NASHVILLE (April 3, 2018) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has grown its Nashville office with the relocation of two attorneys and the addition of a new associate. Eric Cook and Elise Hofer McKelvey have made the move to the Music City from the firm’s Los Angeles and Charlotte offices, respectively. Levy Leatherman joins the firm as a new associate from Baker Donelson. The additions bring the number of Littler attorneys practicing in that office to 11.
“We’re thrilled to welcome this talented group to our local team,” said Jennifer Robinson, office managing shareholder of Littler’s Nashville office. “The city’s economy is booming and the addition of these three attorneys and their wide-ranging skill sets will be of value as we continue to strengthen our presence in Nashville and nationally.”
Eric Cook joins from Littler’s Los Angeles office. He provides guidance and litigation defense to employers on a variety of issues including discrimination and harassment, retaliation, wrongful terminations, leaves of absence, workplace accommodations, breach of contract, trade secrets and wage and hour matters. He also counsels clients on best practices for their internal employment policies. Cook earned his J.D. from Boston College Law School, his M.B.A. from the Boston College Carroll School of Management and his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, magna cum laude.
Levy Leatherman, a new addition to the firm, defends clients against claims made under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the ADA, the FMLA, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the FLSA. He also has extensive experience with matters related to collective bargaining and he provides guidance on employee training, internal policies and compliance with state and federal laws. Leatherman earned his J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law, magna cum laude, and a B.A. from Louisiana Tech University, magna cum laude.
Elise Hofer McKelvey joins from Littler’s Charlotte office. She counsels clients on a variety of employment matters including discrimination, retaliation, hiring practices, wage and hour issues, restrictive covenants and contract disputes. She also manages claims made at the state and federal levels, including those under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. She earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and her B.A. from the University of Kentucky.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,500 attorneys in over 75 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.