Andrew H. Friedman Spoke About Advanced Mediation Skills To A Sold Out Audience

Advanced Mediation Skills Conference 2019

Andrew H. Friedman was honored to be asked to speak at the Advanced Mediation Conference this year for California Lawyers Association Labor and Employment Law Section. Mr. Friedman spoke along with Steve Pearl, Theodora Lee, Ramit Mizrahi, Linda Meyer, Lynne Bassis, Kelly A. Knight, Angela J. Reddock-Wright, Christine Masters, Eleanor Barr, Katherine Thomson, and John Barber.

2019-12-13T07:23:57-08:00December 2nd, 2019|Andrew Friedman, mediation|Comments Off on Andrew H. Friedman Spoke About Advanced Mediation Skills To A Sold Out Audience

Ethics And Bias

Andrew H. Friedman and Connie L. Michaels To Speak On Ethics And Bias

On December 13, 2019, Andrew H. Friedman of Helmer Friedman LLP and Connie L. Michaels of Littler Mendelson P.C. will speak at the Provisors Lawyers and Legal Professionals Affinity Group on the topic of “Unbecoming Conduct: How Attorneys Can Ensure Compliance With California’s Ethical Rules Against Bias, Discrimination, & Harassment.”

Provisors announced the speaking engagement as follows: “Our panel of AV-rated experts., Connie Michaels ( from one of the Nation’s foremost employment defense law firms,( Littler Mendelson P.C.) and Andrew H. Friedman ( from one of California’s leading plaintiff employment law firms, Helmer Friedman LLP) will be discussing the NEW California ethical rules Ms. Michaels and Mr. Friedman will also address the latest court cases and local court rules dealing with those issues. Among other topics to be covered and questions to be answered include: When can I have sex with my clients? Am I legally required to refrain from exhibiting bias against my co-workers, clients, and/or the judiciary based on gender (and other legally protected classes)? Do these rules mean I must strike “honey”, “dear” and “sweetheart” ad other forms of endearment from my vocabulary? And are the courts encouraging, in the sake of diversity, the participation of inexperienced attorneys in court proceedings?”

If you are a member of Provisors and interested in this topic, you should sign up via the Provisors website as soon as possible as this program will sell out.

2020-03-26T12:00:04-08:00November 19th, 2019|Andrew Friedman, speaking engagements|Comments Off on Ethics And Bias

CELA 32 Annual Employment Law Conference Big Turnout to Hear Andrew H Friedman Speak

Andrew H. Friedman Speaks To Nearly 1,000 Attendees At California Employment Lawyers Association 32nd Annual Employment Law Conference

Ramit Mizrahi, Andrew Friedman Speak at 32nd Annual Employment Law Conference.

October 21, 2019 – On Saturday, October 19, 2019, Helmer Friedman LLP Partner and founder, Andrew H. Friedman, along with Ramit Mizrahi Mizrahi Law reprised their annual and highly acclaimed – The Year In Review: Annual Employment Law Update – to an overflow crowd of nearly 1,000 plaintiff employment attorneys from all over the state.



The informative and hilarious review included a surprise appearance by President Donald J. Trump (although a few in the crowd thought that it was Boris Johnson), a witch, and the burning of hundred dollar bills.


Donald Trump...or Boris Johnson appearance 32nd Annual CELA Conference.


DJT discusses THE SQUAD.

DJT discusses THE SQUAD

2019-11-26T12:19:45-08:00October 22nd, 2019|Andrew Friedman, speaking engagements|Comments Off on CELA 32 Annual Employment Law Conference Big Turnout to Hear Andrew H Friedman Speak

California Lawyers Association Advanced Mediation Speaker Andrew H. Friedman

Andrew H. Friedman To Speak At The California Lawyers Association’s Advanced Mediation

On November 14, 2019, the Labor and Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association will hold an Advanced Mediation Conference at Latham & Watkins Office, 355 South Grand Ave., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90071. Helmer Friedman LLP partner Andrew H. Friedman will be speaking along with numerous other esteemed plaintiff and defense attorneys and mediators including: John L. Barber, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith; Eleanor Barr, Barr Mediation LLC; Lynne S. Bassis, ADR Services, Inc.; Kelly A. Knight, Judicate West; Theodora R. Lee, Littler Mendelson P.C.; Christine Masters, Masters & Ribakoff; Linda Meyer, Linda Meyer Mediation; Ramit Mizrahi, Mizrahi Law, APC; Steven G. Pearl, ADR Services, Inc.; and Angela J. Reddock-Wright, Reddock Law Group.

To learn more information about this Conference and/or to register, please visit: https://calawyers.org/labor-and-employment-law/advanced-mediation-conference-practical-skills-for-experienced-employment-litigators/#speakers

2019-10-10T17:47:55-08:00October 8th, 2019|Andrew Friedman, speaking engagements|Comments Off on California Lawyers Association Advanced Mediation Speaker Andrew H. Friedman

Pasadena Bar Association Featured Speaker Andrew Friedman

Andrew H. Friedman To Speak At The Pasadena Bar Association

On January 15, 2020, the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Pasadena Bar Association will host Helmer Friedman LLP partner Andrew H. Friedman and Tony Oncidi (of Proskauer Rose) will reprise their annual and highly acclaimed – Employment Law Cases Update. The Update will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Corporate Center Pasadena Conference Facility, 283 S. Lake Street, Pasadena CA 91101.

To learn more about and/or register for the Update, please visit – https://www.pasadenabar.org/event/labor-employment-sectiontopic-2019-employment-law-case-updates-1-hour-clespeakers-andrew-friedman-helmer-friedman-llp-and-anthony-oncidi-proskauer/

2019-10-10T17:33:13-08:00October 8th, 2019|Andrew Friedman, employment law|Comments Off on Pasadena Bar Association Featured Speaker Andrew Friedman

Helmer Friedman LLP Attorneys Speak At The Employment Round Table of Southern California’s 2019 Annual Conference & Awards Luncheon

Courtney Abrams And Andrew H. Friedman To Speak At The Employment Round Table of Southern California’s 2019 Annual Conference & Awards Luncheon

On November 6, 2019, the Employment Round Table of Southern California (“ERTSC”) in collaboration with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing will host their 2019 Annual Conference & Awards Luncheon – Waves of Change In California – at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles (506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 900710). Helmer Friedman LLP attorneys Courtney Abrams and Andrew H. Friedman will speak at this Annual Conference.

Courtney Abrams (Of Counsel with Helmer Friedman LLP) will speak on a panel entitled “Harassment Claims in California – Has SB 1300 Changed Anything?” Ms. Abrams will speak on a panel along with Katherine V.A. Smith (a partner with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP) and Robin McCune (Labor & Employment Counsel, Northrop Grumman and ERTSC Board of Directors Member).

Andrew H. Friedman (Partner with Helmer Friedman LLP and Chair of the ERTSC Executive Board of Directors) will welcome the attendees to the Annual Conference with some brief but pithy introductory remarks and introduce Kevin Kish (Director, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing) who will provide an update about the DFEH.

Other speakers include: (1) Jeffrey S. Horton Thomas (Partner, Akerman LLP) and Dana Peterson (Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP) who will provide a legal update); (2) Nancy L. Abell (Partner, Paul Hasting LLP) who will speak on Pay Equity Cases – Why California is Ground Zero; (3) and Melvin Felton (Sanders Roberts LLP), Paige Ratleff (Lionsgate Entertainment), and Rahwa Ghebre-Ab (Lionsgate Entertainment and ERTSC Board of Directors Member) who will speak on The Dynamex Decision & The Future of Independent Contractors – One Year Later.For more information, please visit – http://ertsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019-ERTSC-Annual-Conference-Registration-Program.pdf

To register, please go to – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ertsc-2019-annual-conference-awards-luncheon-tickets-72853754541

2019-10-10T17:40:58-08:00October 8th, 2019|Andrew Friedman, employment law, speaking engagements|Comments Off on Helmer Friedman LLP Attorneys Speak At The Employment Round Table of Southern California’s 2019 Annual Conference & Awards Luncheon

CELA 32nd Annual Employment Law Conference Featuring Speaker Andrew H. Friedman

Andrew H. Friedman To Speak At California Employment Lawyers Association 32nd Annual Employment Law Conference

October 19, 2019On October 18 & 19, 2019, the California Employment Lawyers Association (“CELA”) will hold its 32nd Annual Employment Law Conference at the Doubletree by Hilton in San Jose, California. At this Conference, Helmer Friedman LLP partner Andrew H. Friedman and Ramit Mizrahi of Mizrahi Law will reprise their annual and highly acclaimed – The Year In Review: Annual Employment Law Update (Part 2). During their presentation, Andrew and Ramit will provide color commentary regarding the most important employment law cases to have come down from the courts during the last year. To learn more about and/or register for the Conference, please visit – https://cela.org/index.cfm?pg=CELA2019AnnualEmploymentLawConference

2019-10-10T17:03:33-08:00October 8th, 2019|Andrew Friedman, employment law|Comments Off on CELA 32nd Annual Employment Law Conference Featuring Speaker Andrew H. Friedman

Sexual Harassment and Forced Arbitration Agreements

Sexual Harassment and Mandatory Arbitration Agreement Webinar 2019.

Andrew H. Friedman To Speak About Sexual Harassment and Forced Arbitration Agreements

April 24, 2019 – With the explosion of the #MeToo movement, mandatory arbitration agreements, as they pertain to sexual harassment claims, have come under fierce attack and many companies are abandoning those agreements. Join us this Wednesday, 4/24, Noon – 1:00 PM (PST) for an interesting discussion of this phenomenon along with a complete analysis of the pros and cons of mandatory arbitration from the perspectives of plaintiff’s counsel, Andrew Friedman and defense’s counsel, Anthony Oncidi . Don’t miss it! Register at https://lnkd.in/grDS-Ec Proudly brought to you by the CLA ADR Committee of the Litigation Section. 1 Hour MCLE If you’re not available on 4/24 at noon, watch it later. The webinar is available for three months after purchase.

2019-10-11T07:47:22-08:00April 23rd, 2019|Andrew Friedman, employment law, sexual harassment, speaking engagements|Comments Off on Sexual Harassment and Forced Arbitration Agreements

#MeToo Legal Update

Andrew H. Friedman To Provide #MeToo Legal Update To JAMS

April 3, 2019Andrew H. Friedman (of Helmer Friedman LLP) and Laura Shelby (of Seyfarth Shaw) will provide a legal update to the mediators and arbitrators of JAMS regarding the #MeToo inspired legislation that took effect in California on January 1, 2019. Mr. Friedman and Ms. Shelby will also offer their thoughts about how those new laws will affect mediation and arbitration. They will also discuss new arbitration and wage and hour cases.

2019-04-03T10:19:01-08:00April 3rd, 2019|Andrew Friedman, employment law, retaliation, sexual harassment|Comments Off on #MeToo Legal Update

Legal Update Employment Round Table

Andrew H. Friedman To Provide Legal Update For The Employment Round Table of Southern California

April 16, 2019Andrew H. Friedman (of Helmer Friedman LLP) and Tony Oncidi (of Proskauer Rose LLP) will provide a quick legal update of new employment laws and cases at an Employment Round Table of Southern California webinar on April 16, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.. The ERTSC describes the webinar as follows: “The New Year rang in nearly twenty new employment laws. 2018 and 2019 have produced dozens and dozens of significant employment cases. Whether you are an experienced human resources expert/employment attorney or new to the field of labor and employment law, this Webinar will quickly bring you up to date on all that’s new for 2019.” At just $25.00, this webinar is a bargain! Click here to learn more or visit http://ertsc.org/wp-content/uploads/ERTSC-April-2019-Webinar.pdf.

2019-04-03T10:22:27-08:00April 3rd, 2019|Andrew Friedman, employment law, Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on Legal Update Employment Round Table