MEMPHIS, TN (January 5, 2015) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has appointed Tanja L. Thompson as office managing shareholder of its Memphis, TN office.
“Since the formation of Littler’s Memphis office three years ago, Littler’s name recognition has been enhanced throughout Memphis and the greater Southeast, and the office is a leading labor and employment practice in the region,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler. “In addition, Tanja is an exceptional lawyer, and we are excited that she will be leading our efforts in Memphis. Her reputation and strong ties to the city’s legal and business communities will be key as we look to further expand Littler’s presence in the region.”
Thompson serves as a co-chair of Littler’s Labor Management Relations Practice Group. Her practice focuses on representing companies in the area of traditional labor law. She advises her clients, which range from national Fortune 500 companies to local employers across various industries, in remaining union-free and in managing their union-represented workplaces. She has successfully represented companies throughout the country in union organizing campaigns and NLRB litigation.
“I am pleased to step into the managing shareholder role for Memphis,” added Thompson. “The office has flourished since its inception and I am eager to further enhance our footprint throughout the region.”
Active in the professional community, she is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the Tennessee Bar Association, the Memphis Bar Association and the CUE’s Labor Relations Advisory Committee. She is an immediate past co-chair of the Committee on the Development of the Law Under the National Labor Relations Act, Labor and Employment Law Section of the ABA; a former president of the Alumni Chapter of the University of Memphis School of Law and a former barrister in the Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court. She also is a Co-Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg BNA’s labor law treatise, The Developing Labor Law.
Thompson has been recognized for her career achievements by Super Lawyers magazine, the Labor Relations Institute and Martindale-Hubbell. She received her J.D. from the University of Memphis School of Law and her B.A. from Rhodes College.
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.