ATLANTA (August 2, 2021) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, today announced that Bradley E. Strawn has rejoined the firm and will serve as Office Managing Shareholder in Atlanta. Strawn will succeed Whitney M. Ferrer who will be assuming a leadership role in a new service launching later this year. Ferrer will also continue to focus on her active practice at the firm. Strawn, who joins from insurance broker McGriff, spent 2005 to 2018 at Littler and is the fourth lateral shareholder in recent months to return to the firm.
“We are thrilled to welcome Brad back to Littler. His arrival, combined with the string of talented attorneys who have rejoined the firm recently, is a testament to our culture, unique approach to client service and unparalleled strength in labor and employment law,” said Erin Webber, Littler’s managing director and president. “Brad’s time at McGriff provides him with an insider perspective on the business and operational issues facing employers that, coupled with nearly two decades in private practice, will be a significant asset to our clients. A special thanks to Whitney for her continuing leadership and contributions to the Atlanta office and firm.”
At McGriff, Strawn served as a regional operations officer and executive vice president, focusing on optimizing the corporate risk management and insurance solutions provided to clients. His responsibilities included such areas as recruiting and talent management, operational development and financial oversight. During his time at Littler, Strawn advised employers on a broad range of matters, including structuring and defending contingent workforce and independent contractor relationships; defending employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation complaints; and restrictive covenants and trade secrets litigation. He has also represented employers in complex class and collective actions involving overtime and other wage-related claims and has extensive experience before federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board and the U.S. Department of Labor.
“Brad was an integral part of our team during his prior time with us, and we couldn’t be more pleased that he is returning to the Littler family,” said Ferrer. “His legal and business background positions him well to counsel and defend employers on an array of workplace challenges. He will bring great value to our team and clients in Atlanta and beyond, as well as trusted leadership.”
“Littler is truly a special place and I look forward to rejoining my colleagues in Atlanta and firmwide, including working alongside and building on Whitney’s tremendous efforts in leading the office,” Strawn said. “So much about the world has changed since my earlier tenure at Littler, but one constant is the firm’s family-like culture, its commitment to inclusion and its ability to disrupt the status quo with groundbreaking innovation.”
Strawn received his J.D. from the Georgia State University College of Law and his B.S. from James Madison University.
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.