(May 31, 2018) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has appointed Nashville Office Managing Shareholder Jennifer Robinson and Houston Shareholder David Jordan as co-chairs of its Hospitality Industry Group.
“With extensive experience representing employers in the hospitality industry, Jen and David were the ideal choices to lead this group,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler, in a joint statement. “We are confident that their combined leadership and substantial subject matter knowledge will continue to elevate the firm’s offerings in the hospitality arena.”
A labor and employment litigator for more than two decades, Jennifer Robinson has been the lead defense attorney in nearly 40 state and federal wage and hour class and/or collective actions. She also has defended employers in single and multiplaintiff lawsuits involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and failure to accommodate. Robinson works with a wide range of industries, including hospitality, entertainment and food and beverage.
Robinson has been named one of The Best Lawyers in America© each year since 2011 and was named by the Nashville Post magazine to its In Charge list in the legal category. She has been consistently ranked by Chambers USA as a top lawyer within the labor and employment practice area. She has also been recognized as a Woman of Influence and among the Best of the Bar by the Nashville Business Journal. Robinson earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and her B.A. from the University of Virginia.
David Jordan focuses his practice on employment counseling and litigation, including all aspects of labor relations and employment law. He works with clients in the retail, restaurant and hospitality, energy, manufacturing, banking and healthcare industries. Jordan also handles disputes involving employment contracts, noncompete covenants, trade secrets and confidentiality agreements. In addition to representing employers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies, Jordan regularly counsels clients on a variety of workplace issues.
Prior to practicing law, Jordan spent almost 10 years in the hospitality industry, building and managing a variety of restaurant concepts. He earned his J.D from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and his B.A. from Oklahoma State University.
Within the hospitality community, Littler is known for its extensive industry knowledge and innovative approaches to solving workplace problems. Littler attorneys understand the complex legal issues and regulations that affect today’s hospitality employers and assist clients ranging from international restaurant chains, casinos and landmark hotels to local boutique and independent hospitality service providers.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,500 attorneys in 80 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single-source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for over 75 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing member entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.