NEW HAVEN, Conn. (September 5, 2023) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added Craig T. Dickinson as a shareholder in its New Haven office. Dickinson, who was a shareholder at Littler from 2011 to 2021, rejoins the firm from FordHarrison. With his addition, Littler has now brought on 12 shareholders in the past four months, including six who were previously with the firm.
“Craig is an exceptionally well-rounded attorney that employers want in their corner both before and after issues arise. It is a pleasure to welcome him back in what has been an exciting summer for the firm’s growth,” said Erin Webber, Littler’s managing director and president. “The caliber of attorneys, both new and returning, that we’ve added to our roster recently are a testament to our strong culture and the unparalleled service we offer our clients.”
Dickinson has nearly three decades of experience assisting clients in a wide range of employment and labor law issues, with a particular emphasis on proactively identifying and mitigating legal risks. He frequently trains and advises management to help avoid missteps in the workplace that can lead to litigation, from disability accommodation and leave of absence considerations to non-compete and breach of contract matters. Dickinson’s clients span numerous industries, including healthcare, financial services, retail, restaurant and hospitality, distribution and logistics, manufacturing and technology.
“Craig brings years of experience litigating employment and labor disputes and a practical approach to preventing and addressing critical issues facing employers. His impressive legal practice, in combination with an extensive knowledge of – and network in – the region, will benefit our clients immensely in Connecticut and beyond,” said Lori Alexander, office managing shareholder of Littler’s New Haven office. “His years of experience litigating employment and labor disputes and his practical approach to preventing and addressing critical issues facing employers, in combination with his extensive knowledge of, and network in, the region will benefit our clients immensely, in Connecticut and beyond.”
In addition to his advisory work, Dickinson is an experienced litigator with a long track record of success before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. He has handled discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act, among others. Dickinson’s practice also covers a wide range of wage-and-hour disputes, including claims related to employee misclassification, overtime pay, tip-sharing arrangements, and class and collective actions.
“It’s a pleasure to return home to Littler and rejoin my talented colleagues in New Haven and firmwide,” said Dickinson. “Having spent a decade at the firm, I look forward to working closely with the team and leveraging Littler’s superior resources as we guide our clients through this transformative time in the workplace.”
Dickinson received his J.D. from Pace University Law School and his B.A. and M.A. from Fairfield University.
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