Littler Mendelson Charlotte Welcomes Three New Associates

Charlotte, NC/ October 2004 -- Littler Mendelson, P.C., the nation's largest employment and labor law firm, is pleased to announce it has added three new associates to its Charlotte office. Jerry H. Walters, Jr., Jason C. McConnell and Aaron K. Menser recently joined the firm, bringing the growing Charlotte office to a total of ten lawyers after just one year.

Mr. Walters brings with him seven years of management-side employment and labor law and provides counsel for matters under a wide variety of federal and state laws. Mr. Walters honed most of his experience from Haynsworth Baldwin Johnson & Greaves LLC., an employment and labor law boutique firm with offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. He has assisted clients with traditional labor matters such as unfair labor practices and union avoidance, and has successfully handled cases for clients before federal and state courts, the EEOC, and other administrative agencies. He has also participated in cases before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits. Mr. Walters writes articles on employment law topics for various publications, including the Charlotte Business Journal and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce newsletter, and he is an active member of the Rotary Club of Charlotte and the William H. Bobbitt Inn of Court. Mr. Walters graduated with a J.D., cum laude, from Campbell University.

Prior to joining Littler, Mr. McConnell was an associate with the firm of Hedrick, Eatman, Gardner & Kincheloe, LLP in their Charlotte, NC office. Mr. McConnell has a broad range of employment law experience, including Workers' Compensation defense litigation and OSHA. He is a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association, the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys and the Defense Research Institute (DRI). Mr. McConnell received his law degree from Loyola University.

Mr. Menser is a recent honors graduate of Emory University School of Law. Mr. Menser's law school experience includes Moot Court and Mediation Competitions. Mr. Menser received his B.A. in political science, cum laude from Elon College.

"The addition of these three lawyers helps us round out our expertise in the subspecialties within labor and employment law and increases are ‘bench strength,' making Littler's Charlotte office the best choice for employers looking for legal representation," states Marylin E. Culp, the Charlotte Office Managing Shareholder.

With more than 400 attorneys and 28 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