CLEVELAND (April 3, 2017) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has appointed Bonnie Kristan as office managing shareholder of the firm’s Cleveland office, effective April 1. Kristan succeeds Bradley Sherman, who will continue to focus on his full-time practice and firm leadership responsibilities.
“We extend our thanks to Bradley for effectively leading the team in Cleveland and elevating the office’s reputation throughout the state over the past four years,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler, in a joint statement. “We look forward to Bonnie’s leadership and are confident that she will build upon the foundation Bradley has established.”
Kristan has represented employers for close to 20 years, litigating cases in state and federal courts. She also has defended trial outcomes on appeal in various areas of employment and workers’ compensation law. In addition to her litigation practice, Kristan provides practical solutions, strategic advice and compliance guidance in all areas of employment law, with an emphasis in areas involving medical and safety components, such as workers’ compensation, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Additionally, she conducts in-house training sessions to help employers avoid employment-related liability.
“I am excited to follow in Bradley’s footsteps as leader of the Cleveland office,” said Kristan. “We have an outstanding group of attorneys, and I will work diligently to further our reputation while continuing to provide clients with excellent service and innovative solutions to their legal needs.”
In addition to being active in numerous professional and community organizations, Kristan is a member of Littler's Associates Committee and the Women’s Leadership Initiative. She earned her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and B.A. and B.S. degrees from Miami University.
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 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.