WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 14, 2011) - Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), the nation’s largest employment and labor law firm representing management, has added Joshua B. Waxman as a shareholder to its Washington, D.C. office. Formerly a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Waxman focuses his practice on complex class action and employment litigation, as well as traditional labor law matters. The arrival of Waxman raises the total number of attorneys practicing out of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office to 29.
"We are excited to have Josh's expertise for our class action practice, which continues to grow. He also adds depth to our labor relations practice, because his familiarity with the political as well as the practical in that arena make him a valuable advisor to employers seeking strategic labor relations advice,” says Nancy Delogu, Office Managing Shareholder in Littler’s Washington, D.C. office.
Waxman has represented clients in connection with state and federal class action wage and hour lawsuits in jurisdictions nationwide. He has also advised clients with labor-management relations matters concerning collective bargaining and union organizing under the National Labor Relations Act. Waxman has experience representing clients in a variety of industries, including retail, manufacturing and gaming.
In 2010, Waxman was invited to participate in a meeting of the Investment Subcommittee of the State Department’s Federal Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy where he provided input concerning their examination of the United States National Contact Point’s role in resolving alleged violations of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. He represented a company in 2004 at the first decertification causation hearing in the National Labor Relations Board’s history.
Waxman is a chapter editor to the Collective Actions Chapter (Chapter 19) of the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) and American Bar Association (ABA) Fair Labor Standards Act treatise, as well as a contributing editor for the ABA’s Developing Labor Law treatise.
“I am thrilled to be joining the nation's top labor and employment law firm,” added Waxman. “I look forward to utilizing the geographic platform that Littler provides to both expand my practice and provide my clients with the best labor and employment representation.”
Waxman received his B.A., cum laude, from Georgetown University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He was a member of the Articles Review Board of the Virginia Law Review and is a member of the University of Virginia Chapter of the Order of the Coif.
He is a member of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and New York bars, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st and 9th Circuits and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York and the District of Maryland.
About Littler Mendelson
With more than 825 attorneys and 52 offices, Littler Mendelson is the largest US-based law firm exclusively devoted to representing management in employment and labor law matters. As the only U.S. member of the Ius Laboris global alliance, Littler has extensive resources to address the needs of multi-national 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.