Littler Mendelson Welcomes Richard S. Falcone Back to Its Orange County Office

IRVINE, CA (July 20, 2010) – Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), the nation's largest employment and labor law firm representing management, today announced the return of Richard S. Falcone to the Firm's Orange County, CA office.

Falcone rejoins Littler from the Los Angeles office of Payne & Fears, LLP, where he was the managing partner. He specializes in employment law and litigation, and has experience representing management in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. His clients span a number of different industries, including technology, home health care, and entertainment.

He has handled matters involving all aspects of employment law and litigation, such as wrongful termination, discrimination claims, sexual harassment, wage and hour, trade secrets misappropriation, unfair competition, labor relations, occupational safety and health, and workplace violence. In addition, Falcone advises employers on issues related to state and federal employment and labor relations law, including litigation avoidance, employee terminations, workplace investigations, drafting compensation and severance packages, proprietary information protection, reduction-in-force, and workplace violence.

"We are so excited to welcome Rich back to Littler," said Fermin Llaguno, the managing shareholder of the Firm's Orange County office. "Rich's thirty plus years of traditional labor and employment litigation experience fit perfectly into our local growth strategy, as do his wide-ranging expertise and leadership skills. Rich's homecoming is sure to be a very happy one for him, the Firm, and most importantly, our clients."

Falcone is rated AV® by Martindale-Hubbell—the highest level of professional excellence available from the directory. He speaks regularly on various employment law subjects, including e-discovery, leaves of absence, sexual harassment, union organizing, and litigation overview. He is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American, California, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Santa Clara County Bar Associations.

"In the end, Littler is the best place for both me and my clients," Falcone said about his return to the Firm. "I look forward to putting my experience into practice here, and helping to expand the capabilities of our Orange County office."

Falcone received his J.D. from University of Santa Clara Law School and B.S. from Tusculum College cum laude. He is admitted to practice in the states of California and New Jersey.

About Littler Mendelson

With more than 750 attorneys and 49 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 needs of multi-national clients, from navigating international employment laws and labor relations issues to applying corporate policies worldwide. 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