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JD, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

BA, University of California, Davis

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Nathan can play both the tuba and the trombone!

Police Officer v. County (2022) – Successfully prosecuted the dismissal of a peace officer for intentional dishonesty. A veteran of the department, the Officer failed to ensure a response to a resident’s calls and subsequently lied about it in the watch report.

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.

Former Fire Chief v. Fire Protection District (2023) – Defeated a former fire chief’s retaliation claim in the California Court of Appeal on the grounds that the former chief failed to comply with the Governmental Claims Act (GCA) and could not prove that his attorney’s demand letter substantially complied with the GCA.

AI and Employment Decisions, Is the Risk Worth the Reward?
HR News

More than 80% of all employers, and more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies, now report using some form of artificial intelligence (AI) in employment, according to Charlotte A. Burrows, chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). While putting employment decisions in the hands...

California’s Draft Regulations Addressing AI in Employment Thrusts Employers into Regulatory Wild West
The Recorder

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council (“FEHC”) is the body that promulgates regulations to implement and interpret the Fair Employment & Housing Act (“FEHA”) – California’s keystone legislation governing illegal employment practices.  For over a year, the FEHC has been exploring...

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Best Practices for Conducting Fair and Legally Complaint Public Safety Administrative Investigations – Day 1
Fairfield | Solano County
April 21, 2023
The New Landscape: 2023 Peace Officer Employment
Fresno County Plaza Building, Plaza Level Ballroom || 2220 Tulare St., Fresno, CA 93721
May 23, 2023
Best Practices for Conducting Fair and Legally Compliant Public Safety Administrative Investigations
San Ramon Community Center, Fountain Room ||12501 Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583
March 16, 2023
California Fire District Legal and Legislative Update
Napa | Fire Districts Association of California (FDAC) Annual Conference 2023

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