San Francisco, CA (January 28, 2014) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has appointed Atlanta Shareholder Lisa “Lee” Schreter as the chairperson of the firm’s Board of Directors. Schreter succeeds former chairman Garry Mathiason and is the first non-California attorney to serve in this role in the firm’s history. Mathiason, co-chair of the firm’s Robotics Practice, will continue his active practice representing employers on complex labor and employment matters. Four new members also were appointed to the board: Scott Forman (Miami), James Oh (Chicago), Mark Schneider (Minneapolis), and Ted Schroeder (Pittsburgh).
“We want to thank Garry for his years of dedicated service and the vision that he has brought to the firm. We look forward to his continued contributions to Littler,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler, in a joint statement.
Bender and Roth called Schreter “an excellent choice” to assume the new leadership role. “Her innovative approach to business, exceptional track record as a practicing attorney, collaborative spirit and proven leadership skills will be critical as we advance the firm’s strategic platform,” they said. “We welcome Lee in addition to Scott, Jimmy, Mark and Ted as our newest board members.”
About Lee Schreter
Schreter is co-chair of Littler’s Wage and Hour Practice and focuses on representing employers in complex class and collective actions involving overtime and other wage-related claims. She specializes in helping employers develop forward-thinking compliance measures that reduce wage and hour disputes and other employment-related issues. She also represents and counsels management clients in connection with all other types of labor and employment matters arising under federal and state laws. Schreter often appears before federal and state courts, the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, and agencies charged with enforcing state wage and hour requirements. She is a frequent speaker before industry and trade associations, business organizations and human resources groups concerning employment-related disputes and wage and hour issues. Read Lee Schreter's comprehensive bio.
About Scott Forman
Forman is the Miami office managing shareholder and represents and advises employers in all aspects of employment law. He has a national practice having handled matters in every state in the country that includes single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class action cases involving a broad range of labor and employment issues. In addition to his active litigation practice, Forman has pioneered Littler’s efforts to innovate the delivery of client services through groundbreaking technology platforms and enhanced client collaboration that increase efficiency and ensure the highest quality of work, such as the award-winning Littler CaseSmart®, an integrated approach to legal case management. Forman helped lead the effort to develop an alternative approach to handling clients’ federal and state administrative charges and employment litigation. Read Scott Forman's comprehensive bio.
About James Oh
Oh has a nationwide practice that focuses on representing management in class action and employment litigation of all kinds. He has a specific expertise in claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, state wage and hour laws, Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Oh has successfully handled a broad range of labor and employment matters and most recently won a FLSA collective action trial of whether insurance company special investigators qualified for the administrative exemption under FLSA and New York and California laws. The decision was affirmed on appeal. He also counsels clients on a variety of employee relations issues, including wage and hour compliance, discipline and termination, leaves of absence and affirmative action obligations. Read James Oh's comprehensive bio.
About Mark Schneider
Co-chair of Littler’s Traditional Labor Law Practice Group, Schneider has a global practice representing management in all phases of labor law and labor relations before the NLRB, the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He works with a broad range of clients, including state and national trade associations, spanning industries that include manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, health care and retail. He is a sought-after speaker and has served as a guest lecturer on labor law for the Graduate School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Minnesota, and has taught labor law for the State Bar of Wisconsin. He regularly conducts seminars for trade associations and private industry. Schneider speaks nationally for employer groups and trade organizations, including the Society for Human Resources Management, the Food Marketing Institute, and the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Read Mark Schneider's comprehensive bio.
About Ted Schroeder
Schroeder represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law with a focus on employment law counseling and litigation before federal and state courts and administrative tribunals, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). His litigation practice involves representing national, regional and local employers in both single-plaintiff and class action employment disputes. He handles matters throughout the employment and labor spectrum, with a primary focus on litigating disputes related to discrimination, harassment and retaliation, unfair competition, wage and hour and employee benefits. Schroeder also counsels clients and various employment and labor law compliance issues. He lectures on various issues related to employment law and federal litigation and serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Read Ted Schroeder's comprehensive bio.
In addition to the new members, current board members were appointed to the following positions:
- Dennis Brown – Treasurer
- Peter Susser – Secretary
- Tom Bender, Jeremy Roth, Marguerite Walsh, Paul Bateman, and Jennifer Youpa – Executive Vice Presidents
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,000 attorneys in over 60 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 70 years. Littler is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.