Seventy-Two Littler Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 9, 2010) – Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), the nation's largest employment and labor law firm representing management, is pleased to announce that 72 lawyers from the Firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011 (Copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. The guide compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting in-depth surveys in which thousands of lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The annual publication includes 39,766 attorneys in 80 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

A listing in the guide is highly-prized within the legal profession as Best Lawyers is viewed as one of the most reliable, unbiased sources of legal referrals available.

"We are proud to have so many Littler attorneys included in Best Lawyers," said Marko Mrkonich, president and managing director of the firm. "Adding to the honor is the knowledge that this recognition was bestowed on the firm by our peers. It truly provides validation to our clients that we are committed to providing them with the best labor and employment representation."

The following Littler attorneys are included in The Best Lawyers in America®: James Patrick Alexander, James Walker May, Charles A. Powell IV, Jay D. St. Clair (Birmingham); Mark Ogden (Phoenix); William J. Emanuel, Diane L. Kimberlin, Robert Millman (Los Angeles); Richard R. Gray (Sacramento); Julie A. Dunne, Jeremy A. Roth, Theodore R. Scott (San Diego); Garry G. Mathiason, Maureen E. McClain (San Francisco); Dennis M. Brown (San Jose); George E. O'Brien, Jr. (New Haven); Alison N. Davis, Peter J. Petesch, Peter A. Susser (Washington); Patrick G. DeBlasio III, Courtney B. Wilson (Miami); Carlos J. Burruezo (Orlando); Gavin S. Appleby, L. Traywick Duffie, Lee A. Schreter (Atlanta); Grady B. Murdock (Chicago); Todd M. Nierman (Indianapolis); Susan C. Sears (Lexington); David C. Casey, Gregory C. Keating, Anthony D. Rizzotti (Boston); William B. Balke, Charles C. DeWitt, Jr. (Detroit); Bruce J. McNeil, Mark W. Schneider (Minneapolis); Denise K. Drake (Kansas City); Harry W. Wellford, Jr. (St. Louis); Jedd E. Mendelson (Newark); D. Jay Sumner (Albuquerque); Philip M. Berkowitz, Reed Ellis, Joel L. Finger, Steven J. Friedman, Gerald T. Hathaway, Bertrand B. Pogrebin (New York); Margaret A. Clemens (Rochester); John T. Billick, Frank W. Buck, Sue Marie Douglas, Robert P. Duvin, Lee J. Hutton, Andrew C. Meyer, Suellen Oswald, Robert M. Wolff (Cleveland); James M. L. Ferber (Columbus); Amy Alpern, Larry K. Amburgey, Douglas S. Parker, Howard Rubin (Portland); Susan K. Hoffman, Marguerite S. Walsh (Philadelphia); John Cerilli, Kimberly A. Zabroski (Pittsburgh); Allan G. King, John F. McCarthy, Jr., Steven R. McCown, Scott McDonald (Dallas); Linda O. Headley, Kerry E. Notestine (Houston); Thomas J. Flaherty, Elizabeth A. Lalik (McLean); and Jonathan O. Levine (Milwaukee).

About Best Lawyers

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 32,000 leading attorneys cast almost two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

About Littler Mendelson

With more than 750 attorneys and 49 offices, Littler Mendelson is the largest U.S.-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. For more information, visit