SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 11, 2011) – Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), the nation's largest employment and labor law firm representing management, announced today that two of its attorneys, Steven Biddle and Robert Long, were elected as Fellows of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers in the Class of 2011. Biddle is a shareholder in Littler's Phoenix office, and Long is a shareholder in the firm's Columbus and Chicago locations. Biddle and Long join 22 other Littler attorneys who have previously been named to this elite group.
"This is a well-deserved honor," said Marko Mrkonich, president and managing director of Littler. "Steve and Robert have made invaluable contributions both to our firm and to the legal profession overall and we look forward to their continued success. We are proud to have such prominent attorneys among our ranks and we remain committed to retaining the best and brightest attorneys in the labor and employment arena."
Candidates are recommended for fellowship by their peers, and a final decision on membership is made by the College's Board of Governors. Among other criteria, Fellows must posses superior professional qualifications and ethical standards; a high level of character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership; sustained, outstanding professional services to clients, bar, bench and public; and meaningful scholarship, teaching, lecturing, and/or published writings on Labor and Employment law.
Biddle and Long will be inducted as Fellows at the College's 16th Annual Induction Dinner in Seattle, WA on November 5, 2011.
Biddle represents management in a wide range of labor and employment matters including union organization, collective bargaining and unfair labor practices, wage/hour, OSHA, and employment discrimination and harassment litigation. He has been rated "AV® Preeminent™" by Martindale-Hubbell, and is a member of the American Bar Association's OSHA Committee and the Maricopa County Bar Association. He is also the former Board President and Board Member of Community Legal Services and is a founding Board Member of the Arizona Human Resources Executive Forum.
Long is a founder and co-chair of Littler Mendelson's Business Restructuring Practice Group, and is one of the country's most experienced labor negotiators. He is a leader in developing and delivering management and employee training courses, as well as in the niche practice of advising clients on the complex labor and employment issues that arise during corporate transactions. He is a member of a number of professional organizations, including several state Bar Associations, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Association for Corporate Growth.
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 over 800 attorneys and 51 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.