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December 21, 2011, Wednesday (full article)

Littler Heads South of the Border With Acquisition of 24 Mexican Lawyers

De la Vega says most of his existing clients are publicly held U.S.-based companies doing business in Mexico, including 3M, General Electric, Hilton Hotels, MasterCard, Oracle, Ritz-Carlton and Weyerhaeuser. He says he also expects his group to land assignments from the growing number of Mexican companies beginning to expand internationally.

Lance Compa, who teaches international labor law at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, says there is undoubtedly a market for labor and employment specialists south of the border. "American companies doing business in Mexico need careful legal counsel," says Compa, noting that while the country's labor laws tend to favor workers over management, local politics affect how strictly those laws are enforced from region to region.