Representative Experience

  • Successful bench trial in federal court in favor of a financial services firm sued by a former operations manager claiming that the firm had misclassified her as an exempt employee in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Successful bench trial in federal court in favor of a financial services firm; the firm had brought suit against a former employee for breach of a severance agreement, fraud, and violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Successful jury trial in state court in favor of a financial services firm sued by a former commodities broker claiming that the firm had misclassified him as an independent contractor
  • Successful jury trial in state court in favor of a financial services firm; the firm had brought suit against a former employee for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, and the violation of California's unfair competition laws
  • Successful motion for summary judgment in federal court on behalf of a Fortune 500 employer against a former employee who had alleged disability discrimination-related claims arising from an inflexible leave of absence policy
  • Successful motion on behalf of a high-tech employer for judgment in California against a competitor based in Massachusetts that invalidated a non-compete agreement entered into by and between the competitor and an executive for the high-tech employer
  • Successful appeal of the California Employment Development Department’s tax and penalty assessment levied against a California nonprofit employer regarding allegations concerning the misclassification of certain independent contractors, resulting in a 98 percent reduction in the overall assessment
  • Successful appeal of the California Employment Development Department’s tax and penalty assessment levied against a California employer regarding allegations concerning whether employees were being paid under the table, resulting in a 96 percent reduction in the overall assessment
  • Procurement of a temporary restraining order (TRO) in state court in favor of a California employer against a former employee and competitor who had misappropriated the California employer’s confidential customer contact information; the TRO prohibited the former employee and competitor from unlawfully competing, resulting in a favorable settlement shortly thereafter
  • Attainment of a preliminary injunction in state court in favor of a California employer against a former employee and competitor that had misappropriated the California employer’s confidential product-related formulas; the injunctive relief prohibited the former employee and competitor from unlawfully competing, resulting in a favorable settlement shortly thereafter
  • Settlement of a case favorably on behalf of a medical group where the primary issue was whether a physician’s obligation to comply with AMA § 7.03 trumped a medical group’s right to protect its trade secrets
  • Successful defeat of an anti-SLAPP motion brought by a former employee and competitor against a California employer asserting breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, misappropriation of trade secrets, and the violation of California's unfair competition laws against the same, resulting in a favorable settlement shortly thereafter
  • Successful anti-SLAPP motion in state court in favor of a California employer against a former employee claiming a cause of action for malicious prosecution
  • Procurement of a judgment after successfully arguing a fee dispute in binding arbitration in favor of a California employer against a former employee