(May 17, 2021) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, today announced that Lori Brown has rejoined the firm as Office Managing Shareholder in Miami and as a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Brown previously served as Chief Executive Officer of ComplianceHR (CHR), a joint venture of Littler and Neota Logic. CHR has named Kimball Norup, currently the company’s Chief Marketing Officer, as CEO.
“Lori’s extensive management and leadership experience, both at CHR and Littler, will be invaluable to the Miami office, as well as the firm overall,” said Erin Webber, Littler’s President and Managing Director. “Her vision for CHR, an organization at the intersection of advanced technological solutions and employment law compliance, leaves a lasting legacy that aligns with our focus on providing innovative solutions and sophisticated legal counsel to clients.”
Brown was a shareholder with Littler from 2003 to 2011 and served on the firm’s Board of Directors for six of those years, while also serving as Miami Office Managing Shareholder. In her new leadership roles in returning to Littler, she will lead the Miami office and guide its continued growth, as well as serve on the firm’s seven-member Management Committee. Brown has extensive experience counseling and defending employers on a range of workplace issues, including discrimination, harassment and wage and hour matters. She has a particular focus on counseling companies through sensitive personnel matters, while ensuring compliance with constantly evolving federal and state employment and labor laws.
Brown joined CHR when it launched in 2015 and has been instrumental to its success. CHR is a web-based platform that helps human resources and legal professionals make informed decisions on employment law-related matters. The automated platform provides employers with cost-effective and valuable tools for making compliance decisions in hiring and managing their workforces. Under Brown’s leadership, the company has grown to offer over 20 applications to more than 11,000 users.
“Kimball is the ideal leader to guide CHR through the next stage of its growth and to expand the resources provided to employers as they navigate a wide range of compliance challenges in the transition to post-pandemic future,” Brown said. “I am excited to return to private practice and to leverage Littler’s global platform and innovative resources to serve clients while continuing to collaborate with Kimball and my colleagues at CHR.”
Norup joined CHR as Chief Marketing Officer in October 2020 and has assisted in building out the company’s go-to-market organization and broader growth plan. He brings two decades of senior executive experience with software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and in human capital management. Norup has held senior leadership roles with professional services firms that span general management, marketing, sales and growth, most recently as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Growth for Hays Talent Solutions, the managed services division of global recruitment firm Hays PLC.
“Having worked closely with Lori and the ComplianceHR leadership team, I am impressed with the company’s vision and sophistication, the market acceptance of its solutions, and the team’s capabilities,” Norup said. “In today’s increasingly complex business environment, CHR has an incredible market opportunity to help employers mitigate risk and improve productivity. I look forward to working with my colleagues, the board of directors and our clients as we start an exciting next chapter for CHR.”
Brown’s return marks the fourth attorney in the last month to rejoin Littler and the third in the firm’s Florida offices. Shareholder Jessica Travers and of counsel Miguel Morel recently rejoined Littler in Florida and shareholder Lisa Kathumbi returned to the firm’s Columbus office.
ComplianceHR combines the unparalleled experience and knowledge of Littler, the world’s largest global employment law practice, with the power of Neota Logic’s innovative AI software platform. ComplianceHR’s suite of solutions provides quick, straightforward, cost-effective and comprehensive answers to the countless compliance issues employers confront in an ever-changing and complex regulatory environment. For more information, visit www.compliancehr.com.
With more than 1,600 labor and employment attorneys in offices around the world, Littler provides workplace solutions that are local, everywhere. Our diverse global team and proprietary technology foster a culture that celebrates original thinking, delivering groundbreaking innovation that prepares employers for what’s happening today, and what’s likely to happen tomorrow.