BiographyGarry G. Mathiason is a senior shareholder of Littler Mendelson, resident in the San Francisco office. Mr. Mathiason has personally supervised the Firm's attorneys on over 1,000 employment and labor litigation matters and currently defends employers in complex wage & hour and discrimination class action cases. Based on his litigation experience, he has originated several of Littler's preventive employment law programs and structures in-house employment law training. He is widely recognized as a leading authority on employment law trends worldwide.
Mr. Mathiason has authored and/or edited 28 employment law books and written over 100 published articles on workplace issues. He routinely is relied upon by The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The Economist, Fortune, Newsweek, Time and scores of other national, regional and academic publications as an authority on employment and labor law.
Mr. Mathiason has been identified by the National Law Journal on its list of the 100 most influential attorneys in the nation. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. After thoroughly researching more than 20,000 employment attorneys, he was recognized in 2008 by Human Resource Executive as one of the nation's top 10 most powerful employment attorneys. Mr. Mathiason is a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He has been recognized in the August 2010 issue of Staffing Industry Review as one of the "25 Most Powerful People in Staffing."
Mr. Mathiason oversees Littler’s Corporate Compliance and Ethics Practice Group and originated the Contingent Workforce Practice Group. He serves as Chair of the Open Compliance and Ethics Group's (OCEG's) Employment and Labor Law Domain writing legal requirements and guidelines for business. Mr. Mathiason is the founder and Board Member of Employment Law Training, Inc.™ (ELT), the premiere on-line legal compliance training company with over 2,000 corporate clients and five million users. He is also on the Board of the National Association for Urban Debate Leagues (promoting debate in lower economic urban high schools).
J.D., Stanford Law School, 1971
Member of the Board of Editors and served on the Stanford Law Review
B.S., Northwestern University, School of Speech
Clarion DeWitt Hardy Scholar
Mr. Mathiason commenced his legal career with the National Labor Relations Board in San Francisco.