Mexico City (June 25, 2014) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, continues its global growth with the addition of Dr. Ricardo Martínez-Rojas in its Mexico City office. Martínez-Rojas joins Littler as a shareholder having previously served as a partner in Baker & McKenzie’s labor practice for nearly 35 years. He brings with him a team of talent including associates Alejandro Resendiz Tellez, Arsenio Farell Martínez, Carla Martínez Santiestevan and María Eunice Turral Botello.
“We are delighted to add Ricardo and his team to Littler’s Latin America platform,” said Oscar De la Vega, Littler’s Mexico office managing shareholder. “With more than three decades of experience, Ricardo has an impressive track record counseling clients on a broad range of complex labor and employment issues. As we continue to help companies operating in Mexico navigate the substantial reforms to Mexican Labor Law, Ricardo’s knowledge of the local legal and business climate and extensive experience counseling on labor law matters further deepens our unparalleled capabilities to serve regional and multi-national companies in this area.”
A highly regarded authority on labor law in Mexico, Martínez-Rojas focuses his practice on a range of labor and employment matters, including social security issues, contracts, collective conflicts, employment litigation and employee compensation and benefits. He also regularly counsels clients with regard to collective labor negotiations and labor conflicts.
Martínez-Rojas said Littler’s recognized leadership in handling complex labor and employment law matters, strong and continuous global growth and its unfaltering dedication to client service and innovation is what initially caught his eye. “Littler is an obvious choice for me, as I have dedicated almost 35 years to labor and employment law and the firm is a recognized global leader in the space,” he said. “To be able to join such a talented, expansive attorney roster is a tremendous opportunity, for which I am most grateful.”
Martínez-Rojas has held several high-level positions within associations serving the business and legal communities in Mexico. He served as vice president in social security for the Confederation of Industrial Chambers of Mexico, vice president of the labor and social security law commission of the Mexican Bar Association, partner for the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico’s human resources committee and vice chairman for its labor affairs and industrial relations committee, and president for the labor commission of the Consejo Coordinador Empresarial. Martínez-Rojas is also a frequent speaker and presenter on social security and labor matters and has served as a labor law professor at Escuela Libre de Derecho, a prestigious law school in Mexico.
“We continue to enhance our presence in Latin America by attracting experienced practitioners with strong ties in the region,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler, in a joint statement. “Mexico’s growing economy has created new business opportunities for companies, along with new considerations for managing their workforces. Ricardo’s robust labor law practice will be a tremendous asset to our clients conducting business in the region.”
Martínez-Rojas’ arrival follows the recent addition of licensed U.S. and Brazilian practitioner Renata Neeser and the expansion of Littler Global member BDS Asesores into Honduras, further enhancing Littler’s rising stronghold in the delivery of labor and employment solutions in Latin America. Littler Global now has offices in Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,000 attorneys in over 60 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single-source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for over 70 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms. For more information visit: www.littler.com.