Littler Mendelson Welcomes Shareholder Julie A. Dunne

New Addition Strengthens Firm's Retail Industry and Class Action Experience

San Francisco, CA/ Jan. 8, 2008 -- Littler Mendelson, the nation's largest labor and employment law firm representing management, continues its expansion with the addition of the firm's newest Shareholder, Julie A. Dunne, to Littler's San Diego office.

Dunne comes to Littler from the San Diego office of Sheppard Mullin, where she defended employers and management in an extensive range of employment-related matters including: wage and hour class actions, wage and hour audits, discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination in violation of public policy claim, and ADA access lawsuits.

Dunne is Chair of the National Retail Federation's Committee on Employment Law's Wage and Hour Subcommittee. She is the former Co-Chair of the San Diego County Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section.

"Julie's class action practice, particularly as it applies to national retail and restaurant clients such as those served by our firm around the country, makes her a perfect addition to our practice and our firm," said Jeremy Roth, office managing shareholder for Littler Mendelson in San Diego."I am honored to have the opportunity to now practice with Julie, and I personally look forward to learning from her about cutting-edge class action strategies."

"I am delighted to join the preeminent management-side employment firm in the world," said Dunne. "Littler's national platform allows me to draw on the experience and insights of more than 650 attorney-colleagues throughout the country, plus I can draw on the talent and legal support in San Diego to more fully meet the needs of my clients."

Dunne has guest lectured for the University of California at San Diego and for San Diego State University in its Human Resources programs regarding the interview and hiring process. She also provides in-house training for clients on hiring, management, discrimination, harassment and complaint investigation procedures. Dunne earned her bachelor of arts from the University of Michigan in 1989, and her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1992. She is admitted to practice in California.

About Littler Mendelson

With more than 650 attorneys and 43 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