Age Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination

Defended regional, publicly traded, bank against a separate former employee alleging retaliation, age discrimination, disability discrimination, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, failure to engage in interactive process, failure to provide accommodations, retaliation (whistleblower) and wrongful termination of public policy (retaliation).


Settled mid-five figures; very small percentage of demand


8 months


Attorney to attorney negotiation


Defendant


Employment

Tags: Age Discrimination, Defense, Disability Discrimination, Employment, Litigation, Retaliation (FEHA), Whistleblower Retaliation

Silicon Valley, Fraud in the Inducement

Represented Silicon Valley web production manager alleging that fraud in the inducement caused him to leave his long term employer to join new Company, where he was fired 10 weeks later.


Settled low 5 figures


6 months


Attorney to attorney negotiation


Plaintiff


Employment

Tags: 5 Figure Settlements, Employment, Fraud, Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Sex Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation

Represented Plaintiff, a female veteran software sales manager, who had been fired from her public company employer. Plaintiff alleged disability discrimination, sex discrimination, retaliation, failure to pay wages.


Settled low 5 figures


5 months


Attorney to attorney negotiation


Plaintiff


Employment

Tags: 5 Figure Settlements, Disability Discrimination, Employment, Retaliation, Sex Discrimination, Silicon Valley

Severance Agreement

Advised senior level employee at alternative energy company in negotiation and review of severance agreement.  Client alleged age discrimination and wrongful termination.


Settled high 5 figures


4 months


Attorney to attorney negotiation


Plaintiff


Employment

Tags: 5 Figure Settlements, Age Discrimination, Wrongful Termination

Silicon Valley Wrongful Termination, Fraud, Unfair Competition

Represented senior level tech company employee who alleged he was fraudulently induced to leave his high paying position for a position at a manufacturing company. When client discovered unethical practices by the company, he complained and was terminated.  Client alleged wrongful termination, fraud, and unfair competition.


Settled mid to high 5 figures


10 months


Settled during litigation via attorney to attorney negotiation


Plaintiff


Employment

Tags: 5 Figure Settlements, Fraud, Silicon Valley, Wrongful Termination

Fraud, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Breach of Covenant of Good Faith & Fair Dealing

Represented female surgeon, shareholder and employee in claims against fellow shareholders in medical group alleging fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and defamation.


Settled mid 5 figures


2 months


Attorney to attorney negotiation


Plaintiff


Employment

Tags: 5 Figure Settlements, Breach of Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, Employment, Fraud

Failure to Pay Bonus, Failure to Pay Commission, Wrongful Termination

Represented Plaintiff, a homosexual male and successful veteran software salesman, who was fired from his private, VC-backed employer without receiving his bonuses or MBO compensation.


Settled low 5 figures


4 months


Attorney to attorney negotiation


Plaintiff


Employment

Tags: Failure to Pay Bonus, Failure to Pay Commissions, Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Wrongful Termination

Commercial Unlawful Detainer

Represented Landlord in commercial unlawful detainer action against dental practice tenant.


Stipulated judgment in amount of $43,434.63


2 months


Obtained stipulated judgment against tenant


Landlord


Real Estate

Tags: Commercial Unlawful Detainer, Judgment

Fraud, Negligence, Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, FINRA Arbitration

Defended former owner of investment banking firm in an NASD (now FINRA) arbitration where he was being sued personally for over $500,000, inclusive of fees and costs, by a former client of firm.


Plaintiff awarded only $7,410 plus nominal fees.


1 month


Arbitration judgment for less than 2% of plaintiff's complaint


Defendant


Business

Tags: Business, Defense, Litigation

LLC Formation

LLC formation for tech company that offers voice and internet service for businesses.


Formation: LLC


Business / Corporate

Tags: Corporate Law, Entity Formation, LLC, Transactional