805, 2019

The Advocate Magazine Publishes Two Articles Authored By Andrew H. Friedman

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May 2019 – The May 2019 Advocate Magazine, a journal of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, contains two articles written by Andrew H. Friedman – The best and worst employment developments of 2018 – Part I & The best and worst employment developments of 2018 – Part II.

Part I provides an overview of the legislative developments that shaped the prior year in employment law while Part II summarizes the most important cases of the last year.

Part I can be viewed here.

Part II can be viewed here.

705, 2019

Andrew H. Friedman, Taylor Markey Published – California Labor & Employment Law Review

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Andrew Friedman, Taylor Markey Employment Law Article Published.

California Labor & Employment Law Review Publish Article By Andrew H. Friedman and Taylor Markey

May 7, 2019 – The California Labor & Employment Law Review – an official publication of the California Lawyers Association Labor and Employment Law Section – published an article authored by Andrew H. Friedman and Taylor Markey. Entitled “A Refresher on and Thoughts About Unconditional Offers of Reinstatement,” the Friedman/Markey article examines a legal stratagem (the so-called “unconditional offer of reinstatement” doctrine) used by employers who have violated the law to minimize the damages that they have to pay illegally treated employees and explains why the California Supreme Court should reject the doctrine and find […]

2304, 2019

Sexual Harassment and Forced Arbitration Agreements

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2019 SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND MANDATORY ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS

Sexual Harassment and Mandatory Arbitration Agreeement 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 […]

304, 2019

#MeToo Legal Update

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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.

304, 2019

Legal Update Employment Round Table

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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 […]

304, 2019

Sexual Harassment Claims and Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

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Andrew H. Friedman To Speak On Sexual Harassment Claims And Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

April 24, 2019Andrew H. Friedman (of Helmer Friedman LLP) and Tony Oncidi (of Proskauer Rose LLP) will speak at a webinar put on by the California Lawyers Association (“CLA”) on April 24, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. about sexual harassment claims and mandatory arbitration agreements. The CLA describes the webinar as follows: “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. Our panel of experts will discuss this phenomenon along with the pros and cons of arbitration and related topics such as the CEO diversity pledge.” To learn more or register, please visit https://cla.inreachce.com/Details/Information/9ad769f0-4dd8-4070-9d3b-9c8c2f5d7a2a

102, 2019
2501, 2019

New Edition Leading Employment Law Treatise – Litigating Employment Law Discrimination Cases

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Litigating Employment Discrimination Cases - 2019.Helmer Friedman LLP is very pleased to announce that a brand new edition of our leading employment law treatise — Litigating Employment Discrimination Cases (James Publishing 2005-2019) has just been published. To learn more or to purchase it, please visit https://jamespublishing.com/shop/litigating-employment-discrimination-cases/

 

A practical work of experienced plaintiff and defense lawyers.  Proven tactics, pattern arguments, common mistakes, and over 100 forms for evaluation, discovery, summary judgment, trial preparation, and mediation.

2401, 2019

Employment Law 101 – Fundamentals for the New Employment Practitioner Features Helmer Friedman LLP Attorney

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Helmer Friedman LLP Attorney To Speak At California Lawyers Association Seminar “Employment Law 101 – Fundamentals for the New Employment Practitioner”

02/07/19 – Given the wide array of employment laws that are applicable to California employers, representing clients or working as an employment practitioner can be extremely challenging. Whether you are an attorney, an HR professional, an EPL insurer, or simply interested in learning about employment laws, the Labor and Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association invites you to join us at the Employment Law 101 Conference in Los Angeles (February 7, 2019) or in San Francisco (February 21, 2019). There, management and employee-side attorneys will cover fundamental employment laws and trends involving: discrimination, harassment, leaves of absences, wage and hour as well as employment agreements and alternative ways of resolving employment disputes. 7.25 MCLE credit available. Helmer Friedman LLP attorney Andrew H. Friedman […]

1801, 2019

LIVE Review Employment Law Cases Beverly Hills Bar Association

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2019 discussion of Employement Law Cases at Santa Clara County Bar Association.

In case you missed the “sold out” performances by Andrew H. Friedman and Tony Oncidi reprising their traditional annual review of employment law cases and laws at the Alameda County Bar Association in Oakland and at the Santa Clara County Bar Association in San Jose earlier this week, you can see them live on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at the Beverly Hills Bar Association – to learn more and to register go to https://www.bhba.org/index.php/component/jevents/icalrepeat.detail/2019/01/29/1073/-/employment-law-update-the-best-and-the-worst-of-2018 Register Now Before Sold OUT!

801, 2019

UnitedHealth, Optum Sued for National Origin, Race, Sex Discrimination

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Latina Clinical Practice Manager Sues UnitedHealth and Optum for National Origin, Race and Sex Discrimination

LOS ANGELES, January 8, 2019 – A former Clinical Practice Manager of UnitedHealth Group, Inc. has filed a sexual and racial harassment lawsuit against the company and its Regional Director of Operations, April Andrews. (Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2019-01042869-CU-WT-CJC). Among other things, plaintiff Rose Mary Barrios alleges that she was terminated in retaliation for repeatedly reporting ongoing racist and sexist conduct by Andrews. The filing was announced today by the Los Angeles law firm of Helmer Friedman LLP.

Ms. Barrios, a first generation immigrant from Mexico and a graduate of law enforcement training in the U.S., alleges that Andrews and others engaged in a systematic pattern of discrimination against Latina and other non-white employees. According to the lawsuit, Andrews disparagingly referred to employees by race and by the color of their skin, and […]

1212, 2018

Practical Implications of Recent Developments in Employment Law

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Beverly Hills Bar Association Invites Andrew H. Friedman and Tony Oncidi To Speak On Recent Developments in Employment Law

January 2019 – On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association will feature Andrew H. Friedman and Tony Oncidi speaking on their annual employment law update. The program presents a plaintiff and defense view of the key employment cases decided and California employment laws enacted in the past year. Emphasis will be placed on the practical implications of the year’s new cases and statutes. For further information and to register, please go to https://www.bhba.org/index.php/component/jevents/icalrepeat.detail/2019/01/29/1073/-/employment-law-update-the-best-and-the-worst-of-2018

1112, 2018

New Advisor To Executive Committee Of The Labor And Employment Law

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Andrew H. Friedman Selected To Be An Advisor To The Executive Committee Of The Labor And Employment Law Section Of The California Lawyers Association

December 2018 – Helmer Friedman LLP is very pleased to congratulate Andrew H. Friedman for being selected by the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association to be an Advisor. The Section furthers knowledge of our members in labor law and employment issues; provides a forum for California’s labor lawyers and non-lawyers with an interest in labor relations and employment issues. The Section provides educational opportunities throughout the year, including opportunities for online participatory MCLE credit and self-study MCLE credit. For a complete list of Executive Committee members, please go to https://calawyers.org/Sections/Labor-Employment-Law/Executive-Committee

1112, 2018

“Best Lawyers” in Labor and Employment Law 2019

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Gregory D. Helmer and Andrew H. Friedman Selected As “Best Lawyers”

December 2018 – Best Lawyers Magazine has selected Gregory D. Helmer and Andrew H. Friedman as “Best Lawyers” for 2019 in the category of Labor and Employment Law.

1112, 2018

Recent Developments In Employment Law

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Andrew H. Friedman Speaks At The Alameda County Bar Association On Recent Developments

January 2019January 16, 2019, Andrew H. Friedman will speak on recent developments and trends in employment law at the Alameda County Bar Association, 1000 Broadway, Suite 290, Oakland, CA 94607. Mr. Friedman will reprise his traditional “annual update of employment law cases” along-side his long-time speaking partner, Anthony “Tony” Oncidi of Proskauer Rose. During their presentation, they will cover new cases and statutes shaping labor and employment practices in California. Specific topics will include harassment, discrimination, retaliation, disability accommodations, wage and hour updates, arbitration agreements and class actions. For more information and to register please go to https://www.acbanet.org/calendar/

1310, 2018

CELA’s 31st Annual Employment Law Conference

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Recent developments discussed at The Alameda County Bar Association.

Andrew H. Friedman and Ramit Mizrahi Reprise Their Annual Update At CELA’s 31st Annual Employment Law Conference

Speaking to a completely packed ballroom at the Loews Coronado Bay Hotel in San Diego, Andrew H. Friedman (with Helmer Friedman LLP) and Ramit Mizrahi (with Mizrahi Law) reprised their traditional animated and fast-paced annual update on all things employment law at the California Employment Lawyers Association 31st Annual Employment Law Conference.

1408, 2018

Andrew H. Friedman Speaking at CEB’s Basics Conference 2018: Employment Litigation

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Santa Barbara, CA – Andrew H. Friedman will be speaking at the Continuing Education of the Bar’s (“CEB”) Basics Conference 2018: Employment Litigation on Thursday, September 20, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mr. Friedman, joined by Anthony J. Oncidi of Proskauer Rose LLP, will be speaking on the fundamentals of discovery in employment litigation.

CEB’s Basics Conference 2018: Employment Litigation will take place at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort (formerly the Fess Parker Resort).

To learn more about this program or to register for the CEB’s Basics Conference 2018: Employment Litigation, please go to https://ceb.com/basics-2018-employment-law

1408, 2018

Andrew H. Friedman Speaking California Lawyers Association Annual Meeting

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San Diego, CA – Andrew H. Friedman will be speaking at the California Lawyers Association’s Annual Meeting in San Diego, California on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mr. Friedman and Anthony J. Oncidi of Proskauer Rose LLP will be reprising their renowed “annual employment law update” which the California Lawyers Association describes as: “n this fast-paced discussion the presenters will review recent employment law cases with an emphasis on those cases of most utility to the employment practitioner, whether plaintiff, defense or neutral.”

The California Lawyers Association’s Annual Meeting will take place at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.

To learn more about this program or to register for the California Lawyers Association’s Annual Meeting, please go to https://calawyers.org/Annual-Meeting

1408, 2018

Taylor Markey Joins Helmer Friedman LLP

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Beverly Hills, CATaylor Markey, fresh off of her judicial clerkship for the Honorable Justice Norman L. Epstein of the California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Four, has joined Helmer Friedman LLP effective August 6, 2018.

Ms. Markey received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where she graduated in the top ten percent of her class, receiving Order of the Coif honors. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, where she studied Neuroscience and Philosophy.

Helmer Friedman LLP is extremely excited to welcome Ms. Markey.

308, 2018

Law Dragon Selects Andrew H. Friedman As One Of The Country’s Leading Employment Attorneys

August 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Law Dragon Selects Andrew H. Friedman As One Of The Country’s Leading Employment Attorneys

Helmer Friedman LLP is very pleased to announce that the prestigious Law Dragon legal media company has selected Andrew H. Friedman for inclusion in its “Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers” publication. In announcing its leading 500 plaintiff employment attorneys, Law Dragon explained, “The 500 were chosen in our research-driven, journalistic process that vets the views of peers and competitors, and recognizes those who are winning big for workers.” To view the entire Lawdragon list of 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers, please click here – http://www.lawdragon.com/2018/08/03/lawdragon-500-leading-plaintiff-employment-lawyers/

2903, 2018

California Employment Lawyers Association Publishes Article By Andrew H. Friedman

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Los Angeles, CA – The February 2018 issue of the California Employment Lawyers Association’s Bulletin (Vol. 32, No. 2) feature an article by Andrew H. Friedman of Helmer Friedman LLP entitled “Practice Guide: 2018 Employment Law Update: An Overview Of New Legislation And Case Law Trends.” An excerpt of the article follows:

For plaintiff employment law attorneys, the most notable developments of 2017 (and early 2018) are the staggering steps that the administration in Washington has taken to eviscerate the rights of employees. Indeed, immediately upon taking office, the administration launched a wide-ranging crusade to curtail employee protections in virtually every area impacting the employment relationship from wage and hour laws to anti-discrimination laws to occupational health and safety laws and regulations, to the unionized workplace.

Luckily, for those plaintiff employment lawyers living in California, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., the California State Legislature, and the […]

2903, 2018

Andrew H. Friedman Headlines Santa Monica Bar Association’s First Friday Luncheon

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Santa Monica, CA – On Friday, May 11, 2018 (which actually is not the first Friday in May), the Employment Law Section of the Santa Monica Bar Association will feature Andrew H. Friedman of Helmer Friedman LLP and Anthony J. Oncidi of Proskauer Rose performing yet another repeat of their annual review of employment law cases. During this repeat performance, Messrs. Friedman and Oncidi will present a comprehensive review of the most significant developments in California employment law in the past year. The presentation will take place Inotheke (reputed to be one of the best Greek restaurants in the Country), 606 Broadway Ave., Ste 101, Santa Monica, CA 90401. To register for this event or learn more about it, please go to http://www.smba.net/event-2829504

2903, 2018

California Lawyers Association Features Andrew H. Friedman At Its Inaugural Employment Law Meeting

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San Francisco, CA – On Thursday, April 12, 2018, the newly formed California Lawyer’s Association will feature Andrew H. Friedman of Helmer Friedman LLP and Anthony J. Oncidi of Proskauer Rose reprising their annual “A Review of Recent Employment Law Cases” during which they engage in a fast-paced discussion of recent employment law cases with an emphasis on those cases of most utility to the employment practitioner whether plaintiff, defense, or neutral. The Employment Law Annual Meeting will take place JW Marriott Union Square, 515 Mason Street, San Francisco, California. To register for this event or learn more about it, please go to http://calawyers.org/Sections/Labor-Employment-Law/Education/Labor-Employment-Law-Annual-Meeting-and-Public-Sector-Conference

1302, 2018
1202, 2018

Attorneys General From Every State, U.S. Territory Pen Letter To Congress Calling For An End To Forced Arbitration For Sexual Harassment

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The attorney general of every state, U.S. territory and the District of Columbia have submitted letter to Congress seeking to increase protections for victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. The attorneys general urge Congress to enact federal legislation that guarantees victims of workplace sexual harassment access to the courts instead of being bound by arbitration clauses in employment agreements. The bipartisan effort was led by Florida’s Pam Bondi and North Carolina’s Josh Stein. A copy of the letter can be viewed here.

“Decades of private arbitration proceedings regarding sexual harassment have had the unintended consequence of protecting serial violators, and it must end,” Bondi said in a press release about the letter. Commenting about the letter, Andrew H. Friedman of Helmer Friedman LLP said, “The letter from the attorneys general of every state, U.S. Territory and the District of Columbia […]

2701, 2018
1101, 2018

Santa Clara County Bar Association Andrew H. Friedman Presents At The Annual Employment Law Update

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Andrew H. Friedman Presents The Annual Employment Law Update To The Santa Clara County Bar Association

San Jose, CA – Andrew H. Friedman presented the annual employment law update to the Santa Clara County Bar Association in San Jose, California along with (a likeness of) Tony Oncide of Proskauer Rose.

2011, 2017

Andrew H. Friedman Invited To Speak in 2018 Before Labor and Employment Law Organizations

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Andrew H. Friedman Invited To Speak in 2018 Before The Labor and Employment Law Sections of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, The Santa Clara County Bar Association, and that Los Angeles County Bar Association

Los Angeles, CA – Recognizing the value of their decade-long collaboration to educate the bar regarding on-going developments in employment law, three bar associations have already invited Andrew H. Friedman (of Helmer Friedman LLP) and Tony Oncidi (of Proskauer Rose LLP) to reprise their annual employment law update.

On January 11, 2018, Mr. Friedman and Mr. Oncidi will present their annual employment law update to the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Santa Clara County Bar Association in San Jose, California.

On January 30, 2018, Mr. Friedman and Mr. Oncidi will present their annual employment law update to the Labor and Employment Law Section […]

1111, 2017

11th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference – American Bar Association – Andrew H. Friedman

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Andrew H. Friedman Speaks at the American Bar Association’s 11th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference

Washington, D.C. – On Saturday, November 11, 2017, Andrew H. Friedman spoke at the American Bar Association’s 11th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference in Washington, D.C. Mr. Friedman, joined by Daniel Engelstein (of Levy Ratner, P.C., New York, NY), Stephanie Padilla (of Johns Manville, Denver, CO), and
Dayna E. Underhill (of Holland & Knight LLP, Portland, OR) spoke on “Ethics Issues in Handling the Dissolution of Firms.” Their panel discussion explored the many questions that arise upon the breakup of a firm. They examined the Model Rules and discussed best practices against the turbulent backdrop that can occur with firm dissolution answering questions such as:

  • Who keeps the clients?
  • What are the rights of the clients to information?
  • How will work best be transferred from one firm to another?
  • What information should […]
911, 2017

Andrew Friedman – Employment Round Table Southern California Annual Conference & Awards

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Andrew H. Friedman Speaks At Employment Round Table Of Southern California Annual Conference & Awards Luncheon

2017 Employment Round Table of Southern California.Los Angeles, CA – The Employment Round Table Of Southern California (“ERTSC”) held its Annual Conference & Awards Luncheon on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los
Angeles. Along with invited speakers Deputy Los Angeles Mayoy Brenda Shockley, Director Kevin Kish of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Anna Park (Regional Attorney with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), Phuong Do (Field Attorney with the National Labor Relations Board), and Jennifer Deines (Special Policy Counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division), Andrew H. Friedman of Helmer Friedman LLP also spoke. Along with Tony Oncidi of Proskauer Rose LLP, Mr. Friedman reprised an annual update on the most important employment laws, regulations […]

2410, 2017

Professionals In Human Resources Assoc. Andrew H. Friedman Speaks to Burbank/Glendale Chapter

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Andrew H. Friedman Speaks To The Burbank/Glendale Chapter of the Professionals In Human Resources Association

Burbank/Glendale, CA – October 24, 2017, Andrew H. Friedman speaks on a panel entitled “How Did We Get Here: A Panel of Plaintiff’s Lawyers Provide Insights Into What Motivates an Employee to Call a Lawyer and How HR Can Manage That Risk” to the Burbank/Glendale Chapter of the Professionals In Human Resources. Mr. Friedman spoke along with Marilyn Monahan, Terea McQueen, Lisa Make, and Gary S. Nellis.

2110, 2017

California Employment Lawyers Association’s 30th Annual Employment Law Conference

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Andrew H. Friedman Speaks at the California Employment Lawyers Association’s 30th Annual Employment Law Conference

Oakland, CA – Andrew H. Friedman reprised his annual employment law update for the California Employment Lawyers Association at its 30th Annual Employment Law Conference in Oakland, California on Saturday, October 21st along with Ramit Mizrahi of Mizrahi Law.

610, 2017

Courtney Abrams Quoted In Forbes and Variety Regarding Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Harvey Weinstein

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As The Weinstein Company faces potential legal jeopardy in the wake of a New York Times expose detailing sexual harassment claims against co-chairman Harvey Weinstein, Forbes and Variety have reached out to Helmer Friedman LLP attorney Courtney Abrams for commentary and analysis.

 

You can read Courtney’s quotes in Forbes at https://www.forbes.com/sites/natalierobehmed/2017/10/06/will-hollywood-forgive-harvey-weinstein/#11fb7c4a65b6 and in Variety at http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/harvey-weinstein-scandal-weinstein-company-legal-fallout-harassment-1202582238/

408, 2017

American Bar Association Selects Andrew H. Friedman To Speak At Its 11th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference In Washington, D.C.

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The Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association has selected Helmer Friedman LLP partner Andrew H. Friedman to speak at the Association’s 11th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference. The Conference will take place November 8–11, 2017 in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Hilton.

Also speaking at the conference will be Hon. Victoria A. Lipnic, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Hon. Charlotte A. Burrows, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Hon. Chai R. Feldblum, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Cathy Ventrell-Monsees, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Consuela Pinto, U.S. Department of Labor; Ana Galindo-Marrone, Office of Special Counsel; Juanita C. Hernandez, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission; Jeff Rosenblum, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission; Derek Baxter, U.S. Department of Labor; Stephanie Jones, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Dan Collopy, National Labor Relations Board; Maria-Kate Dowling, National Mediation Board; Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, U.S. District Court for the Northern […]

2407, 2017
107, 2017

Helmer Friedman LLP Selected One Of The Top 20 Employment Lawyers

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Expertise.com Selects Helmer Friedman LLP As One Of The Top 20 Employment Lawyers In Los Angeles

Expertise.com, a self-described hub where qualified experts can connect with people to share their knowledge, experience, and skills, has selected Helmer Friedman LLP as one of the top employment law firms in Los Angeles. After looking at 888 employment law firms in Los Angeles and grading them on five factors (reputation, credibility, experience, availability, and professionalism), Expertise.com selected Helmer Friedman LLP as one of the top 18 such law firms and awarded the firm the following badge of honor:
Best Employment Lawyers Los Angeles Badge.
To view the rankings, you can visit Expertise.com at https://www.expertise.com/ca/los-angeles/employment-lawyers.

2306, 2017

Andrew H. Friedman Speaks California State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Annual Meeting

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July 14, 2017 – Andrew H. Friedman To Speak At California State Bar Association’s Labor And Employment Law Section Annual Meeting & Advanced Wage And Hour Conference

The Labor and Employment Law Section of The State Bar of California has selected Andrew H. Friedman to speak at its combined 34th Labor & Employment Law Annual Meeting and 7th Annual Advanced Wage and Hour Conference. The Meeting/Conference will take place on Thursday and Friday, July 13-14, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency – Los Angeles International Airport. Mr. Friedman will be speaking along with Anthony J. Oncidi of Proskauer Rose LLP on a panel entitled “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly—A Review Of Recent Employment Law Cases.” In this fast-paced discussion, Messrs. Oncidi and Friedman will reprise their annual review of recent reemployment law cases with an emphasis on those cases of most utility to the employment practitioner […]

1306, 2017

Andrew H. Friedman To Speak At OC LERA’s 35th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference

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July 19, 2017 – The National Labor Relations Board (Regions 21 and 31) and the Orange County Labor and Employment Relations Association (“OC LERA”) have selected Andrew H. Friedman to speak at their 35th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference. Mr. Friedman will be speaking on a panel entitled “Mandatory Arbitration Agreements and the Erosion of Public Access to the Judicial System” along with Gary S. Ganchrow of Parker Milliken and Mike Bucsko, Commissioner with the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service.

Other notable OC LERA Conference speakers include Laurel Webb (General Counsel, SEIU Local 2015), Doug McKeever (Chief Deputy Executive Director, Covered California), Josh Stehlik (Supervising Attorney, National Immigration Law Center), Jennifer Muir Beuthin (General Manager, Orange County Employees Association), Robert Roginson (Attorney, Ogletree Deakins, (former Chief Counsel to State Labor Commissioner)), Danielle Pierce (Supervisory Field Examiner, NLRB Region 31), Mori Rubin (Regional Director NLRB Region 31), William B. […]

1206, 2017
806, 2017
106, 2017

Top Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Los Angeles

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Expertise.com Selects Helmer Friedman LLP As One Of The Top 18 Medical Malpractice Lawyers In Los Angeles

Expertise.com, a self-described hub where qualified experts can connect with people to share their knowledge, experience, and skills, has selected Helmer Friedman LLP as one of the top medical malpractice law firms in Los Angeles. After looking at 855 medical malpractice lawyers in Los Angeles and grading them on five factors (reputation, credibility, experience, availability, and professionalism), Expertise.com selected Helmer Friedman LLP as one of the top 18 such law firms and awarded the firm the following badge:
Helmer Friedman LLP named Top Medical Malpractice Lawyers of Los Angeles.

To view the rankings, you can visit Expertise.com at https://www.expertise.com/ca/los-angeles/medical-malpractice-attorney

1605, 2017

Helmer Friedman LLP defeats Landlord’s Anti-SLAPP Motion

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This morning, Helmer Friedman LLP defeated a landlord’s motion to dismiss a familial status discrimination lawsuit (Pitts v. Financial Management Co. – Los Angeles Superior Court Case No.: BC644978).  In the underlying lawsuit, a Los Angeles area couple, Karen Pitts and Michael Pitts, sued their landlord (defendants Actress Frieda Rentie and Financial Management Company) alleging after Ms. Rentie learned that Karen Pitts was pregnant and she and her husband Michael were expecting their second child, Ms. Rentie gave them a “60 day notice to quit”, which terminated their lease. In response, the defendants filed a motion – called an anti-SLAPP motion – pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure Section 425.16 to dismiss the Pitts’ lawsuit contending that it was frivolous litigation and that it arose from defendant’s “60 day notice to quit” which was an exercise of their right to petition the government. The Pitts, represented by Andrew H. […]

2003, 2017

Ninth Circuit Rules In Favor of Helmer Friedman LLP

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This afternoon, a unanimous three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Helmer Friedman LLP’s clients Crystal Monique Lightfoot and Beverly Hollis-Arrington (Case No. 10-56068).

Following the victory of Helmer Friedman LLP in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in January 2017 on behalf of Ms. Lightfoot and Ms. Hollis-Arrington, Fannie Mae filed a motion with the Ninth Circuit to, in effect, disregard the Supreme Court’s decision, and, instead, to affirm the District Court’s dismissal of their case.  After extensive briefing, the Ninth Circuit denied Fannie Mae’s Motion. Instead, the Ninth Circuit granted the relief that Helmer Friedman LLP had requested and remanded the case to the District Court with instructions to vacate its prior judgment in favor of Fannie Mae and then remand the case back to California State Court.

“As with the Supreme Court’s decision, this decision from the Ninth Circuit is also complete vindication for our […]

1801, 2017

Unanimous U. S. Supreme Court Sides With Helmer Friedman LLP

January 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Unanimous U. S. Supreme Court Sides With Helmer Friedman LLP

This morning, in a unanimous opinion authored by Justice Sotomayor, the U. S. Supreme Court sided with Helmer Friedman LLP’s clients Crystal Monique Lightfoot and Beverly Hollis-Arrington and held that Fannie Mae’s sue-and-be-sued clause does not grant district courts jurisdiction over cases involving Fannie Mae.  The Supreme Court reversed the Ninth Circuit which had ruled against Ms. Lightfoot and Ms. Hollis-Arrington.

“This decision is complete vindication for our clients who have argued for years that their lawsuit against Fannie Mae should be heard in the California state courts and not in federal court,” commented Gregory D. Helmer and Andrew H. Friedman of Beverly Hills-based Helmer Friedman LLP.

Here is the opinion:  https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/14-1055_6j36.pdf

512, 2016

How a Trump Presidency Will Affect the Employment Law Landscape?

December 5th, 2016|Comments Off on How a Trump Presidency Will Affect the Employment Law Landscape?

December 6, 2016 – Join Andrew H. Friedman, founding partner of Helmer Friedman LLP, Anthony J. Oncidi, head of the Los Angeles labor and employment law group at Proskauer Rose LLP, and David B. Weisenfeld, the legal editor for the preemployment background check, job advertising, and interviewing and selection content in the recruiting and hiring section of XpertHR USA, for this fast-paced webinar, where we explore all of the key issues on your mind, including:

 

Will the ACA really be repealed, or is a rebooting more likely?

What can employers expect from the EEOC and DOL?

Is overtime pay reform going to be off the table at the federal level?

Paid parental leave was a campaign talking point, but how realistic is it?

And how will the election affect the Supreme Court?

 

http://www.xperthr.com/pages/hr-webinars/

You can view this webinar by clicking on the following link:  

http://www.xperthr.com/hr-podcasts-and-webinars/webinar-how-a-trump-presidency-will-affect-the-employment-law-landscape/25062/?cmpid=EMC|USAG|HUWBN-2016-0712-HUW56_Election_Response_attended_prospects|&sfid=701w000000192jZ&elqTrackId=36ba6c8100e847eeade838c538a7f2a0&elq=5b94191e85be43aa94fcf726ebba2a79&elqaid=1513&elqat=1&elqCampaignId

811, 2016

Helmer Friedman LLP Takes Case To Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

November 8th, 2016|Comments Off on Helmer Friedman LLP Takes Case To Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Greg Helmer, Andrew Friedman, Beverly Hollis-Arrington take on Fannie Mae.

Washington, D.C. – Helmer Friedman LLP Takes Case To Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Gregory D. Helmer and Andrew H. Friedman outside the U.S. Supreme Court with their client, Beverly Hollis-Arrington — one of the most courageous people we know. Fannie Mae foreclosed on her home in 2002 but she stood up and took them all the way to the Supreme Court (with a little help from Helmer Friedman LLP).

1910, 2016

Andrew H. Friedman Speaks at Employment Round Table of Southern California’s Annual Conference

October 19th, 2016|Comments Off on Andrew H. Friedman Speaks at Employment Round Table of Southern California’s Annual Conference

Andrew H. Friedman will be speaking at the November 3, 2016 Annual Conference of the Employment Round Table of Southern California.  Mr. Friedman – along with his co-panelist, Anthony J. Oncidi (of Proskauer Rose) – will be giving a legal update about the latest employment laws, regulations and cases.  Other speakers will include Kevin Kish, Director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and Anna Parks, Regional Attorney, EEOC, Los Angeles, District Office. If you are interested in the latest developments in California employment law, you should attend. More information can be located here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ertsc-2016-annual-conference-and-awards-luncheon-tickets-28198033076