(April 5, 2016) – Three shareholders of Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, have been recognized among the “Top 100 Female Lawyers of Latin America” by Latinvex. Renata Neeser (New York), Emma Neher (Caracas) and Mónica Schiaffino (Mexico City) were the only labor and employment lawyers honored among the 100 attorneys from 57 international law firms who specialize in Latin America.
“Renata, Emma and Mónica are key players in our global strategy and have been instrumental to our growth and distinction in Latin America,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, Littler co-managing directors, in a joint statement. “Latin America is an important region for Littler, and we are excited to have these strong attorneys from our New York, Mexico City and Caracas offices represented in the 2016 rankings.”
According to Latinvex, “Top 100 Female Lawyers of Latin America” criteria weighed a combination of factors, including regional and local prominence, recent track record on major deals and business, and firm reputation. The publication based its research on data supplied by the nearly 100 international law firms examined – each with origins in the U.S., the U.K., Canada or the Cayman Islands – as well as publicly available data and recognition from third parties such as Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.
Latinvex serves its readership of multinational executives by providing daily news and weekly analyses on Latin America business, including nearly 50 rankings and extensive coverage of Latin America’s legal, technology and energy sectors. The publication is also frequently quoted by other top-tier media outlets, such as The Wall Street Journal, Time and CNN.
About Renata Neeser
Based in the firm’s New York office, Neeser has extensive experience handling cross-border matters for multinational clients in such regions as Latin America, Asia and Africa. Particularly noteworthy is her vast experience in Brazilian labor and employment issues. Her practice comprehensively spans international labor and employment law issues and litigation, from local applicability and implementation of companies’ global policies to outsourcing, restructuring and transaction deals. This was the second time she landed on Latinvex’s annual list.
About Emma Neher
Neher represents employers in a broad range of labor and employment law matters in Venezuela. Her advice focuses on numerous aspects of human resources, including the calculation of labor benefits, payroll taxes, employment planning, executives’ and workers’ compensation, termination procedures and more. Neher also practices in social security, health and safety matters, employment tax and labor litigation, and she has conducted numerous labor audits for her clients to ensure compliance with Venezuela’s complex social and labor laws. She has been recognized in the industry for her legal accomplishments, and Best Lawyers, Chambers Latin America and the Latin America Corporate Counsel Association have named her among the top lawyers.
About Mónica Schiaffino
Mexico City-based litigator Schiaffino works with multinational clients on a variety of labor and employment law issues. Her experience spans business restructuring and collective bargaining agreements, employee policy reviews and compliance and more. In addition to her successful practice, Schiaffino has co-authored articles that have appeared in various renowned publications, and she frequently speaks at labor law conferences globally. She is consistently recognized in the industry and has been named by Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal as a leading lawyer in Mexico.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,000 attorneys in over 70 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.