Littler Mendelson Announces Class Action Publication

San Francisco, CA/ December 15, 2006 -- Littler Mendelson, the nation's largest labor and employment law firm, is pleased to announce the arrival of its newest publication entitled "Littler Mendelson on Employment Law Class Actions" by Littler's Class Action Practice Group, published by LexisNexis.

The dramatic rise in class actions in the last five years has brought about the need for an informative resource focusing on employment law related class action litigation. This treatise draws upon Littler Mendelson's experience in litigating hundreds of class actions in numerous jurisdictions, under a variety of federal and state statutes. The procedural and substantive laws governing employment class action lawsuits are examined and the authors highlight the strategic, procedural, and fact issues that arise in these cases. Although Littler Mendelson typically represents employers is such disputes, the treatise provides materials and commentary that may be useful to plaintiffs' attorneys as well.

This treatise is an invaluable resource for any seasoned employment lawyer or in-house counsel. With nearly 800 pages, the treatise contains practical information and includes over 30 appendices of sample documents.

"We have been in the trenches with companies caught in the thick of class action litigation," said Littler's co-chair of the class action defense practice group, shareholder Allan King. "When it comes to class actions, Littler has substantial experience with various defenses," he added. "The goal of this publication is to assist lawyers in learning about and conducting class action litigation."

The CD-ROM that accompanies this treatise contains the full text of the chapters and sample documents, as well as the full text of the cases cited therein. Thus, readers have immediate access to documents and cases within just a few clicks of a mouse.

The treatise will be available Jan. 1, 2007 but can be pre-ordered for $149. For more information, please visit the publisher's website at

About Littler Mendelson

With more than 500 attorneys and 38 offices in major metropolitan areas nationwide, Littler Mendelson is the largest law firm in the United States devoted exclusively to representing management in employment, employee benefits and labor law matters. The firm's client base ranges from Fortune 500 companies to small-business owners. Established in 1942, the firm has litigated, mediated and negotiated some of the most influential cases and labor contracts in the nation's history. For more information, visit