Areas of Expertise

For Employers:

  • State and federal court litigation of all employment-related issues
  • Arbitration (contractual and court-ordered)
  • Administrative claims (EEOC, DFEH, DLSE, etc.)
  • Wrongful termination
  • Employment discrimination and harassment (including based on sex, disability, age, national origin, race, sexual orientation, religion, etc.)
  • Wage and hour matters, including class actions
  • Employment practices audits
  • Employee training
  • Personnel policies review and preparation
  • Advice and counseling on day-to-day workplace issues
  • Leave issues, including under the Family and Medical Leave Act and California Family Rights Act
  • Trade secrets and unfair competition
  • Workplace investigations

For Senior Executives:

  • Employment contract review and negotiation
  • Severance agreement review and negotiation
  • Trade secrets and unfair competition advice (non-litigation)

For Business Entities and Individuals

  • Business law
  • Commercial litigation (state and federal) and arbitration
  • Construction law
  • Corporate and partnership formation and management
  • Real estate
  • Small business issues
  • Trade secrets and unfair competition