Amie Needham Joins Littler's St. Louis Office Marking the Firm's Continued Lateral Growth

Top Quote Littler Mendelson, P.C. has added shareholder Amie Needham to the firm's St. Louis, MO office. End Quote
  • St. Louis, MO-IL (1888PressRelease) July 10, 2012 - Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), the world's largest employment and labor law firm representing management, has added Amie Needham to the firm's St. Louis office. Needham, previously a partner with Thompson Coburn LLP, joins Littler as a shareholder and will continue to focus her practice on traditional labor law in addition to employment counseling and litigation. Needham's arrival at Littler is the latest among a slew of high profile laterals who have joined the firm across a number of its national and international offices.

    "The firm has attracted several prominent lateral attorneys during the first half of this year and we are excited that Amie, Littler's newest lateral shareholder, will join our team here in St. Louis," said Hal Wellford, St. Louis office managing shareholder. "Amie's traditional labor practice combined with her exceptional employment and litigation counseling expertise will be of value to both our local and national clients. We look forward to leveraging her skill set and connections to the business and legal communities to further expand our footprint in the greater St. Louis region and nationally."

    "I was attracted to Littler for many reasons, particularly for its geographic scope and range of expertise," added Needham. "The firm's global presence will enable me to service clients across multi-state and multinational boundaries. I am excited to utilize Littler's vast resources to further enhance my ability to provide exceptional client service and legal representation."

    Specializing in traditional labor, employment counseling and litigation, Needham has significant experience representing employers in both state and federal court, as well as in arbitration. She has extensive experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements, and has handled complex labor arbitrations as well as large-scale wage and hour class action cases. Needham also advises and counsels clients on legal compliance and risk management on a wide range of employment issues.

    Recognized as a leading attorney in the industry, Needham received the Women's Justice Award Rising Star by Missouri Lawyers Weekly & St. Louis Daily Record. She has also been named a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Star for four consecutive years and was selected as one of the top 40 LGBT attorneys under 40 in the United States.

    Needham is active in the legal community and is a member of the American Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Illinois Bar Association and Lawyers for Equality. Additionally, she is involved in a number of civic organizations, including Food Outreach, Multiple Sclerosis Society - Gateway Chapter, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Victory Fund and the Volunteer Lawyer Program of St. Louis.

    A graduate of New York Law School, Needham received her J.D. in 2000 and earned her B.S. from Oklahoma State University.

    About Littler Mendelson
    With over 900 attorneys and 56 offices throughout the U.S. and globally, Littler Mendelson is the world's largest labor and employment firm exclusively devoted to representing management. As the only U.S. member of the Ius Laboris global alliance, Littler has extensive resources to address the needs of multi-national clients, from navigating international employment laws and labor relations issues to applying corporate policies worldwide. Established in 1942, the firm has litigated, mediated and negotiated some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record.

    Jen Klein
    jklein ( @ ) littler dot com

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