(February 13, 2017) – Three attorneys of Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, have been recognized by BTI Consulting Group, Inc., as Client Service All-Stars. Shareholder Susan Katz Hoffman (Philadelphia), Shareholder Steven L. Rahhal (Dallas) and Associate Steve Baumann (Denver) were named in the esteemed report, “BTI Client Service All-Stars 2017.” Rahhal was also designated among 54 “top attorneys reinventing client relationships” as a BTI Client Service All-Star MVP for garnering client recognition in back-to-back years. He has earned the designation four times overall. Additionally, Baumann was the only associate named to the list among all of the national firms that were included.
Comprised of 319 total U.S. attorney names, the 2017 edition was formed by feedback from more than 300 corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 and other large companies. This is the tenth consecutive year at least one Littler attorney has been selected as a BTI Client Service All-Star.
“We applaud Susan, Steve and Steve for consistently demonstrating superior client service and focus, and a deep understanding of their clients’ business. At Littler, delivering quality service is among our highest priorities, and it is rewarding for our attorneys to be recognized by clients for exceptional service,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler, in a joint statement.
About Susan Katz Hoffman
Hoffman has more than 40 years of experience representing employers in benefits litigation, plan design and corporate transactions, frequently working with clients in the transportation, banking, manufacturing and retail industries, as well as the public sector and public utility companies. Inducted as a Charter Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, Inc., she has specific expertise with matters involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Internal Revenue Code and the Bankruptcy Code. A sought-after speaker and writer, Hoffman often presents on employee benefits tax issues, litigation and regulation. In 2016, Hoffman was named Philadelphia’s “Lawyer of the Year” in Employment Benefits (ERISA) Law by Best Lawyers in America©. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her M.B.A., with distinction, from the University of Pennsylvania, and her B.A., with honors, from Lake Forest College.
About Steven Rahhal
Board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Rahhal has more than 25 years of management-side labor law. A significant amount of his practice is spent representing clients on aspects of labor management relations, from helping companies to maintain a union-free environment to handling union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, union labor practices and arbitrations. He has appeared before state and federal courts, the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division. In addition to being named a BTI Client Service All-Star four times, he has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America© every year since 2012. Rahhal earned his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, with honors, and his B.A. from the University of Oklahoma.
About Steve Baumann
Focusing his practice on complex commercial and employment litigation, Baumann advises and represents clients nationwide on issues of unfair competition, trade secrets, discrimination and whistleblower retaliation. He has successfully litigated cases and administrative proceedings in more than five states and three different courts of appeals, including briefings filed in the Supreme Court of the United States. An advocate of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, Baumann extends his advice on related matters to the broader community through his volunteer work with the Center for Legal Inclusiveness. Since 2016, he has been named a Rising Star by Colorado Super Lawyers. Baumann earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,200 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 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.