(June 1, 2017) – Littler Global member BDS Asesores, a leading labor and employment law firm in Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic, has added Yeris Nielsen as a partner in its Panama office.
Nielsen has extensive experience counseling employers on a broad range of labor and immigration matters, as well as resolving disputes before labor authorities and strategic planning for employment liabilities and labor contingencies. She has held several positions within the private and public sectors, including serving as chairman and national director of the Boards of Conciliation and Decision of Panama’s Ministry of Labor and Workforce Development.
“Yeris’ depth of experience in government and in counseling employers on complex labor and employment matters will be of tremendous value to our clients in Panama and throughout Central and Latin America,” said Marco Durante, managing partner of BDS Asesores. “We are pleased to welcome Yeris to the firm and to continue leveraging the Littler Global platform to serve clients.”
Nielsen will lead the office in Panama, working closely with associates Ana Carolina Ríos and Ericka Muñoz.
“The addition of talented attorneys like Yeris to our global platform is key to continuing to elevate our service to multinational employers,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler, in a joint statement. “It has been exciting to see BDS Asesores and the other Littler Global member firms grow as we build on the successful model we have created to serve the needs of the global employer community.”
Littler’s global strategy includes combining with leading labor and employment law firms in key markets through Littler Global, as well as establishing offices outside of the U.S. Littler’s international operations span three continents – North America, South America and Europe – and include Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom and Venezuela. The firm’s global capabilities also include U.S.-based lawyers with exceptional international experience, who are dually licensed practitioners in Australia, Brazil, China and South Africa, among other countries. Visit the Littler Global page for more information.
About BDS Asesores
BDS Asesores is a leading law firm specializing in labor law and corporate immigration. With offices in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama, the firm is led by managing partner Marco Durante Calvo and partners Francisco Salas Chaves and Alejandro Trejos Gómez. BDS Asesores is consistently recognized by Chambers & Partners and is ISO 9001:2008 certified. The firm maintains specialized practices in the areas of public and private labor law, litigation and payroll management and focuses on providing preventive and corrective counsel of individual and collective labor conflicts of multiple organizations, local and multinational companies.
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 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.