Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, September 12, 2012


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Labor Law Attorney Mahsa Aliaskar Joins Sheppard Mullin


Sheppard Mullin has announced that attorney Mahsa Aliaskar, who practiced at Greenberg Traurig LLP in Washington, D.C., has joined its Labor and Employment practice group in Century City. According to a Sheppard Mullin news statement, Aliaskari has represented national and international employers before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement as well as the U.S. Department of Labor in connection with immigration-related employment and com­pliance matters.

The statement adds:

“Providing practical and innovative strategies and immigration practices, she has assisted companies, professionals and skilled workers in obtaining immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. Aliaskari has specific experience in counseling foreign nationals and companies that are establishing new U.S. ventures requiring the temporary or permanent transfer of employees to the U.S., with a particular emphasis on emerging growth and start-up companies.”

According to the Sheppard Mullin statement, Alias­kari received her law degree from American University Washington College of Law in 2000 and an undergraduate degree from George Mason University in 1997. Information is available by telephoning 213-617-5542.

Fox Rothschild LLP, a Philadelphia-based firm, has announced that Jeremy M. Pelphrey has joined the firm as counsel in the Los Angeles office. In a news statement, Fox Rothschild’s managing partner, Jeffrey S. Kravitz, said:

“Jeremy is a welcome addition to the firm, adding particular strength to the West Coast end of our national employee benefits team, He possesses an impressive depth of experience handling merger and acquisition transactions related to employee benefits, and is well-versed in fiduciary and compliance consulting and employee stock ownership plans.”

According to the statement:

“Pelphrey is a frequent author and speaker on issues related to tax-qualified plans, health and welfare benefit plans, fiduciary consulting and COBRA compliance. He is currently serving as co-chair of the 2014 Western Pension and Benefits Conference of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, which aims to address the educational needs of pension professionals on an annual basis.”

According to the firm’s statement, Pelphrey earned his law degree from Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, in 2004, his M.A. from The City University of New York, John Jay College, in 2000, and his B.A. from Eastern Illinois University in 1999.

The Los Angeles County Bar Association on Saturday, Sept. 22, will present “The Civil Litigation Journey—From Filing to Resolution at the Los Angeles Superior Court.”

The program is to offer “[a]n overview of the Los Angeles Superior Court as the presenters share valuable ideas for successful pretrial and trial techniques and discuss common pitfalls to avoid in the courtroom.”

The morning session will involve court administration issues and alternate dispute resolution. Topics covered during the afternoon session include opening statements, voir dire, cross-examination and final arguments, according to a meeting announcement.

According to LACBA, the all day program includes valuable ideas for successful pretrial and trial techniques, common pitfalls to avoid in the courthouse, and litigating civil cases in Los Angeles Superior Court. There will be valuable handouts, including a syllabus on seminar topics and court research and attorney checklist forms.

The speakers are to include Los Angeles Superior Court Judges Kenneth R. Freeman, Luis A. Lavin and Beverly O’Connell, and attorneys Steven C. Glickman of Glickman & Glickman, and Linda Star of Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be included at the all-day event, which begins at 8 a.m. at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, Room 522, 111 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles.

Information is available by telephoning 213-896-6560.


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