Judith has represented public and private employers in all aspects of labor and employment law for more than twenty years. Judith also has a full education law practice, and has worked with well over fifty private K-12 schools throughout the state, as well as private and public colleges and universities. On a daily basis, Judith works with and advises Heads of School, Chief Financial Officers, Human Resources Directors, and other top level administrators, on a variety of employment and education issues. Judith also regularly advises Governing Boards on a multitude of policy, strategic, governance, and other issues.
Stephanie provides representation and legal counsel to public entities and educational institutions in matters pertaining to employment law, labor law, and education. Stephanie's practice includes advising clients on employment policies and providing litigation and arbitration support in a multitude of employment-related matters, including hiring, discipline, discrimination, disability, harassment, and retaliation. Stephanie has extensive experience advising employers throughout the state on the Affordable Care Act, California's Paid Sick Leave law, California's Kin Care Leave, Family and Medical Leave Act, and California Family Rights Act.
Mark is an experienced trial attorney and has obtained defense verdicts and won summary judgment motions in numerous lawsuits involving discrimination, harassment First Amendment, whisteblower retaliation and the FLSA. Mark also regularly represents the firm's clients in arbitrations and hearings and has handled dozens of arbitrations involving employee discipline, with a strong record of successfully defending our clients in disciplinary appeals. He represents a broad array of public entities in all types of civil litigation, administrative proceedings and arbitrations and regularly advises and represents clients in all aspects of employment and traditional labor relations matters.
Frances Rogers provides representation and legal counsel to public agency clients in all matters pertaining to labor, employment and municipal governance. In addition to extensive litigation, arbitration, and administrative hearing experience, Frances is also experienced and knowledgeable on matters including, harassment and discrimination, employee misconduct/discipline, leaves, performance management, workplace safety, wage and hour, the Public Records Act, Ralph M. Brown Act and ethics in public service. Frances is also an experienced administrative investigator on matters of employee misconduct. Frances advises and represents law enforcement and fire agencies on employee discipline, internal affairs investigations, disability, the Peace Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act and the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act.
Stefanie Vaudreuil has spent her legal career providing counsel and advice to and litigating on behalf of public agencies, including fire departments/districts, law enforcement, cities, counties, special districts, school districts, charter schools, community colleges, and county offices of education. Stefanie also is experienced in advising and representing independent schools. Stefanie, the daughter of a retired fire marshal, has a special interest in working with fire departments and districts. She understands and appreciates the unique culture that is the fire service.