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Jamboree Center
4 Park Plaza, Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92614, United States
Contact: Sheenika Gandhi, Director of Marketing
Phone: (949) 851-1100
Fax: (949) 851-1212
Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Nevada
  • Utah
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

In Landmark Decision, the Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision of the Lanham Act that Prohibits Registration of Disparaging Trademarks

On Monday, June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court in Matal v. Tam, 582 U.S._ (2017), unanimously struck down the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C.A. § 1052(a), on grounds that it violates the Free Speech Clause of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

Negotiating the Maze of Overlapping Leave Laws [Video]

Our experienced employment lawyers review major federal and California laws regarding employee leaves of absence and how they impact employers in 2017 and beyond. Topics include: • Creating a checklist for handling requests for…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Trends in Pay Equity - Developments in California, New York, Massachusetts and Nationwide [Video]

The news abounds with discussions of fair pay and pay equity. This webinar covers new developments in California, New York, Massachusetts and elsewhere that pertain to employers in recruiting, promoting, and establishing pay…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Summary Of Current Federal And State Pay Equity Laws

Please see full chart summarizing and comparing State and Federal Pay Equity Laws below for more information…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Department of Labor Withdraws Independent Contractor and Joint Employment Guidance

In a positive development for employers, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, that it is withdrawing two Interpretations issued during the Obama Administration…more
 /  Agriculture, Labor & Employment Law

California Court of Appeal Clarifies the Limits of the Attorney-Client Privilege for Communications with an Attorney and a Third Party Consultant

A recent decision by the California Court of Appeal in Behunin v. Superior Court, 9 Cal. App. 5th 833 (2017), is a reminder that a party’s communications with an attorney and a third party consultant must be reasonably necessary…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Personal Injury

Expansion of San Francisco's Paid Parental Leave

The new year brought to San Francisco the most comprehensive parental leave law offered anywhere in the country. Under the San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Ordinance (PPLO), when covered employees use California paid family…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

To Boycott, or Not? How Business Owners Should React

From Fox News to United Airlines to the “Trump Effect,” consumer boycotts are trending. But when do boycotts actually work, and how should business owners react? The rise of instant media consumption certainly parallels…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

[Webinar] Trends in Pay Equity - Developments in California, New York, Massachusetts, and Nationwide - June 8th, 10:00 am PDT

The news abounds with discussions of fair pay and pay equity. This webinar will cover new developments in California, New York, Massachusetts and elsewhere that pertain to employers in recruiting, promoting, and establishing pay…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Key California Employment Law Cases: March 2017

This month’s key California employment law cases involve arbitration and PAGA issues. Arbitration - Farrar v. Direct Commerce, Inc., 9 Cal. App. 5th 1257, 215 Cal. Rptr. 3d 785 (2017) - Summary: Arbitration agreement…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Update: Los Angeles "Ban-the-Box" Legislation

In January, we issued an Employment Alert regarding Los Angeles's new "Ban-the-Box" law, known as the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, which went into effect on January 22, 2017. The law restricts inquiry into the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Arizona Legislature Approves Disability Lawsuits Bill

On Monday, Arizona state senators approved legislation that, if signed into law, will give businesses at least thirty days to cure violations of the Arizonans with Disabilities Act before they can be sued…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Key California Employment Law Cases: February 2017

The key California employment law cases from February 2017 involve collective bargaining/union and wage and hour issues. - Collective Bargaining/Union Issues - Vasserman v. Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 8 Cal. App…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

The 7th Circuit's Landmark Anti-Gay Discrimination Ruling

On April 4, 2017, an en banc decision in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, the Seventh Circuit became the first federal Court of Appeals to hold that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Education, Labor & Employment Law

Utah 2017 Legislative Update – Employment Law Issues

The 2017 session of the Utah Legislature produced few bills affecting employment law; but two bills recently signed by the Governor and one bill that was not passed this year may have an impact on Utah businesses…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation
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