Littler's Denise M. Visconti Named Office Managing Shareholder in San Diego

Visconti to Succeed Newly-Elected Firmwide Co-Managing Director Jeremy Roth

SAN DIEGO, CA (October 2, 2012) - Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), the world’s largest employment and labor law firm representing management, has appointed Denise M. Visconti as office managing shareholder (OMS) of the firm’s San Diego office. Visconti will take the reins from Jeremy Roth, who served as OMS of the office for a decade and will assume the role of Littler’s co-managing director and co-president alongside Thomas Bender of the firm’s Philadelphia office, effective January 2013.

“Since joining Littler eight years ago, Denise has continuously demonstrated an excellent legal mind and a natural capacity to develop outstanding relationships with both clients and attorneys throughout the firm. We are excited to have her take the helm of the San Diego office and continue to build on the momentum created during Jeremy’s tenure,” said Marko Mrkonich, president and managing director of Littler. “We thank Jeremy for successfully serving in this role and look forward to the contributions he will make as he takes on a firmwide management position.”

“I am excited about my new role,” added Visconti. “Our San Diego office has thrived under Jeremy’s leadership, and I look forward to building on his efforts and further expanding the firm’s prominence throughout the Southern California region.”

Visconti handles a broad range of employment litigation matters, most often stemming from claims arising under the California Labor Code and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Additionally, she has experience representing employers with single-plaintiff claims on matters involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment, employment discrimination and accommodation. A majority of her practice involves the defense of clients in class action litigation, particularly in wage and hour cases along with representative actions and private attorney general matters. She appears in state and federal courts and has handled arbitrations in various forums, including the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the American Arbitration Association and JAMS. She is particularly familiar with the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to gender identity and expression. She also counsels clients on gender transitions in the workplace, and various issues relating to domestic partnerships and same-sex couples. Visconti has given a number of presentations to human resources professionals, managers and employees on valuing diversity and creating and maintaining a diverse workplace.

Active in the legal community, Visconti is a member of the Equal Access and Fairness Committee of the State Bar of California, member of the Women Rainmakers Group of the American Bar Association, a member of the Labor and Employment Section of the San Diego County Bar Association and serves on the Board of Directors as co-president of the Tom Homann LGBT Law Association. She is also a sought-after expert by the media and has been quoted and published on a wide range of labor and employment topics. She also speaks before business and legal groups on relevant issues impacting the workplace.

Visconti received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, magna cum laude, in 2000, her M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1991, and a B.S from Carnegie Mellon University in 1989.

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.