Littler Mendelson's William Hays Weissman Elected American Bar Foundation Fellow

WALNUT CREEK, CA (February 22, 2010) – Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), the nation's largest employment and labor law firm representing management, is pleased to announce that William Hays Weissman, a shareholder in the Walnut Creek office, has been elected as an American Bar Foundation Fellow. Membership is limited to a small percentage of lawyers licensed to practice in each state.

The Fellows is an honorary organization of peer-elected attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars. Nominees are selected based on outstanding career achievements, as well as a demonstrated commitment to their communities and to the highest standards of excellence in the legal profession.

"William is unwavering in his dedication to providing superior client service to the Firm's clients," said Michael Brewer, managing shareholder of Littler's Walnut Creek office. "He is truly a talented attorney and we are proud to see the American Bar Foundation recognize his accomplishments."

Weissman's practice focuses on state and federal Employment Tax Audits and Litigation and Employment Tax Advice and Counseling. He represents and advises employers in a broad range of employment tax matters, including employment tax audits, protests and appeals before state taxing agencies and the IRS, and litigation in civil court. In addition, Weissman assists management with drafting employment and independent contractor agreements, and provides counsel on the tax implications of various employer-provided benefits.

He is currently the Vice Chair and Chair Elect of the Employment Taxes Committee of the American Bar Association's Tax Section. He is also a frequent speaker and author on employment tax issues, and has a regular column in State Tax Notes.

Weissman received his M.B.A. from The University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management, his LL.M. in taxation from Golden Gate University School of Law, his J.D. from the District of Columbia School of Law cum laude, and his B.A. from George Washington University.

About the American Bar Foundation

The American Bar Foundation is the nation's leading research institute for the empirical study of law. An independent, nonprofit organization, for more than fifty years the ABF has advanced the understanding and improvement of law through research projects of unmatched scale and quality on the most pressing issues facing the legal system in the United States and the world.

About Littler Mendelson

With more than 750 attorneys and 48 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