Nicole Vanderlaan Smith

Nicole Vanderlaan Smith

Latham & Watkins LLP

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California Employees may Waive Right to Arbitrate on Behalf of a Class, but not PAGA Claims

California Supreme Court rules the Federal Arbitration Act preempts State’s refusal to enforce class arbitration waivers on public policy or unconscionability grounds; holds PAGA claims unwaivable. On June 23, 2014,...more

7/1/2014 - Arbitration Class Action Arbitration Waivers CLS Transportation Employer Liability Issues Employment Contract Federal Arbitration Act Iskanian PAGA Trucking Industry Wage and Hour

Hydraulic Fracturing Update: Legal Developments and Trends

On a March 18, 2014 webcast, a panel of senior US Latham & Watkins lawyers from our Environmental Department provided an overview of recent key developments related to hydraulic fracturing. Presented below are answers to some...more

4/8/2014 - Energy Environmental Policies Fracking Fracking Bans Oil & Gas

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