Littler Mendelson, PC.
Littler Mendelson, PC.
|Main office||650 California Street, 20th Floor | San Francisco | CA | 94108|
|Year of establishment||1942|
|Number of offices||56|
|Largest office||San Francisco|
|Number of attorneys||746|
|Number of associates||303|
|Number of partners||428|
|Partner: associate ratio||1.40|
|Percent women attorneys||35.50|
|Percent minority attorneys||16.50|
|Percent gay attorneys||3.10|
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice with more than 1,000 attorneys in over 60 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 70 years. Littler is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms. Littler lawyers practice and have experience in more than 36 areas of employment and labor law. When a company faces a workplace issue, Littler Mendelson is in a position to respond. Littler attorneys are dedicated to incomparable client service. Littler has a Knowledge Management group whose attorneys harness the collective knowledge of the firm and provide that knowledge to clients through tools, products and services that are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week. This allows Littler to provide up-to-the-minute information on changes in the employment law arena and give clients the information and tools they need to respond to those changes. In addition, Littler is consistently recognized in the industry as a leader and innovator in the future of employment law products and services.
Areas of practice
Awards and recognitions
Littler Mendelson is consistently ranked among the leading law firms in each of its central practice areas. Additionally, its lawyers are consistently recognized as industry leaders and ranked among the best practitioners worldwide. Some of its recent accolades are as under:
The US News and Best Lawyers named Littler as "Law Firm of The Year" in Labor Law-Management for the year 2011-12
Fortune 500 companies chose the firm as the TOP ALM Go-To Law Firm for Labor and Employment for the year 2012.
Who's Who Legal named "Leading Law Firm in the World for Management-Side Labor and Employment Work", 2012. It also recognized 26 attorneys recognized in the International Who's Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers list for superb client service and employment expertise.
59 attorneys listed in the Chambers USA 2012 directory and guide and ranked nationally as one of the Top Labor & Employment Law Firms.
Littler ranked no 2 in 2013 Vault guide to the top 100 law firms for Labor and Employment.
Littler earned 100% Corporate Equality Index rating from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2012 Best Places to Work Survey
Certified as a "Gold Standard Firm" from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum, 2012 and 2011
The firm looks for the best and the brightest to join their ever-expanding team. The firm says that it specifically looks for people who are desirous of making their mark in the practice of labor and employment law.
The firm is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant in any manner whatsoever.
Interested candidates should apply online with a completed application form, current resume, law school transcript, undergraduate transcript and other graduate program transcript and a writing script.
The firm's commitment to diversity and inclusion percolates from the top and permeates every level of the firm. The firm follows diversity with intent and commitment, so much so that they live and breathe it. The firm says that it is committed to enhancing efforts both inside and outside the firm.
Established in 2003, the Diversity & Inclusion Council is responsible for creating, implementing and reviewing firmwide diversity and inclusion strategies. The firm's council is comprised of more than 20 lawyers and professional staff, who not only represent the diversity of employees at Littler, but who also ensure that everyone has a voice in the process.
The firm allows non-billable time for relevant events to its lawyers and staff and also provides them with financial support to enable them to take part in diversity initiatives. Through its Women's Leadership initiative the firm focuses on developing and retaining women leaders because it considers it an imperative to have women leaders at every level of the firm. The firm was named to Working Mother magazine's 50 Best Law Firms for Women in 2008, 2009 and 2011
Summer associate program
The firm attached a lot of importance to its Summer Program and sees in the summer associates prospective full-time workers for the firm. They foresee the summer program as a primary source of recruiting full-time entry-level associates.
Littler gives its Summer Associates a broad idea of what it would be like to work at the firm by giving them meaningful work assignments and plenty of opportunities to interact with its attorneys, with the goal of exposing the summer associates to as many as many areas of the firm's practice as possible, that include attending arbitrations, negotiations, mediations, depositions, hearings and client interviews.
Constructive and valuable feedback is provided to the summer associates on the work done and coordinators carefully monitor assignments to ensure that each participant receives sufficient training and development, as well as a broad range of work experience. Summer associates at Littler are evaluated on writing and research skills, analytic ability, efficiency, enthusiasm and more.
The program also includes a number of social activities to provide the associates with the opportunity to interact socially with one another and other members of the firm.
Salary & benefits
The firm offers a generous compensation and benefits packages. The firm's salaries and discretionary bonuses are highly competitive. The firm also has performance bonuses beginning in the second year. In addition, associates may also receive a bonus for clients they bring to the firm.
Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plan for employee and his/her dependents (subject to modest co-payment); health advocate program; employee assistance program; long-term disability; life insurance; flexible spending accounts for health care expenses and/or dependent care; commuter benefits; retirement plan; long term care insurance; back-up daycare; pet insurance; private banking; auto and home insurance; estate planning for children with special needs; credit union; bar membership fees and dues; malpractice insurance coverage. *Paid disability/childbirth for up to 12 weeks; paid parental leave for up to 4 weeks.
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