(February 14, 2019) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, is pleased to announce that three of its attorneys are among the winners of the 2019 International Law Office’s Client Choice Award. Shareholders Alan Model (Newark), Kristy Peters (Phoenix) and Amy Todd-Gher (San Diego) were selected as the exclusive winners in the Employment & Benefits category for the states of New Jersey, Arizona and California, respectively.
The Client Choice Awards recognize excellent client service across a range of criteria, including industry knowledge, strategic thinking, billing transparency and responsiveness. This year’s winners were chosen from a pool of over 2,000 individual client assessments. Nominations can only be made by corporate counsel.
Alan I. Model has been representing employers throughout the country in all aspects of labor relations and employment law since 1993. Model devises and implements strategies to foster positive employee relations, provides management training, negotiates labor agreements, handles all matters before the NLRB, and assists with transactional support for business acquisitions, sales and relocations. He also assists employers with drafting and enforcing restrictive covenant agreements, day-to-day counseling and defending employment disputes. Model has extensive experience with hospitality clients and is a member of the firm’s Labor Management Relations, Hospitality, and Unfair Competition practice groups. He’s been named by The Best Lawyers in America© since 2015.
Model earned his J.D. from George Washington University Law School and his B.A. from Lafayette College.
Kristy L. Peters represents and counsels employers regarding all types of labor and employment matters. She litigates matters in both federal and state court, including wrongful termination claims, discrimination and harassment claims, and trade secrets and unfair competition claims. She also regularly appears in front of the EEOC in the investigation, mediation, and conciliation process. Peters also drafts employment agreements and restrictive covenants, drafts employer policies and handbooks, conducts employee training and advises on workplace issues. In 2018, she was selected by the Chief Judge of the District of Arizona to be a Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative and she is the immediate past president of the Phoenix Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. She has been named by The Best Lawyers in America©for the past two years. She also has been awarded the AV® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Peters earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School and her B.B.A., with distinction, from the University of Wisconsin.
Amy Todd-Gher is an accomplished litigator who has specialized in employment litigation since 1999. She has obtained successful results for her clients through dispositive motions, jury verdicts and favorable settlements. Todd-Gher’s practice focuses on the defense of employers, from start-up ventures to Fortune 500 companies. Todd-Gher was selected to Super Lawyers for Northern California in 2014 and 2015, prior to moving her practice to Southern California, and she now represents employers throughout the state of California. Todd-Gher has handled a broad variety of litigation matters, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, wage and hour and trade secrets cases. In the class action context, Todd-Gher recently led the team that defeated a significant motion for class certification.
Todd-Gher earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Richmond.
With more than 1,500 labor and employment attorneys in offices around the world, Littler provides workplace solutions that are local, everywhere. Our diverse 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.