McManis Faulkner

Fairmont Plaza, 10th Floor 50 West San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA 95113, United States

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The Changing Face of Employment Arbitration Agreements in California

Arbitration. A simple word, but one that, in the context of employment agreements, was typically a “dirty” word in the eyes of California courts. Indeed, for many years, state courts could be seen as openly hostile to…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Wearable Technology: A Perfect Fit For Litigation [Video]

It has been said that technology made large populations possible and that large populations now make technology indispensable. The words of Joseph Wood Krutch, written in 1959, could not be more relevant today. Technological…more
| Electronic Discovery

High Asset Divorces: Several Lessons

I’m a divorce lawyer. Upon hearing this, most people offer condolences. In response, what I tell them is I offer people compassion as they experience one of the most devastating events that may befall a family. It doesn’t matter…more
| Family Law

Considering Divorce?

The last year saw its fair share of public divorces, separations and reconciliations. From conscious uncoupling and puppy custody battles to a $1 billion divorce settlement – the myriad of recent “newsworthy” family events…more
| Family Law

New Employment Laws Affecting California Businesses in 2015

The California Legislature recently enacted a number of new employment laws that will take effect in 2015 that will impact businesses in California. With the New Year quickly approaching, employers should review their handbooks…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

California Becomes Second State to Mandate Paid Sick Leave

With the passing of AB 1522, California became the second state in the nation to require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, which takes effect on July 1,…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Making Spirits Bright: Creating the Right Holiday Schedule for Your Divorcing Family

The holidays are here, and for many, they bring merriment. Although there may be much fretting over holiday details, for some the stress of the season is greater than party planning, gift giving and cookie making. Recently…more
| Family Law

The Enemy Within: How To Better Protect Yourself From Technological Evils

Trekkies and modest Star Trek fans may recall the plot in an episode known as “The Enemy Within” where a malfunction in a transporter causes Captain Kirk to be split into two - a good Captain Kirk and an evil Captain Kirk. After…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Mirroring Your Clients for Maximum Client Confidence

I recently met a group of lawyers at a dinner I attended, where the conversation turned to how available attorneys are to their clients these days. One woman, who practices securities litigation at a large Silicon Valley law…more
| Law Practice Products & Services, Law Firm Marketing

Hallowe’en Costume Issues? Try Being Justice Every Day

Hallowe’en is here! Time for jack o’ lanterns, apple cider and the annual costume day at the office. Time to pull out your favorite costume: Justice! Artwork courtesty of Giovanni Benedetti Best costume…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

More Than Surviving A Divorce With Children: The Benefits of Co-Parent Counseling

Co-parent counseling: counseling focused on assisting parents in the process of sharing responsibility for raising children in an environment that promotes healing, cooperation and growth. As a family law attorney, I help…more
| Family Law

Redaction: Protecting Your Private Digital Data

In today’s digital age, no person’s private information is considered off limits by hackers. Recently, several celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, had their iCloud storage accounts hacked and their private…more
| Law Practice Products & Services, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Net Neutrality, Citizens United, and Diminishing Democracy?

When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed earlier this year that broadband internet companies could legally charge content providers for access to internet “fast lanes,” it was considered by some as a regression…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics

Practicing Law: It Takes A Team

“Football is an honest game. It’s true to life. It’s a game about sharing. Football is a team game. So is life.” – Joe Namath, Super Bowl winning quarterback…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

Wearable Technology: A Perfect Fit For Litigation

It should come as no surprise that wearable technology and fitness trackers, such as Google Glass, the Jawbone UP, and the Narrative Clip are saturating the consumer market, and as a result, consumers are increasingly interested…more
| Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys

25-50 Attorneys

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