Most Influential Women: Kristy Peters, Littler Mendelson

Business News | 8 Aug |

Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2019 in the July issues of the magazines. Each day, azbigmedia.com is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2019.

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Today’s spotlight: Kristy Peters

Title: Shareholder, Littler Mendelson

Peters is a labor and employment shareholder at Littler Mendelson, an international law firm that represents employers. She represents and advises her clients on matters involving employees and employment law issues.

Source of pride:I obtained a complete dismissal of a lawsuit with nine separate claims filed in federal court and upheld by the Ninth Circuit. Although I’ve achieved a number of complete dismissals throughout my career, this one was particularly satisfying because it lasted over six years with a difficult opposing counsel.”

The personality trait that helped you succeed:The personality trait that has helped me succeed is my desire for client satisfaction. I am very responsive when clients contact me since I recognize they often need answers right away. I also try to provide useful and practical advice.”

The personality trait that got you into trouble:The personality trait that gets me into the most trouble is honesty. I’m always honest in my communications and do not tend to sugar coat messages. Most clients appreciate frank conversations, but some prefer not to hear bad news.”

Best childhood memory:My best childhood memory are family vacations driving around the country. Each summer we took a few weeks and visited different areas, including one trip where we swam in all five Great Lakes. I’ve been able to visit 45 states, mostly through family vacations.”

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