Littler Mendelson P.C

Littler Mendelson P.C

4 Star Rating     3 reviews

https://www.littler.com/ 
Main Office:
650 California Street, 20th Floor | San Francisco | CA | 94108
Phone: 415-433-1940  | Fax: 415-399-8490 

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Year of establishment 1942 Number of partners 428
Number of offices 56 Partner to associate ratio 1.40
Biggest office San Francisco Percentage of women attorneys 35.50
Number of attorneys 746 Percentage of minority attorneys 16.50
Number of associates 303 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 3.10
Littler Mendelson P.C
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Overview


We realize that in-house counsel, HR professionals and corporate executives do not just manage legal work; they are expected to be business partners and contribute to the organization’s overall success. This means you need us to do more than just great legal work. You need us to be your strategic partners, as well as legal counselors who understand your industry and your business. Our lawyers need to help your organization make money, save money and present you with ideas to help you reduce cost, manage risk and succeed in your professional role.


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Littler Mendelson P.C Reviews

- Reviewed on October 26, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Try and hold more social events for employees so everyone can get to know each other better and learn how everyone works around things.

Pros: Working at this firm has its ups and downs, but the ups most definitely supersede the downs. Everyone here is friendly and hard working.

Cons: It is very stressful dealing with how much work you are plunged into and what is expected of you at all times.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

- Reviewed on July 01, 2017

Advice to law firm management: This isn't a bad place to start your career but the climate may not be for everyone. You should investigate this firm before making a commitment to it. I don

Pros: Associates have worked at this firm and gone on to higher level positions in other firms, which is good for upward mobility. And you can learn a lot by spending time with more senior attorneys who have "been there, done that."

Cons: This firm has a history with taking cases that perhaps other firms would leave alone. Many larger firms would not represent some of this firm's past clients. Of course, that is personal choice.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

Notable cases


  • Throughout its history, the firm has handled many significant, high-profile matters for its clients. Some of the more recent significant cases include:
  • Littler Mendelson's James T. Winkler served as lead counsel in a construction industry labor case before the United States Supreme Court. He also litigated a landmark "salting" case before the National Labor Relations Board and also got the National Labor Relations Board to strengthen its remedies against union picket line misconduct.
  • Littler's Kimberly R. Miers successfully defeated a plaintiff's motion for conditional class certification in a nationwide wage and hour class action lawsuit; defended a wage and hour class action lawsuit brought by truck drivers in which she also defeated class certification, obtained summary judgment based on the Federal Motor Carrier Act exemption and prevailed on appeal.
  • Littler's Laura Lindner has served as lead counsel in class and collective actions and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission pattern and practice suits. Some of her notable litigation successes have included the defense of FMLA interference and retaliation cases, age and gender discrimination claims, including class action claims, and sexual harassment and battery claims.
  • Littler attorneys successfully convinced the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm decertification of an FLSA collective action against Baptist Memorial Hospital, a large Tennessee hospital system. Frye v. Baptist Memorial Hospital, the plaintiff brought a collective action, claiming that the hospitals' policy of automatically deducting pay for employee lunch breaks violated the FLSA's requirement to pay employees for all the time worked.

Littler Mendelson P.C 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

Diversity


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.

Working for the Littler Mendelson P.C


Candidates seeking to work at Littler can look forward to working in a world class firm that cultivates their professional and personal goals and provides them with a competitive benefits and compensation package, enabling them to work efficiently with the use of their sophisticated technological infrastructure and a firm that fosters a supportive, diverse, and inclusive working environment.

Moreover, Littler has been recognized in the marketplace as being a leading firm in labor and employment law. Its lawyers are consistently honored for their achievements regionally and nationally, and have received accolades for their impactful diversity and inclusion program.

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