(August 29, 2018) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has appointed Shareholder Arthur Carter (Dallas) as co-chair of its Business Restructuring and M&A practice group, succeeding Shareholder Robert Long (New York/Chicago/Miami).
Carter joins Shareholder and Co-Chair Kerry Notestine (Houston) to lead Littler’s team that advises clients on how to structure the employment and labor aspects of major corporate transactions. Long, the founder of the firm’s Business Restructuring and M&A practice group, will continue his active practice representing corporate clients and private equity firms, and will focus on expanding the firm’s practice in the NYC market.
“Bob has been instrumental in growing this team and its capabilities, and we’re grateful for his leadership and service,” Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler, said in a joint statement. “Art is an outstanding attorney with a strong business acumen who, along with Kerry, will continue to expand and elevate the firm’s offerings in this area.”
“Labor and employment issues are a strategic underpinning to complex, high-stakes deals and restructurings, and I’m excited to work with Kerry to further the momentum of the Business Restructuring and M&A practice group,” added Carter.
Arthur (Art) Carteradvises employers on the labor law aspects of mergers, acquisitions, asset and stock sales, business reorganizations, consolidations, shutdowns, and bankruptcy. He has extensive experience in coordinating and leading teams that conduct due diligence on labor, employment, and benefits matters and in preparing follow-up reports concerning same, as well as analysis and recommendations on key transactional documents. With regard to bankruptcy, Carter has taken part in bankruptcy court proceedings concerning labor law issues such as WARN and the applicability of Sections 363, 1113, and 1114 of the Bankruptcy Code. He also counsels employers on strategic considerations relating to collective bargaining and labor relations and regularly serves as principal spokesman for management in labor contract negotiations.
He is a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Law, and board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Carter is licensed to practice in Texas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Arizona. He earned his J.D. from the University of South Dakota and his B.A. from the University of Minnesota.