Littler Mendelson Welcomes Cyrus Martinez to Phoenix Office

Phoenix, Arizona/ August 22, 2006 -- Littler Mendelson, the nation's largest labor and employment law firm, is pleased to announce the arrival of its newest associate, Cyrus B. Martinez.

Cyrus is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of New Mexico and a 2001 graduate of Northwestern University School of Law where he was a member of the Journal of International Law and Business and the Treasurer of the Latino Law Students Association. Cyrus advises and defends employers faced with claims of harassment and/or discrimination based on gender, disability, age, race, national origin, and religion; as well as claims alleging wrongful termination, breaches of contract, and other torts.

"Cyrus brings a great deal of experience and energy to our practice," said Mark Ogden, office managing shareholder of Littler Mendelson's Phoenix office. "His experience with representing employers in union-avoidance efforts, collective bargaining and other matters before the National Labor Relations Board make him a strong asset to our firm. I am confident that he is someone who can keep pace with the growing demands of our Phoenix office."

Cyrus joins Littler as a lateral associate from the Phoenix office of Steptoe & Johnson.

About Littler Mendelson

With nearly 500 attorneys in 37 offices 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. Its affiliated global migration practice, Littler Global, provides support to major companies in moving employees around the world. For more information, visit