(February 2, 2018) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has elected Katherine E. Flanagan (Houston), Tanja L. Thompson (Memphis) and William Hays Weissman (Walnut Creek) as new members of its Board of Directors.
“We are excited to have Kit, Tanja and Will join the firm’s 2018 Board of Directors,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, Littler co-managing directors, in a joint statement. “All three have maintained successful practices and exhibit the leadership qualities necessary to serve in a board member capacity. We look forward to their collective contributions as we continue to position Littler as a diverse, innovative and global labor and employment powerhouse.”
About Katherine (Kit) E. Flanagan
Flanagan’s practice focuses on representing employers in employment litigation in federal and state courts. She advises and defends employers in the areas of harassment and discrimination, retaliation and whistleblower and wrongful termination, as well as drug and alcohol testing, employment policies and handbooks, employee investigations and employment contracts. In addition to serving as a member of Littler’s board, Flanagan is a member of the Shareholder Compensation Committee and previously served on the Associates Committee and as office managing shareholder of the Houston office. She is a member of the Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of Texas and has been named among The Best Lawyers in America© since 2013. Flanagan earned her J.D., with honors, from Duke University and her B.A., magna cum laude, from George Washington University.
About Tanja L. Thompson
With more than 20 years of experience, Thompson focuses her practice on representing large, national Fortune 500 companies and local employers across various industries in labor management relations. She has extensive experience in counseling clients on remaining union-free and advising those with union-represented workplaces. Thompson frequently litigates before the National Labor Relations Board over unfair labor practice charges and pre- and post-election complaints. She speaks on various hot topics, and her successes have garnered numerous accolades, including the Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rating and recognition among The Best Lawyers in America©. Thompson also serves as office managing shareholder of Littler’s Memphis office. She is also the chair of the Labor Relations Advisory Committee and a member of the Labor Lawyers Advisory Council of the National CUE Association. Thompson earned her J.D. from the University of Memphis School of Law and her B.A. from Rhodes College.
About William Hays Weissman
Weissman’s practice focuses on worker status, employment taxes and affirmative action/Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) audits. He counsels employers of all sizes, from single-person start-ups to Fortune 100 companies with human resources, payroll and in-house legal departments. Weissman is a frequent speaker and author on employment tax issues. He is also chair of the Employment Taxes subcommittee – Business Law section of the American Bar Association (ABA) and a fellow of the ABA. Weissman earned his M.B.A. from the University of California, Davis, his LL.M. in taxation from Golden Gate University School of Law, his J.D., cum laude, from the District of Columbia School of Law, and his B.A. from George Washington University.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,300 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 over 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.