(October 24, 2016) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has been recognized by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) as a 2016 Top Performer. This is the third consecutive year that Littler has earned this designation, which is given to LCLD’s most active member corporations and law firms.
“Receiving the ‘Top Performer’ designation from LCLD underscores our continued mission to create and cultivate a diverse and inclusive firm,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler, in a joint statement. “It is a privilege to partner with LCLD and further its work of improving equality in the profession and enhancing legal career opportunities for all.”
Littler was one of 41 out of 250 member organizations that were designated a top performer and selected for actively participating in LCLD programs to support its mission of creating a more inclusive legal profession. This year, Littler nominated Edward Chyun as the firm’s 2016 Fellow, selected Hanna Badmus and Derrick Lam as 2016 Pathfinders, hosted 1L Scholars and participated in the Success in Law School Mentoring Program.
As a leader in diversity and inclusion, Littler continues to earn recognition for its innovative diversity initiatives and inclusive culture. Recently, the firm received the Drucilla Stender Ramey Majority-Owned Law Firm Award from the California Minority Counsel Program and won the inaugural national Sager Award from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association for its Career Advocacy Program. Littler was also certified as a "Gold Standard Firm" by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum and was ranked a top law firm by Working Mother magazine and Vault.
Founded in 2009, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity has grown to an organization of more than 250 Members, who serve as either general counsel of major corporations or managing partners of the nation's leading law firms. United by a spirit of activism and personal commitment, LCLD Members participate widely in the programs they've created – leading by example, taking action, and challenging the legal profession to prepare future generations of diverse talent for the highest positions of leadership. For information, visit www.lcldnet.org.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,200 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 70 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.