Background - Practices (Details)

Labor and Employment


Representative Matters

  • Led an investigation of a whistleblower complaint against a national museum in which anonymous former employees alleged that the museum’s leadership improperly received and displayed art loans in violation of federal and state tax laws, museum policies, and national museum accreditation standards.
  • Investigated age and gender discrimination claims brought by Chief Legal Officer of global aerospace company/British multinational defense company Joint Venture in which he claimed that he was being forced to step down as a result of his poor performance in connection with advising the company on a critical multi-million-dollar defense deal.
  • Won reversal at trial court level of jury’s $1.5 million verdict in favor of plaintiff, who alleged that his employment was terminated in violation of retaliation provisions of the False Claims Act, Defense Contractor Whistleblower Protection Act, and California law.
  • Helped several leading technology, healthcare, and professional services companies design compensation and performance management policies, practices, and auditing programs to yield industry-leading pay equity programs.
  • Represented a leading health insurance company with a putative class action alleging pattern and practice discrimination against African-American employees brought by three current employees.
  • Represented a major university in a pay equity discrimination case brought by a current professor, alleging that she is compensated less than her similarly-situated male comparators.