Littler’s Asha Santos Selected as Office Managing Shareholder for Three New England Offices

BOSTON/PORTLAND, Maine/PROVIDENCE, R.I. (July 5, 2023) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has selected Asha Santos as office managing shareholder (OMS) of the firm’s Boston, Portland, Maine, and Providence, Rhode Island, offices, effective July 1. Santos succeeds Michael Mankes, who will be stepping down to focus on his full-time practice.

“Asha’s familiarity with the local business communities and firm leadership experience make her a fantastic choice to take the helm of our Boston, Portland and Providence offices,” said Erin Webber, Littler’s managing director and president. “I am certain she will build upon the strong foundation that Mike has established. A special thanks to Mike for his steadfast leadership and countless contributions during his 15-year tenure as OMS.”

Santos devotes her practice to the litigation of all types of employment disputes in state and federal court and before government agencies. She assists employers with single- and multi-plaintiff harassment and discrimination matters, leave of absence issues, wrongful termination claims, and wage and hour matters as well as pre-litigation counseling and compliance issues. Santos also serves as a neutral investigator for sexual harassment and discrimination claims, and she has conducted workplace culture audits concerning allegations of bullying and microaggressions.

“We have an amazing team of attorneys and professional staff in all three offices, and I am excited to work alongside my colleagues to further expand our presence across the Northeast,” Santos said. “Thanks to Mike’s leadership, Littler’s presence is well-established in the region. I look forward to collaborating with our teams in these three markets as we continue to demonstrate that Littler is the premier firm for employment and labor law solutions.”

Additionally, Santos is a regular speaker on the topic of how to address bias issues in the workplace and has developed a popular bystander intervention training that has been implemented by numerous employers. Santos earned her J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School and her B.A. from Williams College.

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