Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, announced today the relocation of its services center and corporate departments to Kansas City, Missouri. The firm will lease 45,000 sq. ft. for its Global Services Center located at 2301 McGee Center at Crown Center and is expected to initially create up to 275 new jobs with the potential for significant growth over the next several years.
“Missouri continues to be the center for economic activity as more and more global businesses like Littler are deciding that the Show-Me State is a great place to grow, invest and create jobs,” Gov. Jay Nixon said. “After a record year for new jobs and investment, this announcement adds to our momentum and provides for a great start for 2015.”
“As the world’s largest employment and labor law firm, we believe this move is critical to allow us to continue as a successful and well-managed organization in support of quality service to our employees and our clients,” said Littler’s Co-Managing Directors Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, in a joint statement. “After evaluating virtually every major U.S. city, we decided that Kansas City is the right fit for its quality and diverse labor force, central time zone location and cost benefits. We greatly appreciate the warm welcome and continued support we are receiving from Kansas City officials and the local business community.”
The new centralized location will house the firm’s Administrative Management and Operations, Human Resources, Attorney Recruiting and Development, Technology Infrastructure, Information Security & Information Management, Applications/Development, Finance, Client Relations, Littler Learning Group, Litigation Support, Knowledge Management, Risk Management, Littler CaseSmart Intake, and Library Research departments.
“This announcement proves, once again, Kansas City’s rightful place in our world’s globalized economy,” said Mayor Sly James. “I welcome Littler to the Kansas City community and look forwarding to watching this company continue to grow and expand in the next several years.”
The Kansas City Area Development Council was proud to work with a number of regional partners in attracting Littler to the region: The Missouri Partnership; Missouri Department of Economic Development; Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Mo.; City of Kansas City, Mo. – Office of Mayor Sly James; KCP&L; CBRE; Alliance Relocation Center; University of Missouri-Kansas City; University of Kansas; Metropolitan Community College; Missouri Gas Energy; Colliers International; Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation; Aerotek and The Full Employment Council.
“Coming off of our region’s best year ever for job attraction success, I can’t think of any better way to kick off 2015,” said Bob Marcusse, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council.
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.