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Amy Ramsey Featured in “Epstein Becker Adds Ex-Littler Partner to LA Office”

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Amy S. Ramsey, Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Los Angeles office, was featured in Law360, in “Epstein Becker Adds Ex-Littler Partner to LA Office,” by Michael Angell. (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

Epstein Becker Green has hired a former Littler Mendelson PC partner who brings a wealth of experience handling wage and hour cases under various state and federal statutes — including a California employment law that Epstein Becker is currently fighting to overturn.

Amy Ramsey’s move to Epstein Becker’s employment law practice ends her two-decade tenure at Littler, which accounted for almost all her professional experience. She said she was lured to the position through one of her former Littler partners, James J. Oh, who joined Epstein Becker’s Chicago office about a year and half earlier.

“He reached out then and more recently about joining the firm,” Ramsey said. “I was taking a hard look at the firm and decided it was a good move.”

“This is an elite group of employment lawyers that takes a really practical, but innovative and aggressive approach, to representing their clients,” she added. “I am incredibly excited to be joining a dynamic team and having mutually beneficial relationships with an innovative and entrepreneurial platform to grow my own business.”

Ramsey noted Epstein Becker’s ongoing representation of a trade group that’s challenging the constitutionality of California’s Private Attorneys General Act, or PAGA, which allows employees to sue employers on behalf of the state and collect civil penalties for labor violations. While PAGA provides Ramsey with a lot of cases, she agrees with the view that it is ultimately a bad thing for her clients.