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JD, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

BA, California Polytechnic State University

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As a child, Dana acted in television commercials and had multiple appearances on Romper Room.

Nonprofit organization v. Individual (2023) – Won a five-year workplace restraining order on behalf of a nonprofit against one of the nonprofit’s former clients.  LCW’s work included preparing the witnesses for hearing, drafting necessary documents, setting up a stakeout for the process server to serve the individual, and representing the nonprofit during the hearing.

Stebbins v. California Public Utilities Commission (2022) – Six week jury trial that resulted in a unanimous defense verdict, upholding CPUC’s decision to terminate its Executive Director for violating the merit principle in California’s constitution. The jury found that the CPUC had no retaliatory motive against the Plaintiff. This case was selected as one of California’s “Top Verdicts” of 2022 by the Daily Journal.

Spring Cleaning: A Perfect Time to Refresh Your Employee Handbook
California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog

Spring cleaning is a time-honored tradition that many people use to refresh and reorganize their homes and workplaces.  For employers, it is also a great opportunity to revisit and update your employee handbooks.  Maybe you had the best intentions of revamping your employee handbook at year end but...

How Does California’s New Pay Transparency Law Impact Your Organization?
California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog

While those of you in the public sector are accustomed to seeing salary information in job postings, now private employers who post jobs in California are required to post salary ranges in their job advertisements.  Effective January 1, 2023, California expanded its pay transparency laws.  The new...

Office Parties: Holiday Cheer or HR Fear?
California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog

‘Tis the season to deck the halls and celebrate all things holiday!  Office holiday parties can be great fun, but they are fraught with pitfalls.  Planning an office holiday party is a daunting task!  However, with a little advance planning you can ensure a safe and happy holiday season for all of...


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