TYSONS CORNER, Virginia (October 1, 2018) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, is pleased to announce that Bradford T. Hammock has joined the firm as a shareholder in its Tysons Corner, Va. and Washington, D.C., offices. Previously, Hammock served as managing principal of Jackson Lewis P.C.’s Washington, D.C. regional office.
Hammock, the 10th shareholder to join Littler this year, brings extensive experience in all aspects of workplace safety and health law having been lead counsel for safety standards at the Department of Labor (DOL). He will be a member of Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute® (WPI™), which engages all branches of government to ensure that employers have a voice in legislative and regulatory developments that impact their workplaces and business strategies.
This summer, WPI added James Paretti, former chief of staff and senior counsel to the acting chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Lance Gibbons, a veteran of representing clients on Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program matters. WPI also includes Tammy McCutchen, former administrator of the DOL’s Wage and Hour division.
“As we represent our client’s interests in the nation’s capital, Brad is an important addition to WPI and strengthens the prominence of our OSHA practice,” said WPI co-chair Michael Lotito. “His reputation and clout in Washington, which stems from his work developing federal ergonomics standards in the early 2000s, further rounds out our group of elite WPI practitioners who are on the front lines of critical employment, labor and benefits issues.”
As a member of Littler’s Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group, Hammock also strengthens the firm’s deep bench of accomplished attorneys who guide employers through complex OSHA and MSHA regulations across the country. Hammock will counsel clients on preventative measures, OSHA rulemaking procedures, enforcement actions, and the investigation process. He will also conduct comprehensive health and safety compliance audits, review and draft policies, and lead training for managers and supervisors.
“Brad is well-known in the Beltway and throughout Virginia, and he brings extensive experience to our office and the firm regarding workplace safety and health issues,” said Michael McIntosh, Tysons Corner office managing shareholder. “He’s a relentless advocate on behalf of employers, and his practice further expands the expertise we can offer our clients, cementing Littler’s position as the preeminent management-side labor and employment practice in the region.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining Littler,” said Hammock. “Not only does the firm provide a strong platform for my safety and health compliance practice, but their work at the policy level in the Beltway provides a unique opportunity to create a positive, long lasting regulatory impact on our clients.”
Hammock earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Syracuse University and his B.A. from the University of Virginia.