Littler Welcomes Shareholder Jamie Spataro in Pittsburgh

Firm continues hiring streak with arrival of ninth shareholder since May

PITTSBURGH (July 31, 2023) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added Jamie Spataro as its newest shareholder in its Pittsburgh office. Spataro, who previously served as a lead counsel for FedEx Ground, will join the firm’s Occupational Safety and Health Practice Group. His arrival marks the ninth shareholder addition to Littler in just the last three months.

“Jamie’s depth of knowledge and tenure at a leading transportation and shipping company – particularly during the pandemic, when workplace safety and health concerns were front and center – will make him an invaluable asset to our team,” said Erin Webber, Littler’s managing director and president. “We are thrilled to welcome him as the latest addition in this exciting period of growth in our shareholder ranks.”

Spataro brings two decades of experience, including nearly 15 years spent with the legal department at FedEx Ground. His practice encompasses a wide range of workplace safety and health issues, including COVID-19 and infectious disease mitigation, hazardous materials and dangerous goods transportation, and obligations affecting the highly regulated transportation industry. Spataro has handled numerous workplace safety matters involving both the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Labour Canada.

“Jamie brings unique insight into the challenges employers face in complying with a complex web of workplace safety regulations and keeping abreast of new regulatory requirements that will benefit our clients in Pittsburgh and beyond,” said Ted Schroeder, office managing shareholder of Littler’s Pittsburgh office.

Steven McCown and Alka Ramchandani-Raj, co-chairs of the Occupational Safety and Health Practice Group, added: “We are excited for Jamie to join our deep bench of attorneys focused on Occupational Safety and Health law and for our clients to benefit from his knowledge of the regulatory landscape in both the U.S. and Canada.”

Spataro is well-versed in U.S. and Canadian compliance and reporting issues. He has dealt with matters involving compliance with the Transportation Security Administration’s Indirect Air Carrier Management System; U.S.-Canada customs, trade compliance and border security; fuel distribution, import and export licensing; environmental due diligence and compliance; and corporate sustainability.

“I have long admired the work of Littler and am honored to be joining the world’s leading employment and labor law firm,” said Spataro. “Littler has an impressive team of OSHA professionals spread across its vast geographic footprint. I look forward to drawing on the talent of the team, along with the breadth of firm’s resources and expansive market reach, to help employers continue to navigate the evolving issues related to workplace safety.”

Outside of his legal practice, Spataro served on the board of the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership and is vice president for advocacy and publicity for the Association of Corporate Counsel – Western Pennsylvania Chapter. He received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and his B.A. from Bethany College.

About Littler

With more than 1,700 labor and employment attorneys in offices around the world, Littler provides workplace solutions that are local, everywhere. Our diverse global team and proprietary technology foster a culture that celebrates original thinking, delivering groundbreaking innovation that prepares employers for what’s happening today, and what’s likely to happen tomorrow.