A two-story office space at 2301 McGee St., billed as “future-proof,” opened Wednesday at the Littler Global Services Center in Kansas City.
The center was outfitted with new technology and design elements to house 275 administrative, operations and information technology workers for the Littler Mendelson law firm, which has more than 1,000 attorneys in 60 offices worldwide.
The firm announced the office move from San Francisco in January. The decision was considered a recruitment coup for Kansas City economic development officials, but its announcement sparked a flurry of concern among area law firms.
Some employers worried that its entry, along with a previously announced move by the California-based Sedgwick firm, would cause competitive payroll costs to rise and siphon talent away from existing law offices.
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The Littler back office operations are occupying 53,000 square feet in the Crown Center office building. The space was remodeled by the Gensler design firm to include “dedicated incubation spaces, rooms for focus work, training rooms, and areas for formal and impromptu collaboration.”
Littler service center employees had been working out of temporary office space until the redesigned space was ready.