Littler’s Pittsburgh Office Adds Experienced Employment Litigator S. Elaine Diedrich

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 20, 2014) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added accomplished employment litigator S. Elaine Diedrich as a shareholder in the firm’s Pittsburgh, Pa. office. Diedrich was formerly a partner with Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP and litigation partner-in-charge of that firm’s Pittsburgh office.

“We are proud to welcome Elaine to our growing team,” said John M. Cerilli, managing shareholder of Littler’s Pittsburgh office. “Her strong background in employment litigation and her outstanding professional reputation throughout the region make her the perfect addition to our attorney roster.”

Diedrich has tried cases in jurisdictions across the country and has extensive experience in non-compete and trade secret litigation. Her litigation practice also includes representing employers in lawsuits brought under state and federal discrimination laws, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and under whistleblower and wrongful discharge laws.

Diedrich, who now devotes a significant portion of her practice to counseling employers on daily employment-related issues to help clients avoid litigation, states, “I consider my relationship with clients a business relationship. I respect that they still need to run a successful business. I work with clients to find solutions to employment issues that are both good business decisions and help reduce the risk of employment litigation.”

Diedrich assists companies in all aspects of employee-related issues including hiring, firing, performance management, addressing leave and accommodation requests, layoffs, wage and hour, union avoidance and campaigns, non-compete, employment and severance agreements and training supervisors on best practices related to handling workplace issues. She also assists start-up and emerging companies implement proper procedures and agreements to prevent employment disputes.

“I am pleased to join such a well-respected firm as Littler,” Diedrich said. “The collective knowledge of the firm’s lawyers coupled with Littler’s extensive footprint nationally and internationally will allow me to provide my clients with unrivaled labor and employment representation.”

Diedrich received her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh cum laude and her B.A. from Miami University. She also studied at the John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg.

About Littler

Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,000 attorneys in over 60 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single-source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for over 70 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.