PRIOR LEGAL CAREER EXPERIENCE
2010-2014, LITTLER MENDELSON, P.C., Special Counsel
Littler Mendelson, a national law firm of more than 1,600 lawyers, is focused entirely on advising and representing employers in employment-related matters. Mr. Reardon's practice, based at Littler's Houston office, had a nationwide scope and was dedicated entirely to the legal issues experienced by the providers and users of contingent labor (e.g., temporary help, staff leasing, direct placement, and independent contractors.)
2004-2010, ADECCO GROUP NORTH AMERICA, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
The North American zone of Adecco, the World's largest staffing firm, produced several billion dollars in annual sales, operating multiple staffing lines through corporately-owned and franchised branches.
1998-2004, KELLY SERVICES, INC., Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Kelly is a global, publicly-owned full-line staffing firm with several billion dollars in annual sales in clerical, industrial, financial, legal, engineering, education, health care, Professional Employer Organization, vendor management, HR consulting, government contracting, and other fields.
1994-1998 PRIVATE LAW PRACTICE, Houston, Texas
In this private law practice, Mr. Reardon advised and represented Talent Tree as its outside general counsel, as well as numerous other clients, principally firms in the franchising and personnel/staffing businesses.
1990-1994 THE TALENT TREE CORPORATION, Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
Talent Tree was a temporary personnel company that in the mid-1990's annually sold $300 million in office support and light industrial services. It also had divisions engaged in the technical staffing, legal staffing, and health care staffing businesses. In 1990, Mr. Reardon created Talent Tree's first franchise offering, which was rated by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the top 30 new franchises at that time.
1983-1990, SNELLING AND SNELLING, INC., Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
Snelling and Snelling, Inc., was a public company that maintained over 500 employment service franchises in the U.S., Canada, and Brazil during the 1980's. Mr. Reardon was counsel for the startup of the Snelling Temporaries franchise system. In five years, Snelling Temporaries grew to more than 125 franchised units and became a highly acclaimed franchise offering.
1968-1982 CHARLES STEDMAN & CO., INC., Vice President and General Counsel
Mr. Reardon worked in technical aspects of this employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm from 1968 to 1975, with leaves for military service and law school, and he served as Vice President and General Counsel from 1976 through 1982.
Staffing Association Work: For 12 years, Mr. Reardon represented Adecco North America and Kelly Services on the American Staffing Association's board of directors and executive committee. He has also served as a director of the Texas Association of Staffing in the early 1990's and, more recently, as a director of the Texas Search, Recruiting, and Staffing Association.
Military: As a commissioned Army officer, Mr. Reardon was Chief of Administrative Services of Fort Sheridan, Illinois and, during 8 months of service in Vietnam, created and managed one of the first drug abuse testing programs.
EDUCATION & BAR ADMISSIONS
J.D. with Honors, University of Florida College of Law (1975)
Executive Editor, University of Florida Law Review, 1975
B.S. in Business (Finance), Indiana University's Kelley School of Business (1972)
High-ranking graduate of U.S. Army Engineer Officer Candidate School, commissioned in Adjutant General Corps.
Admitted to practice law in Florida, Texas, and Michigan.
Selected for Staffing Industry Analysts' “Staffing 100” for five years, leading to permanent selection for the Staffing Industry Hall of Fame.