Monday, July 21, 2008
Labor Lawyer Cynthia Emry Joins Jackson Lewis LLP
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Labor and employment law specialist Cynthia Emry has joined Jackson Lewis LLP as of counsel in its Los Angeles office, the firm said Friday.
Emry had been of counsel with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, also in Los Angeles.
“Cynthia is a dedicated practitioner who brings with her successful trial experience as well as a solid record of advising clients on complex litigation matters,” Lawrence H. Stone, managing partner of Jackson Lewis’ Los Angeles office, said in a statement.
Jackson Lewis, with 500 lawyers spread out over 38 cities, concentrates its practice on representing employers in labor, benefits, and immigration matters.
Emry represents employers, including public entities, and individuals in a wide range of employment matters, including employment discrimination actions, misappropriation of trade secrets actions, and wage and hour class actions. She regularly handles employment cases at all levels of state and federal court, as well as before the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and related state administrative agencies, the firm noted.
She also has extensive experience in providing employment counseling and advice to employers on various employment issues, including workplace investigations, disciplinary matters, leaves of absence, severance agreements, and policy and procedure review. She also teaches seminars to human resources professionals on various employment-related issues, and conducts sexual harassment prevention training.
Emry’s professional and civic affiliations include the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar; the Beverly Hills Bar Association Work/Life Balance Committee’s executive committee; and the Center for Children Who Stutter at California State University, Fullerton, where she serves on the board of directors.
She received her law degree from Pepperdine University, where she served as literary editor of the law review, in 1992. She received her undergraduate degree from UCLA in 1986.
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