Leaders of Influence: Labor & Employment Attorneys 2022

Custom Content from the Los Angeles Business Journal

There are many brilliant attorneys in Los Angeles – masters of their craft that can prepare individuals and businesses for any legal issue that might arise while expertly providing counsel as needed and writing and overseeing the documents designed to protect their clients’ assets and livelihoods. As the workplace continues to shift and change after the unpredictable events of the last couple years, the roles of attorneys who specialize in labor and employment have rapidly evolved and become more essential and critical to short-and long-term business success than ever. These trusted advisors provide guidance on everything from the current state of labor legislation, what changes have come to the workplace law landscape in light of back-to-work policies, the new rules of hiring and firing, and the various trends that they have been observing, and in some cases, driving.

We’ve alphabetically listed this lineup of superb labor and employment specialist, along with information about their careers, practice and some of the relevant recent successes they’ve achieved. Congratulations to the attorneys who made this prestigious list.

Methodology: The professionals featured in these pages did not pay to be included. Their profiles were drawn from nomination materials submitted to the Los Angeles Business Journal. Those selected for inclusion were reviewed by the editorial department and chosen based on a demonstration of impact made on the profession and on the Los Angeles community.

Adam Abrahms – Epstein Becker Green
Clifton W. Albright – Albright, Yee & Schmit, APC
Daphne Anneet – Burke, Williams & Sorensen LLP
Sabrina A. Beldner – McGuireWoods
James H. Berry – Munck Wilson Mandala
Stephanie Collins – The Aerospace Corporation
Mara Curtis – Reed Smith LLP
David deRubertis – The deRubertis Law Firm, APC
Rita Diaz – Hahn & Hahn LLP
Rodney S. Diggs – Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs
Caroline Powell Donelan – Blank Rome LLP
Alfonso Estrada – Hanson Bridget, LLP
Theane Evangelis – Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Mia Farber – Jackson Lewis P.C.
Melvin L. Felton, II – Sanders Roberts LLP
Katherine Forster – Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Jeanne Fugate – King & Spalding
Lonnie Giamela – Fisher Phillips
Ben Gipson – DLA Piper
Mira Hashmall – Miller Barondess, LLP
Steve L. Hernandez – DLA Piper
Robert Hudock – Hudock Employment Law Group
Roland Juarez – Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Lauren Katunich – Raines Feldman
Leticia Kimble – Raines Feldman
Howard M. Knee – Blank Rome LLP
Gregory Knopp – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Brian Koegle – Brian Koegle, Greenspoon Marder LLP
Dana Kravetz – Michelman & Robinson, LLP
Kristine Kwong – Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP
Kate LaQuay – Munck Wilson Mandala
Elizabeth Levy – Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Bryan E. Luther – Albright, Yee & Schmit, APC
Ryan McCoy – Norton Rose Fulbright
Joshua Mizrahi – Buchalter
Ryan Posey – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Angela Reddock-Wright – Reddock Law/Justice West
Katherine Roberts – Sidley Austin LLP
Reginald Roberts, JR – Sanders Roberts, LLP
Gary Scalabrini – Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP
Christian Scali – Scali Rasmussen
Kelly Scott – Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
Katherine V.A. Smith – Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Hannah Sweiss – Fisher Phillips
Emily Burkhardt Vicente – Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Kerry Garvis Wright – Glaser Weil LLP
Nancy Yaffe – Fox Rothschild LLP
Jason Yu – Snell & Wilmer