Littler Mendelson Strengthens LA Presence with Employment Litigation Expert Helene Wasserman

Los Angeles, CA/ July 16, 2008 -- Littler Mendelson (Littler), the nation's largest labor and employment law firm representing management, continues its expansion with the addition of the firm's newest Shareholder, Helene Wasserman, to Littler's Los Angeles office.

Wasserman comes to Littler from the Los Angeles office of Ford and Harrison, where she defended employers and management in litigation matters before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in all areas of employment law. Wasserman also counsels employers of all sizes in day-to-day employment relations issues such as hiring, discipline and termination of employees, downsizing, workplace violence and compliance with all state and federal laws.

Wasserman has been actively involved with the Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations (CDCBA) for several years. The CDCBA is the quintessential “grass roots” legislative organization comprised of attorneys throughout California who all have a desire to improve the laws of the state of California by proposing and debating potential legislation. After having been the Chair of the largest delegation in the state of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association delegation, and having served for two years as a state Sergeant-at-Arms and for three years on the state Resolutions Committee of the CDCBA, Wasserman was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the organization. There, she continues with her efforts to improve the employment laws within California.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome an attorney of Helene's caliber to the firm. She is joining an already outstanding lineup of employment and labor lawyers, and her collective experience and client base will add considerably to the strength and momentum of the Los Angeles office," said Robert Blumberg, office managing shareholder of Littler's Los Angeles Office.

"I am delighted to join the preeminent management-side employment firm in the country," said Wasserman. "Littler's national platform allows me to draw on the experience and insights of more than 700 attorney-colleagues throughout the country, plus I can draw on the talent and legal support in Los Angeles to more fully meet the needs of my clients."

Wasserman is frequently featured and quoted in various publications on topics ranging from all aspects of employment law to the use of technology in the legal profession. She has presented on various employment law related topics for the California Continuing Education of the Bar, M. Lee Smith, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and H.R. Star as well as numerous in-house presentations/trainings for clients.

Wasserman earned her bachelor of arts from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1984, and her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1987. She is admitted to practice in California.

About Littler Mendelson

With more than 700 attorneys and 45 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