Daily Journal Names LCW San Francisco Managing Partner Morin I. Jacob Top Women Lawyers

CATEGORY: Press Releases
CLIENT TYPE: Nonprofit, Private Education, Public Education, Public Employers, Public Safety
PUBLICATION: Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
DATE: Jun 20, 2024

LOS ANGELES- Liebert Cassidy Whitmore is pleased to announce that San Francisco Managing Partner Morin I. Jacob has been highlighted by the Daily Journal as 2024 Top Women Lawyers for her outstanding achievements and exceptional contributions to the field of employment and labor law. The list honors 100 California women lawyers who have made the biggest impact in their fields. This prestigious recognition reflects Morin’s dedication to legal excellence and her significant impact California’s legal landscape.

Background on Morin I. Jacob

Morin I. Jacob, Managing Partner of the firm’s San Francisco office, is a seasoned litigator, who handles all facets of defense-side employment litigation, from pre-litigation through jury trial and appeal.  Morin also provides advice and counsel support to her clients on employment law issues, and conducts workplace investigations on high profile matters.

Morin has first-chaired jury trials and successfully secured defense verdicts on behalf of her clients, even after appeal. Her jury trial experience includes defending against claims of retaliation for engaging in free speech, disability discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and whistleblower allegations. Morin has also secured client victories through summary judgment motions, motions to dismiss, motions for judgment on the pleadings, and demurrers. In addition to trials and arbitrations, she represents clients in administrative proceedings, including in arbitrations and before the DFEH, EEOC, DLSE, PERB, and EDD.

Morin handles high-profile litigation matters, defending lawsuits brought by heads of agencies such as County Administrative Officers, heads of departments, such as Finance Directors, and in-house attorneys such as Deputy District Attorneys and Deputy County Counsel. Morin has also represented agencies and high-profile individual defendants in litigation, such as elected Board and City Council members, Fire Chiefs, Sheriffs, County Counsel, Controllers, and Police Chiefs. Morin even served as a lead attorney on litigation for the Office of former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Morin devotes a portion of her practice to conducting workplace investigations. She holds a certificate from the Association of Workplace Investigators and is a member of LCW’s Investigations Executive Team. Morin has conducted investigations into allegations involving embezzlement of seven-figure dollar amounts, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, workplace violence, internal affairs investigations for police departments, and FBOR investigations for fire departments. She also conducts Title IX investigations for universities in areas including on and off-campus sexual assaults and harassment.

Prior to becoming the Managing Partner of the San Francisco office, Morin served as the Chairperson of the firm’s statewide Public Safety Practice Group which provides litigation and advice and counsel services to police and fire agencies throughout California. As a public safety lawyer, Morin represents agencies in binding arbitrations and other discipline appeal hearings. Morin also has extensive experience in advising on, and conducting, internal affairs investigations and other workplace investigations. She has conducted internal affairs investigations for police agencies and has investigated high-level employees and elected/appointed officials for allegations such as harassment, discrimination, embezzlement, and negligence in carrying out their duties.

Morin also has experience in labor relations and negotiations on behalf of public sector agencies. She represents local police and fire agencies in labor negotiations with employee unions, and handles litigation in court and at PERB arising out of labor relations disputes.


With offices throughout California, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore is a full service employment and labor relations law firm.  Our legal experts provide client focused services in litigation, labor relations, negotiations, employment, 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. www.lcwlegal.com for more information.



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