CHICAGO, IL (February 6, 2015) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has chosen Shareholder Michael A. Wilder to be a member of the 2015 class of Fellows for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). The LCLD Fellows program is designed to connect high-potential attorneys from member organizations with leaders in their legal field for a year-long professional development series.
“We congratulate Michael on being selected to such a distinguished program,” said Adam Wit, office managing shareholder of Littler’s Chicago office. “He joins a select group of attorneys from diverse backgrounds who have been recognized for their potential as leaders in their organizations. Michael has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills within Littler and we look forward to his continued contributions to the firm.”
Wilder represents employers in various areas of employment law before federal and state district and appellate courts, the American Arbitration Association, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other federal and state agencies responsible for investigating workplace discrimination and harassment. Additionally, he is an active member of Littler’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Practice Group. Wilder is also the shareholder responsible for associate hiring in the Chicago office.
“Our Fellows program offers participants an extraordinarily rich year of relationship-building, virtual and in-person training, peer-group projects and extensive contact with LCLD’s top leadership,” said Robert J. Grey Jr., LCLD President.
Active in professional and community organizations, Wilder is on the board of directors for The Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Program, associate board for the Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services, committee member for the Labor and Employment Law Committee of the American Bar Association and a member of the National Black Lawyers – Top 100.
In 2011, Wilder was the recipient of the Presidential and the Junior Counselor Award by the Cook County Bar Association. He was also the 2008 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Black Law Students Association.
Wilder received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law and his B.A. from Michigan State University – James Madison College.
Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 220 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a truly diverse legal profession. The LCLD Fellows program, which has trained more than 600 mid-career attorneys since 2011, is one of LCLD’s most important initiatives. Visit Leadership Council on Legal Diversity for more information.
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 Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.