Kristy Peters, an attorney in the Phoenix office of Littler, an employment and labor law practice representing management, has been made a shareholder, which went into effect Jan. 1.

The firm promoted a total of 15 new attorneys to shareholder across its U.S. offices.

“Kristy is an exceptional attorney and has demonstrated outstanding leadership, hard work and exemplary client service,” said Shawn Oller, office managing shareholder of the Phoenix office. “On behalf of the firm, we congratulate her and look forward to her continued contributions.”

Peters represents and counsels employers regarding matters arising under state and federal laws such as discrimination issues, unfair competition, trade secrets, the Legal Arizona Workers Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act among others.

She has spoken on employment issues across Arizona, presenting on issues from Title VII to Whistleblowing and Retaliation.

Peters has appeared before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and National Labor Relations Board. She has been named a 2014 and 2015 “Rising Star” by the Arizona Southwest Super Lawyers.

Peters received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude and her bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin, with distinction.