Lead counsel in drafting amici curiae brief in support of request for en banc rehearing in Verna Maxwell Clarke v. AMN Services, LLC, (9th Cir. Case No. 19-55784).
Represent employers in large, high-profile cases in state and federal court involving a variety of employment claims, including claims for wrongful termination, discrimination and hostile work environment claims, wage-and-hour claims, and sexual harassment claims.
Resolve sensitive pre-litigation matters, including claims of sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in violation of California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.
Counsel employers regarding wage and hour issues, including meal and rest break issues and off-the-clock work.
Represent employers before state and federal agency forums, including the Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH) and the Labor Commissioner’s Office.
Advise employers regarding a wide range of employment issues, including terminations, leaves of absence, reductions-in-force, and COVID-19 related issues.
Draft and revise employee handbooks to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and best practices.
Defense of newly formed company against allegations of trade secret misappropriation and violation of non-compete/non-solicitation covenants. Successfully opposed motion seeking injunctive relief and negotiated a favorable settlement of all claims enabling the business to move forward with unfettered operation.
Representation of client against competing entity that hired a former executive of the client who copied various electronic files and other materials with intent to assist a competitor in usurping client’s business opportunities and development. Successfully obtained injunctive relief on client’s behalf precluding use of trade secret information, protecting client’s business opportunities from former executive and competitor.