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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.

Police Officer v. City (2023) – Defeated a police officer’s untimely claim for arbitration in both the California Superior Court and in the California Court of Appeal.

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.

Stebbins v. California Public Utilities Commission (2024) – Convinced California Court of Appeal to uphold a unanimous defense verdict.  The Court of Appeal found that the former executive failed to show any reversible error in jury instructions.

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?
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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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