Los Angeles, California 90017
Elizabeth “Liz” Murphy is a Principal in the Los Angeles, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She focuses her practice in employment law, representing a wide variety of California and national employers in various industries, including accounting, retail, banking, manufacturing, and hospitality. Ms. Murphy also specializes in the field of home healthcare through her extensive lecturing and advising work in support of home care employers throughout the state of California. She is also a frequent contributor to Home Health Line, a subscription-only industry publication that helps home health agencies provide excellent patient care and increase profitability.
Ms. Murphy’s experience includes advising employers in day-to-day management and decision making issues, such as handling sensitive terminations, preparing and negotiating employment and severance agreements, preparing and revising employee handbooks, training management and staff, and administering leaves of absence; and representing employers in wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour, and other employment-related litigation in state and federal court, arbitration, and before various governmental agencies such as the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Employment Development Department, and the Department of Labor.
Ms. Murphy has handled scores of litigation matters from inception through completion. She has first-chaired several employment arbitration cases; prepared, argued and prevailed in many summary judgment motions; and lead teams of lawyers through trial. In January 2009, Ms. Murphy was lead trial counsel in a wrongful termination trial in the Los Angeles Central District Court, before Judge Otis D. Wright, in which the jury returned a unanimous verdict for the defense. The case involved allegations of fraud, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, and breach of contract.
|Areas of Practice||1) Labor And Employment|
|Law School||University of Southern California Gould School of Law (J,.D.,1994)|
|Education||University of California at Santa Barbara (B.A.,1990)|
|Bar Member / Association||California State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Jackson Lewis P.C.|
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