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LITTLER MENDELSON: Littler Appoints New Co-Chairs for Women’s Leadership Initiative

By Press release submission | Feb 12, 2019


Littler Mendelson issued the following announcement on Feb. 8.

Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has selected Shareholders Margaret Parnell Hogan (Denver) and Jennifer Youpa (Dallas) as the new co-chairs of the firm’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI), succeeding founding members Linda Headley (Houston) and Dionysia Johnson-Massie, (Atlanta) who will continue to focus on their full-time practices. Littler’s WLI was formed in 2008 to focus on the development and retention of women leaders at every level of the firm.

“Margaret and Jennifer have a passion for enhancing the opportunities the firm provides to its women attorneys, and we are excited for them to lead the efforts of the WLI,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler, in a joint statement. “As the original WLI leaders, Linda and Dionysia built a successful program that has benefitted numerous female attorneys and helped position Littler as one of the top firms for women attorneys. We thank them for their leadership and collective contributions, and look forward to their continued service as ad hoc members of the Steering Committee.”

Hogan is a current and founding member of the WLI Steering Committee – which works closely with the co-chairs to help form the strategy and initiatives of the WLI on an annual basis – and Youpa has served in a variety of leadership roles within the firm, including as a WLI Steering Committee member and as the Management Committee liaison to the WLI.

Additionally, Shareholders Kristy Peters (Phoenix), Holly Robbins (Minneapolis) and Kim Yates (St. Louis) and Associates Kelly Chu (Los Angeles) and Alexa Laborda Nelson (Philadelphia) were named as the newest members to the WLI Steering Committee.

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