's commitment to retaining only the best and brightest labor and employment attorneys."
Kadela and Pogrebin will be inducted as Fellows at the College's 15th Annual Induction Dinner in Chicago on November 6, 2010.
Kadela has over 25 years of experience litigating employment cases, handling collective bargaining negotiations and labor arbitrations, managing union election campaigns, guiding management through investigations by administrative agencies, providing counsel on preventative labor relations measures, and formulating and administrating human resources policies and procedures. He is management co-chair of the American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section's Committee on Practice and Procedure under the National Labor Relations Act, and a Senior Editor of How to Take a Case Before the NLRB (BNA Books), and has spoken and written extensively on employment and labor-related topics.
Pogrebin has been advising and representing numerous Fortune 500 companies, both in the public and private sector, on labor relations and employment law issues for more than 35 years. His practice focuses on corporate compliance with anti-discrimination laws, the National Labor Relations Act, union negotiations, labor arbitration, long-term workforce strategies, consolidations, and mergers and acquisitions. Pogrebin is co-author of "Labor Relations: The Basic Processes, Law and Practice," a labor law treatise for lawyers and law students. He has taught on the subject of labor law at New York University Law School, Hofstra University Law School and Yale University Law School. In addition, he is on the Board of Editors for the New York Law Journal.
About the College
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, headquartered in Washington, D.C., was founded in 1995 on the 60th anniversary of the National Labor Relations Board and the 30th anniversary of Title VII and Executive Order 11246. The College began as a non-profit professional association honoring the leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of Labor and Employment Law. It has now evolved to become an intellectual and practical resource for the support of our profession and our many audiences. The primary purpose of the College is recognition of individuals, sharing knowledge and delivering value to the many different groups who can benefit from its value model.
About Littler Mendelson
With more than 750 attorneys and 49 offices, Littler Mendelson is the largest U.S.-based law firm exclusively devoted to representing management in employment and labor law matters. As the only U.S. member of the Ius Laboris global alliance, Littler has extensive resources to address the needs of multi-national clients, from navigating international employment laws and labor relations issues to applying corporate policies worldwide. Established in 1942, the Firm has litigated, mediated and negotiated some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record. For more information, visit littler.com.