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Daily Journal Names LCW Partner Brian P. Walter 2024 “Leading National Litigators”
LOS ANGELES- Liebert Cassidy Whitmore is pleased to announce that Partner Brian P. Walter has been highlighted by the Daily Journal as a 2024 “Leading National Litigators” for his outstanding achievements and exceptional contributions to the field of litigation. This prestigious recognition reflects Brian’s dedication to legal excellence and his significant impact on the national legal landscape.
Background on Brian Walter
Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Partner Brian P. Walter, Los Angeles, represents a diverse group of the firm’s clients, including police departments, not-for-profit hospitals, and independent schools against complex employment and parent/student claims, and is often asked to defend high-profile matters involving elected officials, police chiefs, city attorneys and high-level administrators. Brian has extensive experience handling class and collective actions in federal and state courts in addition to FLSA issues. Brian has written amicus briefs on behalf of public employer organizations to the Third Circuit, Ninth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. He has also published numerous articles regarding labor and employment issues, including articles for the IPMA Public Personnel Management Journal, Los Angeles Daily Journal, and California Public Employee Relations Journal. Brian has also participated in drafting of legislation regarding wage and hour issues.
Brian is a focused and strategic litigator, and positions the matters he defends for summary judgment. He has obtained complete summary judgments in a multitude of cases, including an age discrimination claim brought by the chair of the Radiology Department of an academic teaching hospital, and in a federal whistleblower violation lawsuit brought by the former Independent Assessor of the Los Angeles Fire Department against the City of Los Angeles, Mayor Garcetti and the City’s Fire Commissioners, among others. In a lawsuit against an independent school brought by a parent challenging the school’s disciplinary process, Brian was successful in having the lawsuit [and arbitration] dismissed, and assisted the school in opposing the parent’s social media campaign against the school’s board and administrators.
Brian has been recognized throughout his career including by the Daily Journal as one of California’s 75 top employment law attorneys, citing his expertise in defending against employment claims brought by the employer’s former attorneys. These cases require extensive and complex privilege assertions during discovery, and Brian helps clients navigate the sensitive issues involved in insuring that the attorney-client privilege is maintained. Brian has also been named as a Southern California Super Lawyer.
Liebert Cassidy Whitmore serves as trusted advisors to public agencies, educational institutions, and nonprofits across California. Our legal experts provide client focused services in litigation, labor relations, negotiations, employment, education, business, and construction. LCW delivers vital web-based and live training to clients, proactively helping them avoid problems. Leveraging decades of expertise, we conduct impartial workplace investigations for California’s private sector employers. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fresno, San Diego, and Sacramento. For more information, visit our website: www.lcwlegal.com.
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