Five LCW Attorneys Have Been Selected to Southern California Super Lawyers

Category: Press Release
Date: Jan 22, 2014 12:00 AM

Five Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Partners have been selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers 2014 Edition®. Los Angeles Partners Peter Brown, Richard Kreisler, Melanie Poturica, J. Scott Tiedemann and Brian Walter have been recognized in the category of Employment & Labor.

Peter Brown has been included in the Southern California Super Lawyers for his work in the area of Employment & Labor law. Peter, the new Chair of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore's Labor Relations Practice Group, represents public agencies in collective bargaining negotiations, litigation and many different types of administrative hearings. He has a unique talent in promptly developing expertise in laws that impact the firm's public agency clients. Peter was also named one of the Top Labor & Employment Attorneys by the Daily Journal for two years in a row.

This is the ninth time that Richard Kreisler has been included in the Southern California Super Lawyers. Richard is one of a handful of the most experienced and effective public sector labor negotiators in the State of California. He brings years of experience to negotiation tables, providing labor and employment law advice and counsel to California law enforcement and fire professionals. Richard offers an unprecedented insider's perspective to the representation of management, which maximizes the ability of his police and fire administration clients to anticipate and counter issues developed by associations and their members. Richard was also named one of the Top Labor & Employment Attorneys by the Daily Journal in the past year.

Melanie Poturica has been included in the Southern California Super Lawyers in the area of Employment & Labor law for the tenth time. Melanie has been with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore since the firm's inception in 1980. She had been its Managing Partner since 1995, but as of October 2010 has transitioned back to full-time law practice. Melanie is a vigorous litigator with an extensive background in suits involving discrimination and harassment, as well as disciplinary and due process issues, and other employment law matters. In addition to her work as a litigator, Melanie successfully represents many clients in arbitrations and administrative hearings.

Southern California Super Lawyers also included J. Scott Tiedemann - the firm's Managing Partner and a leading advocate for and trusted advisor to public safety agencies across California. He is called upon in high profile cases to advise public safety executives regarding how to conduct complex investigations, including how to manage media relations and navigate the procedural complexities of the Public Safety Officers and Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights. He has earned a reputation for successfully prosecuting many difficult cases involving allegations ranging from excessive force to sexual abuse to fraud.  Scott was also named one of the Top Labor & Employment Attorneys by the Daily Journal in the past year.

Brian Walter has been included in the Southern California Super Lawyers in the area of Employment & Labor law. Brian represents clients in all aspects of employment and labor law, including counseling on employment and labor relations matters, labor negotiations, training and presentations, employee discipline matters, administrative hearings, investigations and litigation. Brian, Chair of the firm's Litigation Practice Group, has handled numerous class actions and collective actions in federal and state courts. He has developed extensive expertise in handling Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) issues on behalf of many different employers. Brian also has extensive experience representing law enforcement agencies, including successfully defending employee discipline matters for sworn and civilian law enforcement personnel.

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore congratulates them for being honored in their work!


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