We formed our Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI) in 2008. The initiative focuses on developing and retaining women leaders because we value the importance of having women leaders at every level of the firm.  Lawyers involved with this initiative are able to discuss their experiences and readiness to take on new roles, learn how to promote their successes and identify what skills are needed to advance. WLI provides lawyers in the firm with the tools and resources to achieve their goals. As there may be some perceived differences in the ways in which women and men lead and communicate, this group encourages important dialogue around learning how to work effectively with each other. As the labor and employment law environment changes, WLI is here to make sure Littler is able to handle whatever the future brings.


  • Leadership development
  • Growth opportunities
  • Work/life balance considerations
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Client relationship building and business development
  • Retention


  • WLI Leadership Development Forum
  • National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)
  • American Bar Association’s (ABA) Women in Law Section
  • Corporate Counsel Women of Color Conference (CCWC)
  • Hastings Law School Women's Leadership Training Course External Relationship Building


  • Named to Working Mother magazine’s 50 Best Law Firms for Women in 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009 and 2008
  • Ranked #15 – Diversity for Women in the 2017 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms
  • Certified as a "Gold Standard Firm" from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), 2011-2016