Dana Peterson

Ms. Peterson is a partner in the Los Angeles and San Francisco offices of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She is an experienced litigator and powerful advocate with a state-wide practice that enables her to provide exceptional client service in multiple jurisdictions. Her primary emphasis is litigating single and multiple-plaintiff cases in both state and federal courts throughout California. In her seventeen years of practice, she has successfully represented employers against claims of wrongful termination, breach of contract, invasion of privacy, sexual harassment, discrimination and harassment claims based on race, religion, pregnancy, gender, age, national origin and disability, alleged violations of state and federal leave laws, claims for failure to accommodate and failure to engage in the interactive process, fraud, and alleged Labor Code violations. Ms. Peterson has represented clients at well over 100 mediations, and is skilled at negotiating favorable settlements and creatively resolving disputes. However, she also has successful trial and binding arbitration experience, and has obtained results ranging from early dismissal to defense judgment. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Peterson is the Northern California Practice Group Leader of Seyfarth’s California Workplace Solutions group. She regularly advises and trains clients on all aspects of labor and employment law, and has extensive expertise on conducting workplace investigations and customized audits to ensure legal compliance.

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Areas of Practice 1) Workplace Policies and Handbooks, 2) Workplace Counseling & Solutions, 3) OSHA Compliance, 4) Enforcement & Litigation, 5) Labor & Employment, 6) Employment Litigation, 7) Employment Law Training, 8) California Workplace Solutions and 9) California Labor Code Litigation
Law School UC Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 1995)
Education California State University, Sacramento (B.A., 1991)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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