Littler Mendelson Expands Kansas City Presence, Adds Four


Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), the nation's largest employment and labor law firm representing management, today

announced the arrival of four new shareholders to its Kansas City, Missouri office — Denise K. Drake, Daniel B. Boatright, Jeannie M. DeVeney, and Jeffrey M. Place, formerly with the Midwest law firm Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP. These additions significantly strengthen Littler's presence in the area.

Drake, Boatright and DeVeney are experienced employment litigators with an emphasis on complex cases including class and collective actions, wage and hour litigation, multi-plaintiff and multi-defendant cases. They also defend employers

in a wide range of cases involving matters such as alleged harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, contract matters, and Family and Medical Leave Act violations. They have a proven track record in all venues (state and federal court, state and federal administrative hearings, "private"

arbitrations, etc.), and have successfully tried numerous cases to verdict in state and federal courts.

Place focuses his practice on traditional labor relations. He has extensive experience handling collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitrations, counter-union campaigns, administrative matters before the National Labor Relations Board, and related litigation in both the federal and state courts. Place also advises employers on subjects such as responses to union handbilling and picketing, and positive employee relations strategies.

All four attorneys devote significant time to working proactively with employers to avoid workplace problems. They regularly counsel and train employers on day-to-day employment law issues, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and discrimination / harassment laws. They frequently advise employers on personnel policies, reductions in force, non-competition agreements, and risk management protocols (including mandatory arbitration).

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