Joni L. Andrioff Joins Littler's Growing Employee Benefits Practice

Top Quote Littler Mendelson adds shareholder Joni L. Andrioff to its Chicago office. End Quote
  • San Francisco, CA (1888PressRelease) December 06, 2011 - Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), the nation's largest employment and labor law firm representing management, has added Joni L. Andrioff to its expanding Employee Benefits practice as a shareholder in the firm's Chicago office. Andrioff joins Littler from Deloitte Tax, LLP where she was a principal and served as Midwest Regional Leader in its Compensation and Benefits group. A skillful lawyer in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation, Andrioff brings more than 20 years of experience to Littler's Employee Benefits practice and increases the firm's attorney ranks in Chicago.

    "Having someone of Joni's caliber join our growing employee benefits practice is exciting," said Adam Wit, office managing shareholder of Littler's Chicago office. "Because of our unique, singular focus on labor and employment law, we are able to service clients from a much more in-depth perspective and Joni will be instrumental in further enhancing our ability to do so both here in Chicago and nationally."

    Andrioff advises regional and national corporate, tax-exempt and institutional fiduciary clients in matters relating to ERISA fiduciary responsibility and prohibited transactions; transactions involving employer securities, employee benefit plan design, administration, funding and correction; executive compensation, including severance arrangements, employment agreements, deferred compensation, equity-based arrangements, nonqualified retirement plans, and SERPS; mergers and acquisitions; and health and welfare plans and trusts. Prior to her position at Deloitte, Andrioff was a partner at Jones Day.

    "I am thrilled to be returning to the law firm environment and to be joining a team of such sophisticated benefits professionals," noted Andrioff. "Littler's focus on the area of labor and employment law is the ideal platform to help clients with their strategic and business objectives around employee benefits and compensation programs."
    Active in the profession, Andrioff chairs the Employee Benefits Committee of the American Bar Association's Tax Section and serves on the ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits. She is a past chair of the Committee on Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation of the ABA Business Section and former chair of the Employee Benefits Committee and the Executive Compensation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association.

    A distinguished professional, Andrioff has earned numerous accolades, including being named to Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who for American Women, Best Lawyers in America (2011), and Illinois Super Lawyers. She is also an inductee in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Andrioff earned her J.D. with high honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law and her B.A. from Northwestern University.

    About Littler Mendelson

    With more than 825 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
    jklein ( @ ) littler dot com

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