“Mexico continues to be an important market for the firm. I’m proud of our successes there over the last 10 years and look forward to our continued growth trajectory with the expansion of our local footprint,” said Erin Webber, Littler’s Managing Director and President. “Saltillo is a key location for many of our clients operating in Mexico and our team is well equipped to continue to provide high-quality labour and employment legal services throughout the region.”
The Saltillo office opening comes as Littler prepares to celebrate the tenth anniversary of establishing its Mexico City and Monterrey offices in January 2012, and also follows the recent addition of a team led by renowned labour lawyer Jorge Sales Boyoli to the firm’s Mexico City office. Saltillo is a growing market and a hub for several key industries for Littler’s clients, including automotive, aerospace, pharmaceuticals and agriculture.
“We are excited to expand in Mexico through a new office in Saltillo,” said León Rodríguez, Office Managing Shareholder of Littler’s Mexico offices who will also lead the new Saltillo location along with shareholders Monica Schiaffino, David Leal, Tania Terrazas and Jorge Sales. “We’re well established in Mexico City and Monterrey and are already known in Saltillo. But having a physical space in close proximity to our clients and courts in the area will be invaluable and reinforces Littler’s brand of local everywhere.”
Littler associates Luis Héctor Cortés Salazar and Rogelio Alanis Robles will split their time between the new Saltillo office and the firm’s office in Monterrey. Both have more than a decade of experience advising local and international employers in Mexico. Cortés Salazar focuses his practice on counseling employers on complex individual laboUr issues before Local and Federal Boards of Conciliation and Arbitration and the new LaboUr Courts across Mexico. Alanis Robles provides employment law advice and strategic consulting, while also representing clients in immigration, data privacy and harassment claims in the workplace.
In addition, Alondra Valdez Padilla, who recently joined Littler as an associate, will be based in the Saltillo office. With wide-ranging experience advising clients on labour matters, Valdez Padilla represents employers in individual labour litigation, negotiates labor disputes and counsels on labour issues in the workplace.
Littler’s international operations span four continents – North America, South America, Asia and Europe – and include Austria, Belgium, Brazil (via a correspondent counsel relationship), Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States (including Puerto Rico) and Venezuela. The firm’s global capabilities also include lawyers with exceptional international experience, including practitioners dually licensed in the U.S. and Australia, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, Russia and South Africa.
With more than 1,600 labour and employment attorneys in offices around the world, Littler provides workplace solutions that are local, everywhere. Our diverse global team and proprietary technology foster a culture that celebrates original thinking, delivering groundbreaking innovation that prepares employers for what’s happening today, and what’s likely to happen tomorrow.