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San Francisco, CA 94111, United States
Contact: Carrie Ephgrave, Marketing Practice Group Manager
Phone: 415-362-6000
Fax: 415-834-9070
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
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  • Labor & Employment Law
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400+ Attorneys

Ninth Circuit Says Age Discrimination Laws Apply to Public Employers of Any Size

In Guido v. Mount Lemmon Fire District, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) applies to public employers of any size…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Treasury Echoes Trump: Deregulate to Improve Financial Systems

Shortly after taking office, President Trump issued an Executive Order to establish a policy for regulating the United States financial system under seven "Core Principles," and to order a report from the United States Treasury…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

Colorado Latest State to Define Debt Buyers as Debt Collectors; Will Others Soon Follow?

On June 1, 2017, just two weeks before the U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous decision in Henson v. Santander Consumer USA, Inc., Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed the revised Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to…more
 /  Finance & Banking

PERS Company Prevails at Trial of Wrongful Death Suit

A recent case involving a PERS (Personal Emergency Response System) was decided in the Appellate Court of Connecticut, Theodore v. Lifeline Sys. Co., 173 Conn. App. 291, 2017 Conn. App. LEXIS 211 (Conn. App. Ct. May 23, 2017)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Products Liability

In Unanimous Decision, SCOTUS Shields Debt Buyers From Reach of FDCPA But Important Questions Still Remain

Just two months after hearing argument in Henson v. Santander Consumer USA, Inc., the Supreme Court declined the opportunity to expand the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA") to debt buyers. In an earlier blog post, we…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

CMS Proposes Rule to Reverse Pre-Dispute Binding Arbitration Ban

On June 8, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") published a proposed rule that would remove the ban on pre-dispute arbitration agreements instituted in an extensive final rule (The Reform of Requirements…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Health

Local Services Providers Receive Clarification of Enterprise Coverage Under the FLSA

Earlier this week, the Eleventh Circuit issued rare guidance to local service providers as to which employees must be paid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In doing so, the Court clarified the distinction…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Congress Takes a Significant Step Towards Replacing Dodd-Frank and Gutting the CFPB

On June 8, 2017, as we anticipated in a previous blog post, the House of Representatives voted along party lines to pass the Financial CHOICE ACT (“FCA”), which would repeal Dodd-Frank and strip the CFPB of its authority…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

Rhode Island Federal Court Refuses to Dismiss FDCPA Case against Law Firm Pursuing Mortgage Foreclosure

Should a law firm pursuing foreclosure on behalf of a mortgagee be considered a debt collector? That is a question at issue in a Rhode Island federal court case, in which borrower Lloyd Amesbury filed a class action lawsuit…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

The Second Circuit Gives Ex-Cons’ Wrongful Termination Suit A Second Chance

On May 31, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit gave two Ex-Cons a second chance at pursuing their wrongful termination suit against their employer’s client, after New York’s highest court weighed in,…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New York City Retail and Fast Food Workers Score a Win

Following in the footsteps of cities like Seattle and San Francisco, last week New York City's Mayor, Bill de Blasio, signed into law a package of "Fair Workweek" laws. The new laws will go into effect on November 26, 2017, and…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Confirms Standards for ERISA’s Church Plan Exception

In a clear win for religiously-affiliated employers, including hospital systems and educational institutions, a unanimous Supreme Court found that a statutory exception to ERISA’s requirements for “church plans” applies to plans…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Congress Seeks Dodd-Frank Overhaul and Elephant Dart for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

On May 4, 2017, the House Financial Services Committee passed HR 10, the Financial CHOICE ACT (“FCA”) by a 34-26 vote, with all proposed Democratic redlines rejected. The FCA is expected to go to a full House vote as early as…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Student Loan Servicing Regulations: 50 State Guide on Laws and Legislation – First Edition

Preface - The following summary of current state law and pending legislation regarding student loan servicing as of June 1, 2017, is designed to serve as a tool to assist in understanding the breadth of state regulations…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Education, Finance & Banking

National Pharmacy Avoids TCPA Claim for Flu Shot Robocall under Health Care Rule Exemption

A judge in the Southern District of New York recently held that an automated, pre-recorded message sent on behalf of Rite Aid informing recipients to obtain a flu vaccine shot was exempted from the Telephone Consumer Protection…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology
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