Little West

Commercial Litigation
Holland & Hart LLP
110 North Guadalupe
Suite 1
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 988-4421
www.hollandhart.com


When issues evolve into disputes before administrative agencies or courts, Little effectively guides clients through dispute resolution or litigation. Clients benefit from Little’s previous experience representing employees, allowing him to understand the other side and predict how situations may play out.

Little has experience representing health care providers, particularly with matters involving allegations of drug use, testing, and retaliation.

Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Little was an associate at a Santa Fe based law firm. Before beginning to practice, he clerked for the Hon. Terrance L. O’Brien of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the Hon. Bruce D. Black of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico.

Experience

HR Counseling, Compliance, and Risk Management

Non-Competes, Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition

Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation

Employment Litigation and Class Actions

Administrative proceedings (EEOC and state civil rights commissions)

Appeals from administrative agency and court decisions

Commercial Litigation
       
  • Construction and Design Litigation
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  • Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Litigation
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  • Real Estate Litigation

Client Results

Commercial Litigation
       
  • Represented state agencies and officials in litigation matters.
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  • Represented health care providers and related organization in litigation matters.

HR Counseling, Compliance, and Risk Management
       
  • Advised rural electrical operatives on general counseling about employment best practices and general regulatory compliance.
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  • Train human resource professionals on federal and state discrimination laws and Obligations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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  • Represented higher education entities as general counsel.

Practices

Labor and Employment
HR Counseling, Compliance, and Risk Management

Employment Litigation and Class Actions

Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, and Litigation

Wage and Hour

Commercial Litigation

Healthcare Law

News

Little West discusses New Mexico Employment Law Legislative Updates – The Voice of Santa Fe , 03/27/2017

Addition of Little West Expands Labor and Employment Litigation Practice in Santa Fe, 10/12/2015

Publications

"Commentary: Governor considers Legislature's employment bills," Santa Fe New Mexican, April 3, 2017

"Commentary: Legislature considers significant employment bills," Santa Fe New Mexican, February 19, 2017

"New Mexico Legislature Considers Significant Employment Bills," Employers' Lawyers Blog, January 24, 2017

"National Origin Discrimination Checklist," Employers' Lawyers Blog, January 18, 2017

"Medical Marijuana Need Not Be Accommodated by New Mexico Employers," Employers' Lawyers Blog, February 2016

Speaking Engagements

"The Sherlock Method of Employee Management: Observation, Investigation, Collaboration, Termination and Documentation," July and August 2016

"Documentation, Terminations and More," Client Training, June 2016

Education

University of North Carolina
J.D., 2005

With Honors

North Carolina Law Review, Articles Editor

North Carolina State University
B.S., 2002

Aubrey L. Brooks Scholar

John T. Caldwell Fellow

Deborah S. Moore Service Award

Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society

Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society

Bar Admissions

New Mexico

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Recognition

       
  • The National Black Lawyers Top 100

Civic Affiliations

       
  • American Bar Association, Member
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  • New Mexico Bar Association, Member
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  • North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, Commissioner, 2000-2006
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  • Santa Fe Interfaith Homeless Shelter, Board Member and Team Leader, 2009-2011
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  • Breast Cancer Resource Center, Board Member, 2009-2014
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  • Boy Scouts of America, Assistant Scoutmaster, 2015