Left to Right: Tracey Kennedy, Dana Kravetz, Matthew McNicholas, George A. Stohner

Left to Right: Tracey Kennedy, Dana Kravetz, Matthew McNicholas, George A. Stohner


TRACEY KENNEDY: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP - Partner

Tracey Kennedy is the go-to Los Angeles trial attorney in the Labor and Employment practice group who is routinely retained to try cases. She is in high demand to try virtually any type of employment or business related case and has an impressive win record. She is responsible for all aspects of employment litigation matters on behalf of employers and management including jury and bench trials and arbitrations. An experienced trial attorney, she has tried to verdict in state and federal court employment matters such as age, race, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, and disability discrimination and harassment, as well as retaliation, and wrongful termination.

Kennedy also provides preventive counseling to clients concerning personnel and employment matters. Tracey has lectured around the country on personnel practices, employment discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wrongful termination. She also has experience in labor issues such as union organizing, labor negotiations, and labor arbitrations.

DANA A. KRAVETZ: Michelman & Robinson, LLP - Firm Managing Partner

When Dana Kravetz took over as managing partner of M&R in 2010, he had the arduous task of filling the shoes of firm co-founder, Sanford Michelman, who to that point was the only managing partner the firm had ever known. Michelman transitioned the role to Kravetz with the knowledge that a firm as creative and innovative as M&R required a periodic influx of new ideas, new energy, and a new management style to maintain and grow its industry edge.

Kravetz is widely respected within M&R. Clerical employees and senior partners alike flourish under a leader who places a premium on open communication, effective delegation and the empowerment of his workforce. Indeed, such empowerment is exemplified by two firm wide initiatives implemented under his leadership; namely, (1) the Women Attorneys of M&R (WAMR), a committee having as its primary objective the advancement of the firm’s female lawyers, and (2) the Diversity, Multiculturalism & Inclusion (DMI) Committee, created to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

MATTHEW MCNICHOLAS: McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP - Partner

Representing police officers and fire fighters in retaliation, harassment, disability discrimination, and whistleblower lawsuits for nearly 20 years, Matt McNicholas has secured more than $60 million in total results for his clients. As panel counsel to Los Angeles Police Protective League and the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, he currently has more than 40 separate cases pending against the LAPD and the LAFD on behalf of their employees.


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