Littler Mendelson P.C. issued the following announcement on March 6.
Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added Terrence T. Creamer as special counsel and Leah M. Farmer as an associate in its Chicago office. Previously with Franczek Radelet P.C., their arrival follows the recent addition of shareholders David P. Radelet, Christopher A. Johlie, Jeff Nowak and Staci Ketay Rotman from the same firm to Littler’s Chicago office.
“We’re excited about the further growth of our Chicago office with the addition of these two talented attorneys,” said Jody Boquist, Littler’s office managing shareholder in Chicago. “Like their colleagues who joined us earlier this year, Terry and Leah bring impressive experience in labor and employment law and a strong dedication to client service.”
With experience in the private and public sectors, Creamer provides counsel to clients on a range of traditional labor matters, including collective bargaining, defense of unfair labor practice charges, arbitration of grievances and union representation campaigns. He has extensive experience before the National Labor Relations Board, the Illinois Labor Relations Board and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board. Creamer also regularly advises employers on compliance with federal and state employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Farmer advises and represents companies in a broad range of employment law matters, including discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour compliance, disability and medical leave requirements, and developing and reviewing employee handbooks, policies and procedures. She also has experience conducting internal investigations, analyzing restrictive covenants and preparing risk assessments for employers.
“I’m proud to have Terry and Leah join forces with us and our new colleagues in Littler’s Chicago office, all of whom share their same commitment to delivering first-class counsel and service to clients,” said David Radelet, Littler shareholder and former name partner of Creamer and Farmer’s previous firm. “Their diverse backgrounds will be further enhanced by the firm’s robust resources and unmatched bench of labor and employment attorneys.”
Creamer received his J.D., with honors, from Chicago-Kent College of Law and a M.S. and B.S. from Northern Illinois University. Farmer received her J.D., cum laude, from the DePaul University College of Law and her B.A. from the University of Georgia.
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