Littler Mendelson

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Littler Mendelson, P.C.
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HeadquartersSan Francisco, California
No. of offices75
No. of attorneysOver 1500 [1]
Major practice areasLabor and employment[2]
RevenueIncrease US$ 427 million (2011)[3]
Date founded1942
Company typeProfessional Corporation Edit this at Wikidata

Littler Mendelson P.C. is a U.S.-based law firm that handles labor and employment litigation as well as global mobility and immigration issues.[4] The firm has competencies in Mexico, Canada, Germany and Venezuela.[5][6] The firm has offices in Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, and Puerto Rico.[7]

History and practice[edit]

The firm remained local to the Bay Area until the 1990s, when it expanded throughout the U.S. via mergers and acquisitions.[8]

In 2010, the firm announced an international labor and employment law office in Caracas, Venezuela (this office subsequently joined Ius Laboris in 2012).[9] The firm opened two offices in Mexico under the name Littler, De la Vega y Conde, S.C.[10] In October 2013, Littler combined with two Latin American law firms, adding a presence in four additional countries in the Latin American region - Colombia, Costa Rica,[11] El Salvador, and Panama,[12] and creating a new entity named Littler Global.[13] The firm continued expanding through Littler Global, opening offices in Puerto Rico,[14] the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Peru,[15] and Guatemala.

The firm is the largest labor and employment law firm in the US,[16][17][18] and received high rankings[19][20] including diversity,[21] working conditions for women,[22] and innovation.[23]

Littler, described by critics as a union-busting firm, is also the largest union avoidance firm in the US. It has counseled and defended companies including Starbucks, Amazon, Nissan, and Delta Airlines against employees trying to unionize.[24][25][26][27]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ People Archived 2011-11-02 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ About Littler
  3. ^ "The Am Law 100: Firms Ranked by Gross Revenue". Retrieved 2012-08-15.
  4. ^ "Global Mobility and Immigration". Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  5. ^ "Littler Mendelson Beefing Up Its Core Competencies". JD Journal. August 23, 2012.
  6. ^ Jordan Furlong (August 5, 2015). "Littler and the Globalization of Canada's Legal Market". Bloomberg BNA. Retrieved 2007-08-18.
  7. ^ "Littler Mendelson Combines with Firms in Colombia and Costa Rica". Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  8. ^ Eric Young (June 23, 2006). "Littler Mendelson gets bigger, plans 500 lawyers by Labor Day". San Francisco Business Times. Retrieved 2007-08-18.
  9. ^ "Ius Laboris Welcomes New Venezuelan Member Firm - Ius Laboris". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  10. ^ "Littler Mendelson Opens in Mexico". Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  11. ^ Tom Huddleston, Jr. (October 1, 2013). "Littler Adds Firms in Columbia, Costa Rica". The American Lawyer. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  12. ^ "Littler Global Gains Ground in Central America". Retrieved 2015-10-19.
  13. ^ "Littler Mendelson Joins Two Latin American Firms to Become "Littler Global"". Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  14. ^ Rich Steeves (January 7, 2014). "Labor an Employment Firm Littler Continues Latin America Expansion". Inside Counsel. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  15. ^ Allissa Wickham (October 21, 2014). "Littler Bolsters Latin America Presence With Peru Office". Law 360. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  16. ^ "Firms Ranked by Gross Revenue". The American Lawyer. April 27, 2015. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  17. ^ "Law360 Reveals Top 10 Largest Employment Practice Groups". Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  18. ^ "Law360 Reveals 400 Largest US Law Firms". Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  19. ^ "Who's Who Legal 100 Employment and Immigration". Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  20. ^ "Human Rights Campaign Best Places to Work". Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  21. ^ "Best Law Firms for Diversity". Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  22. ^ "The 2014 Working Mother & Flex-time Lawyers 50 Best Law Firms for Women". Working Mother. July 15, 2014. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  23. ^ "Littler Recognized as a Top Law Firm for Innovation by the Financial Times". Retrieved 2016-06-23.
  24. ^ "Littler Labeled as a Union Busting Firm". Littler. April 27, 2007. Retrieved September 9, 2021.
  25. ^ Marshall, Jonathan (June 5, 1996). "Law Firm Cashes In By Aiding Employers". SFGate. Retrieved September 9, 2021.
  26. ^ Gurley, Lauren (September 8, 2021). "'It's Almost Comical:' Starbucks Is Blatantly Trying to Crush Its Union". Vice. Retrieved September 9, 2021.
  27. ^ Young, Brian (2022-02-08). "Starbucks Fires Pro-Union Workers". UCCOM Media Group.
  28. ^ "Alan D. Cohn | Homeland Security". Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  29. ^ "Lafsky's Last Laugh: Secret Legal Blogger Says 'I'm Opinionista!'". Observer. 2006-01-23. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  30. ^ "Attorney Sonja Henning Gives Up Courtroom For Basketball Court". AP NEWS. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  31. ^ "William J. Emanuel | National Labor Relations Board". Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  32. ^ "Kansas City gets the administrative services center of law firm Littler Mendelson". kansascity. Retrieved 2018-10-11.

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