SAN FRANCISCO, CA/MIAMI, FL (July 16, 2015) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, is pleased to announce that Scott Forman and Garry Mathiason have been named to the “Fastcase 50,” an annual list recognizing 50 innovators, visionaries and leaders in the law. Compiled by legal publisher Fastcase, the ranking highlights those individuals who have chartered a new course for the delivery of legal services.
“As technological advances continue to shape the way we do business, Littler continues to evolve the way our clients receive legal services,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler, in a joint statement. “We are extremely proud of the significant impact Scott and Garry have had on our business and clients, and that their work is recognized in the Fastcase 50. Their contributions to innovation are changing the future of labor and employment law.”
Scott A. Forman, a shareholder and member of the Board of Directors in the Miami office, is the founder of the firm’s award-winning Littler CaseSmart® platform. A true innovator, Forman provides strategic direction to Littler’s ongoing efforts to develop technology platforms that reengineer the delivery of legal services and enhance collaboration. He leads a team of over 50 lawyers, researchers and technologists working within the Littler CaseSmart model. Littler CaseSmart is an integrated approach to legal case management that uses groundbreaking technology, redesigned legal processes and cost effective staffing to deliver high-quality, predicable and efficient legal services. Forman founded the platform in 2010 to manage administrative agency charges. Since then, he has expanded Littler CaseSmart offerings to include single plaintiff litigation and class action defense.
Forman has streamlined agency charges and employment litigation matters through Littler CaseSmart, and also recently developed Virtual Binder to enhance collaboration among attorneys working within the platform. This technology uses automated workflow to track and manage the entire life cycle of a litigated case and informs attorneys exactly what tasks need to be completed, by whom and when. Virtual Binder also provides Key Performance Indicators and enables attorneys to transfer knowledge without the need for meetings, phone conference and constant email communication.
As co-chair of the firm’s Innovation Council, Forman is featured in a number of publications as a thought leader in the area of technology, compliance and innovation. View Scott's comprehensive bio.
Garry G. Mathiason is a shareholder in the San Francisco office and Chair of the firm’s Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Automation Industry group. A pioneer in the area of labor and employment law, Mathiason has been at the forefront of legal innovation for decades. In his role as chair of the Robotics Practice, he provides legal advice and representation to the robotics industry, as well as employers deploying this technology in the workplace. As a senior shareholder at the firm, Mathiason has been involved in more than 1,000 employment and litigation matters and currently defends employers in wage and hour and discrimination class action cases. He also oversees Littler’s Corporate Compliance & Ethics Practice Group and is a founder of the legal technology company, NAVEX Global, the ethics and compliance experts.
Widely recognized as a leading authority on labor and employment trends, he has published extensively and is sought after by the media for his perspective on legal issues impacting the workplace. He has earned numerous awards for his career achievements, including a Band One ranking in the Chambers USA: Leading Lawyers for Business guide and was the recipient of the Innovator Award in 2014 by The Recorder. View Garry's comprehensive bio.
Fastcase is a leading legal publisher focused on smarter legal software that democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first and enabling the re-sorting of results to find answers fast. Founded in 1999, Fastcase has more than 800,000 subscribers from around the world. Fastcase is an American company based in Washington, D.C. For more information, follow Fastcase on Twitter at @Fastcase or visit the Fastcase website.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,000 attorneys in over 60 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.