From Employment Litigation to Appellate Practice

 

 

Employment Litigation

We have specialized in employment and labor matters for nearly twenty years.

Business and Transactional

We deal with all types of commercial and business disputes for individuals and for companies large and small.

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Fashion & Entertainment

We have represented individuals and entities, large and small, up-and-coming and well-established, in any and all type of legal disputes.

We have specialized in employment and labor matters for nearly twenty years.

 

We have specialized in employment and labor matters for nearly twenty years, advocating for both plaintiffs and defendants, employers and employees. We have litigated various types of employment and labor claims, including but not limited to those for wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, workplace discrimination and harassment, and unfair competition. We further provide counseling and best practices advice, including but not limited to the conduct of independent workplace investigations, the drafting of employee handbooks, and the creation/revision of employer policies and forms. 

 

 

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In addition to employment litigation we provide advice and counseling to clients regarding employment and human resource issues. Many clients have us provide training to supervisors on the law governing sexual harassment as required by AB1825. We also counsel employers on appropriate discipline including documentation on work performance and we assist in creating personnel forms, policies and employee handbooks.     

We have extensive experience in workplace sexual harassment investigations and we routinely are asked to assist in providing an independent investigation, assist in a company's investigation as counsel or provide our expert opinion on whether an investigation was properly conducted.

We have considerable experience handling all manner of civil rights claims

 

Our civil rights litigation focuses on but not limited to claims for violations of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and claims for violations of the housing provisions of FEHA.

 
 

We handle First Amendment matters such as whether postings on internet financial chatboards are protected activity and subject to a SLAPP motion.

 
 

 We also handle Fair Housing and Employment claims brought against nursing care facilities accused of discriminating in patient admittance.

 

We have handled all manner of First Amendment / Defamation matters for both plaintiffs and defendants.

 

We have handled all manner of First Amendment / Defamation matters for both plaintiffs and defendants. This includes but is not limited to claims for defamation against major national publications, claims for defamation against individuals and small businesses based on online website postings, and claims for cyber-stalking and cyber-bullying against individuals.

 

 

We handle writs and appeals in all California state courts. While most of our cases are litigated in state court we have extensive experience in handling appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court Appeals. The firm this year has been asked to handle appeals and writs involving Business and Professions Code 17200, disclosure of financial information pursuant to CC 3295,  a host of employment issues including privacy issues, appointment of a reference, and other issues involving wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment and age discrimination.

 

Mr. Fink in his first few years of practice spent a substantial part of his time handling the appeals for his firm and handled dozens of appeals in that time including many arguments before the Ninth Circuit on issues of first impression.

We deal with all types of commercial and business disputes for individuals and for companies large and small. Among other things, we have advanced and defended claims for fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, and conversion. We have assisted businesses with disputes over the acquisition of companies. We further have advised high-level executives in their negotiations for compensation. 

We have advanced and defended claims as between and/or involving musicians, actors, dancers, fashion designers, clothing manufacturers, producers, directors, related unions, i.e. SAG, AFTRA, and DGA, and their respective agents, managers, business managers, and business partners. We have litigated and resolved lawsuits for claimed copyright and trademark violations, royalty payment disputes, and violations of California's Talent Agencies Act.