CHICAGO (April 6, 2018) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, is pleased to announce that Shanthi V. Gaur and D. Finn Pressly have rejoined the firm as shareholders in the Chicago office.
“We are thrilled to welcome Shanthi and Finn back to Littler and to include them among the talented group of shareholders we’ve already added across the firm in 2018,” said Jody Boquist, Littler’s office managing shareholder in Chicago. “This is a welcome homecoming, as Finn is highly regarded in the health and welfare arena, and Shanthi is a well-respected litigator with a long history with our Chicago team, having been one of the founding members of the office.”
Gaur advises and represents retail organizations, pharmaceutical companies and health care corporations in a broad range of issues relating to employment discrimination, including claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. She has extensive experience in class and collective action litigation and has tried cases before state and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies. Gaur also counsels clients in other areas of employment litigation, including defamation, tortious interference, personnel policy and procedures review, employee hiring and terminations.
In her previous tenure at Littler, Gaur served as co-chair of the firm's Equal Employment Opportunity/ Discrimination Practice Group and was involved in a variety of diversity, recruitment and professional development initiatives. She received her J.D., with honors, from the University of Chicago Law School and her B.A., with honors, from the University of Chicago.
Pressly focuses his practice on employee benefits compliance. He counsels clients on all aspects of health and welfare benefit plans, including issues related to ERISA, plan design, summary plan descriptions, HIPAA privacy and security, wellness programs, health savings accounts and COBRA continuation coverage. Pressly also advises clients on health care reform compliance issues, including responding to employer mandate penalty assessments under the Affordable Care Act.
Pressly received his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida and his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. He is licensed to practice in Florida, Illinois and Hawaii.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,500 attorneys in over 75 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 75 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing member entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.