Littler Mendelson Bolsters Southern California Presence with Key Additions

SAN DIEGO, CA (September 8, 2009)—Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), the nation’s largest employment and labor law firm representing management, is pleased to announce the arrival of attorneys Michael Leggieri, Dawn Fonseca and Adam Rosenthal to its San Diego office.

“The addition of such high caliber attorneys as Mike, Dawn and Adam, will enable us to continue the delivery of superior service that  our clients have come to expect from Littler,” said Jeremy Roth, Office Managing Shareholder of the San Diego office.  “Our exceptional growth is a testament to our strong reputation in the community as the nation’s premier management employment law firm.  We're excited to have Mike, Dawn and Adam join our team,” he added.

The addition of San Diego’s newest members continues the firm’s strategic expansion and strengthens the wage and hour and employment litigation practices.

Michael Leggieri, who joins Littler as an associate, most recently served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Cathy Ann Bencivengo in the United States District Court in San Diego.  He was a summer law clerk for Wingert, Grebing, Brubaker & Goodwin and also served as a law clerk to the California Office of the Attorney General.  He received his B.S. from Cornell University in 2002 and his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2007.

Dawn Fonseca, who also joins Littler as an associate, concentrates on a broad range of California employment matters including wage and hour class action, FEHA, discrimination and executive compensation.  Prior to joining Littler, Dawn was an associate at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker.  She is licensed to practice in the state of California and before the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of California.  She received her B.A. from Northwestern University in 2003 and her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall, in 2008.

Adam Rosenthal, who joins Littler as an associate, focuses on employment litigation.  His experience includes litigating and counseling employers on a number of employment issues such as discrimination, wage and hour practices, EEOC/DFEH investigations and trade secret protection matters.  Adam is admitted to practice in the state of California, all state and federal courts in California and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Prior to joining Littler, he was an associate at Solomon, Ward, Seidenwurm & Smith.  He received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2001, and his J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law, in 2006.

About Littler Mendelson

With more than 750 attorneys and 47 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 global needs of clients, from navigating foreign employment laws and international labor relations issues to applying corporate policies on a global basis.  Established in 1942, the Firm has litigated, mediated and negotiated some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record. For more information, visit