Former Littler Shareholder Returns to Growing Dallas Office

Top Quote Earl (Chip) Jones, III to bring added expertise to firm's preeminent corporate compliance and ethics practice. End Quote
  • Houston, TX (1888PressRelease) July 27, 2011 - Earl M. (Chip) Jones, III has returned as a shareholder to Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), the nation's largest employment and labor law firm representing management, in its growing Dallas office. Jones, with a background in both in-house and law firm environments, will join Littler's robust Corporate Compliance and Ethics practice. Jones was previously an attorney at Littler from 1994-2002.

    "In addition to his labor and employment law experience, Chip has a solid reputation in the area of corporate compliance and ethics, and we are pleased to welcome him back to the firm," said Jennifer Youpa, office managing shareholder of Littler's Dallas office and co-chair of the firm's Corporate Compliance and Ethics practice. "His experience in-house coupled with his law firm experience will serve our clients well. With the increasing expectation that organizations police themselves, Chip's proven track record will be essential in helping our clients develop and implement ethics and compliance programs that not only minimize risk and avoid costly litigation but also enhance and protect enterprise value."

    Jones' ethics and compliance expertise includes creating and managing ethics, compliance and corporate responsibility programs that reduce an enterprises' strategic, financial and legal risk exposures. He also has significant experience conducting investigations in blue and white-collar environments involving complex and high profile matters. His previous experience includes serving as a partner at Sumner, Schick & Pace, LLP and as senior vice president of corporate responsibility for Dean Foods Company, respectively.

    "I am excited to be returning to Littler," said Jones. "I have remained in close contact with many of the firm's attorneys across the country and have always admired how the firm provides innovative tools, solutions and advice to their clients. Littler is uniquely positioned to help organizations create and improve ethics and compliance programs."

    Jones received his J.D., cum laude, from Southern Methodist School of Law in 1994, and a B.A. from Hendrix College in 1985.

    About Littler Mendelson

    With over 800 attorneys and 52 offices, Littler Mendelson is the largest U.S.-based law firm exclusively devoted to representing management in employment and labor law matters. 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. For more information, visit

    Jen Klein
    (310) 772-7245
    jklein ( @ ) littler dot com

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