Class of 2011

I am an Associate at international labor and employment law firm of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC. My practice is primarily focused in representing management in both litigation and advisory matters. As member of Ogletree Deakins’ litigation, unfair competition and trade secrets, and construction law practice groups, the matters I handle are wide ranging – from claims filed under FEHA for alleged discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination; whistleblower retaliation claims; claims for violations of wage and hour laws, including class-actions and representative PAGA actions; to defense of contractors in contract claims or prevailing wage claims; and defending and prosecuting trade secrets claims.

I am very proud of Western State’s standing in the legal community. Throughout southern California one cannot avoid running across highly esteemed Judges, Arbitrators, Mediators, and Attorneys all of whom are proud Western State alums. The success of Western State’s alumni can largely be credited to the school’s ongoing commitment to the success of its students and alums. I am also particularly honored to now have the opportunity to return to Western State as adjunct professor. I take great pride and joy in being part, albeit a small part, of Western State’s commitment to excellence. So to all current students: take full advantage of everything Western State has to offer – an excellent education, guided by an excellent faculty and staff, and an incredible network of successful alumni.