NEW YORK (February 1, 2022) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has appointed Jeanine Conley Daves as office managing shareholder (OMS) of the firm’s New York City office, effective today. Daves succeeds Bruce Millman, who will be retiring as a shareholder at the end of March after an impressive 40+ year career.
“As a natural leader with deep ties to the New York City business and legal communities, Jeanine is the ideal candidate to take the helm of the New York office,” said Erin Webber, Littler’s managing director and president. “I am confident that she will continue to elevate the Littler brand in the New York market and beyond, thanks to the strong foundation Bruce has established. On behalf of the firm, I want to thank Bruce for his many contributions over the course of his tenure at Littler and wish him all the best as he heads into a well-deserved retirement.”
Daves has represented many of the nation’s leading companies in employment-related disputes and workplace investigations. She has successfully tried cases in both state and federal court and has significant experience litigating whistleblower and retaliation lawsuits, along with discrimination and harassment claims and restrictive covenant and trade secret matters. Additionally, she provides extensive pre-litigation advice and counsel to clients, and she regularly conducts trainings on all facets of employment law.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead our talented team in New York City,” Daves added. “Bruce has done an excellent job growing Littler’s footprint in the New York market, while recruiting talented and diverse professionals. I look forward to building upon his efforts as we continue to deliver exceptional client service, while further deepening our bench strength.”
Outside her practice, Daves holds leadership roles with the NYC Bar Association and currently sits on the board of directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. In addition, she previously served as chair of the board of directors for the NY Urban League. Daves has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© and received numerous recognitions, including being named a Catalyst in Law by the Council of Urban Professionals and Private Practitioner of the Year by the Metropolitan Black Bar Association.
Daves earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.S. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
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