Litigation

International Employment Lawyer Philip M. Berkowitz Joins Littler Mendelson

NEW YORK - Littler Mendelson P.C. has announced that Philip M. Berkowitz, one of the leading authorities on international employment law, has joined the firm. Berkowitz, a former partner at Nixon Peabody, will be a shareholder in Littler's New York office and will serve as U.S. Practice Leader for the firm's International Employment and Labor Law practice group.

Berkowitz, who previously headed Nixon Peabody's international labor and employment specialty team, is widely respected for his work in labor and employment law. He works for many global companies, conducts worldwide training for multinational companies on labor and employment matters and is a frequent speaker before the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the Japan Society and many other organizations. He also serves as vice-chair of the ABA's Employment Law Committee (International Law Section).

Berkowitz, who will also continue his U.S.-based employment practice representing corporate clients in labor and employment matters, handles individual and classwide employment-related litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies across the United States, as well as arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the American Arbitration Association and the International Chamber of Commerce. Berkowitz serves as an advisor to numerous multinational and domestic companies in claims on a broad range of issues, including discrimination and harassment, wrongful dismissal and Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblowing and retaliation.

Berkowitz was past chair of the New York State Bar Association's International Law and Practice Section.

Berkowitz received his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law, and also attended Cornell Law School. He is admitted to practice in New York.

With more than 750 attorneys and 49 offices, Littler Mendelson is the largest U.S.-based law firm exclusively devoted to representing management in employment and labor law matters. For more information, visit littler.com.