(December 11, 2015) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, garnered widespread recognition for its innovative approach to client service in the Financial Times’ 2015 North America Innovative Lawyers report. Littler placed among the top ten innovative law firms in North America, four of the firm’s products and services were ranked in three separate categories, and two shareholders were singled out as legal innovators.
At this year’s annual awards event, held on December 7 in New York, Littler was recognized as the top-ranked firm in the Compliance and Technology category for ComplianceHR. A joint venture between Littler and Neota Logic, ComplianceHR is a web-based platform that offers employers concise, instantaneous guidance to make critical employment decisions, such as engaging independent contractors or determining overtime exempt status.
In the New Working Models category, Littler CaseSmart – Litigation™ received the highest “Standout” designation and Littler LaborSmart was also listed as “Commended” in the ranking. Littler LaborSmart is an interactive online tool that streamlines the analysis, organization and benchmarking of collective bargaining agreements. An expansion of the award-winning Littler CaseSmart® platform, Littler CaseSmart – Litigation is a groundbreaking solution for defending single plaintiff employment litigation that maximizes value, talent, technology and data analytics. Finally, Littler ranked among the top five firms in the Forward Thinking Firms category for its Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Automation practice.
Littler Shareholders Scott Forman and Garry Mathiason were also named among the ten most innovative individuals in the North American legal sector. Forman was selected for his ongoing efforts to develop technology platforms that re-engineer the delivery of legal services, including developing the Littler CaseSmart platform to apply technology, alternative staffing and project management to Equal Employment Opportunity charges and single plaintiff employment litigation matters. Mathiason was recognized as a visionary in robotics, artificial intelligence and automation as advances in this area continue to reshape the workplace.
“The development of innovative solutions and cutting-edge technologies is a top priority as we continue to focus on building a law firm of the future,” said Jeremy Roth and Tom Bender, co-managing directors of Littler, in a joint statement. “We are very grateful to be acknowledged for these efforts by the Financial Times and recognized for the commitment of the many individuals at the firm who are passionate about developing new approaches to solve client problems, enhance quality and reduce costs.”
The findings and rankings of the Financial Times report were based on extensive assessments and interviews, following nominations from leading firms and in-house teams across North America. View the complete study here.
In addition to the latest Financial Times report, Littler has been recognized for its commitment to innovation by the International Legal Technology Association, the College of Law Practice Management, The Recorder, The National Law Journal and Fastcase 50, among others.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,000 attorneys in over 70 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.