DALLAS, TX (June 16, 2014) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added widely respected attorney Arthur (Art) T. Carter to its Dallas office. A Chambers-ranked attorney and Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Carter was previously a partner with Haynes and Boone. He joins Littler as a shareholder and brings more than 30 years of labor and employment law experience.
“We are delighted to welcome Art to the firm. He is one of the state’s most prominent labor and employment practitioners and it is an honor to have him join our attorney ranks,” said Earl (Chip) Jones, managing shareholder of Littler’s Dallas office. “Art has been representing employers throughout Texas and nationally for more than three decades. His extensive labor background, coupled with his strong ties to the employer community, will be an excellent addition to Littler as we continue to attract high level lateral candidates to further grow the firm’s diverse and expansive client base.”
Carter advises companies on the employment and labor law aspects of a wide variety of business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, asset and stock sales, business reorganizations, shutdowns and bankruptcy proceedings. His experience also includes counseling employers on collective bargaining and labor relations, and serving as the principal spokesman in labor contract negotiations.
“Littler is an exceptional firm and I am excited about joining this labor and employment powerhouse,” said Carter. “The depth of resources, caliber of attorneys and commitment to innovation were just a few of the many qualities that attracted me to the firm. I look forward to utilizing my experience and background to further Littler’s prominence in Dallas and beyond.”
Carter also has extensive experience in labor and employment litigation matters, including arbitrating cases under labor agreements and defending against whistleblower complaints under the health, safety and environmental laws administered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). He has represented clients in numerous federal, state and district courts across the country. He has also handled matters for clients before the National Labor Relations Board’s regional offices, Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, OSHA and other administrative agencies.
In addition to Chambers, Carter has been recognized by Texas Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and as a Dallas Labor Law – Management Lawyer of the Year in 2012 by Best Lawyers. He was also named a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and has written and lectured on a variety of labor and employment issues. Carter serves as an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas where he teaches labor law, and labor and employment arbitration.
Carter received his J.D. from the University of South Dakota (1976) and his B.A. from the University of Minnesota (1973).
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,000 attorneys in over 60 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.