An Entrepreneurial Employment Law Firm

Results

A representative list of matters previously worked on by lawyers at the firm includes the following:

Employment Litigation:

  • Successful representation of company client in alleged FMLA and retaliation case (District Court for the Central District of California)
  • Successful representation of company client in alleged age discrimination and retaliation case, with ultimate dismissal with prejudice of all claims while motion for summary judgment pending (District Court for the Central District of California)
  • Court trial win for company client and principal based on alleged breach of contract, interference and defamation claims brought by former employee (San Mateo Superior Court)
  • Arbitration win for company client in breach of contract case based on allegations of owed commissions and alleged breach of severance provision (Private Arbitrator)
  • Arbitration win for company client in employment discrimination case based on alleged race discrimination (JAMS)
  • Summary judgment win and dismissal for private equity fund client in connection with claim by former employee of breach of contract based on alleged phantom equity plan (San Francisco Superior Court)
  • Summary judgment win and dismissal for software company and individual executive clients in disability discrimination case brought by employee. Employee appealed the dismissal and, on appeal, victory in appellate court affirming the trial court’s decision. (Santa Clara County Superior Court; California Appellate Court)
  • Motion to dismiss with prejudice granted for software company client against multiple plaintiffs who alleged ERISA violations as a result of company’s acquisition of plaintiffs’ former employer and related reduction-in-force. The employees appealed the dismissal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and, on appeal, a complete victory was obtained in the appellate court. (District Court for the Northern District of California; 9th Circuit Court of Appeals)
  • Successful representation of private equity investment firm in WARN class action brought against firm based on alter ego allegations in context of bankruptcy of portfolio company and failure to give WARN notice to portfolio company class of employees. (Idaho District Court)
  • Successful representation of medical device company against former employee’s claims of disability and age discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination and workers compensation retaliation. Plaintiff dismissed case after written discovery and plaintiff’s deposition. (Alameda County Superior Court)
  • Successful representation of trucking company against former employee’s claims of sexual orientation harassment, discrimination and retaliation. (Alameda County Superior Court)
  • Successful representation of company client against FLSA collective action brought by Field Service Representatives based on alleged misclassification and owed overtime. (Arizona District Court)
  • Summary judgment win and dismissal for IT management software company client in family leave claim brought by former employee. (District Court for the Northern District of California)

Employment Compliance and Strategic Counseling:

  • Provision of analysis and strategic action plan regarding potential liability for international company based on its worldwide incentive compensation plan
  • Successful representation of software company in connection with exempt/non-exempt misclassification allegations brought by multiple employees
  • Successful representation of medical device company in OFCCP matter involving allegations that company was not compliant with applicable non-discrimination and record-keeping/tracking laws, including with respect to alleged gender discrimination against a class of female applicants
  • Successful representation of company client in connection with sexual harassment/assault allegations made against company executive
  • Successful representation of multiple groups of executives and companies in connection with merger and acquisition activity
  • Successful representation of multiple executives in connection with their employment separations and new job opportunities
  • Strategic counseling regarding potential litigation by controller against company client based on allegations of improper accounting practices

Investigations:

  • Strategic advice regarding third party investigations of harassment and discrimination allegations brought against companies and executives
  • Computer forensic investigations and follow up regarding email and other electronic documents in connection with competition/proprietary information issues and leaving/starting employment or other work with competitors

Management/Employee Training:

  • Multiple AB1825 harassment, discrimination and retaliation trainings for managers and employees
  • Management training regarding EEO policies and issues
  • Training on misclassification issues, including exempt/non-exempt and misclassification of contractors

Please note that prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.