KANSAS CITY, KS (June 27, 2012) - Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), the world’s largest employment and labor law firm representing management, has named Daniel B. Boatright office managing shareholder of its Kansas City office. Boatright succeeds Denise Drake, one of the founding shareholders of the office, who will continue her practice at the firm and will also take an active role in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Labor & Employment Section as the Management Chair of the Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee.
“We are grateful to Denise for her guidance of our Kansas City office through a sustained period of growth. During her tenure, she was instrumental in expanding the firm’s presence in the local market and we thank her for her leadership,” said Marko Mrkonich, president and managing director of Littler. “We are excited to have Dan take the reins and build on the solid foundation created by Denise. As one of the office’s original shareholders and a recognized attorney in Missouri and Kansas, we are confident that Dan’s management skills, legal talent and ties to the local business community will enable Littler to continue to flourish throughout the region.”
“I am excited about my new role as office managing shareholder and look forward to building on what our office has accomplished under Denise’s leadership,” added Boatright. “Many thanks to Denise for all she has done. I am privileged to serve in a management capacity to enhance service to clients across Littler’s national footprint, while continuing to focus on the needs of our clients in Kansas City and the surrounding regions.”
With clients spanning the restaurant and retail industries, as well those from the public sector, Boatright has experience with claims in a wide range of employment law matters, including defense of multiple plaintiff and collective/class actions lawsuits. He has specific expertise with cases involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Title VII, as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Missouri Human Rights Act and the Kansas Act Against Discrimination. Boatright has represented employers in hundreds of matters in state and federal courts, primarily in Missouri and Kansas, and before administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor. Additionally, he provides counsel to employers across a broad spectrum of industries on employment law compliance and provides management training on anti-harassment and other issues.
Recently, Boatright was recognized by Chambers USA as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and has been named a Super Lawyer in both Missouri and Kansas. He is member of the Eighth Circuit Model Civil Jury Instruction Committee, and co-chairs the Complex Litigation Subcommittee of the Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee of the ABA.
Boatright received his J.D. from the University of Missouri, Kansas City in 1991 with distinction and his B.A. from Kansas State University in 1986 cum laude.
About Littler Mendelson
With over 900 attorneys and 56 offices throughout the U.S. and globally, Littler Mendelson is the world’s largest labor and employment firm exclusively devoted to representing management. As the only U.S. member of the Ius Laboris global alliance, Littler has extensive resources to address the needs of multinational clients, from navigating international employment laws and labor relations issues to applying corporate policies worldwide. Established in 1942, the firm has litigated, mediated and negotiated some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record.