Costa Mesa, California 92626
Mr. Labate is a partner in the firm's Orange County office, and is Chair of the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group.
Areas of Practice
Mr. Labate specializes in labor and employment law, and represents employers in a wide range of industries throughout California and the United States. He provides general advice to employers relating to labor and employment issues, and has extensive experience in defending employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, defamation, invasion of privacy, workplace violence, overtime, employee raiding, and other related matters. He is a trial attorney who has had great success defending his clients in court. Mr. Labate has also defended employers in numerous wage and hour class actions, with a special emphasis on class actions in the mortgage, restaurant, retail, and manufacturing industries.
|Areas of Practice||1) Healthcare, 2) Labor and Employment, 3) Labor and Employment Counseling, 4) Employee Hiring/Discipline/Termination, 5) Employment Agreements, 6) Handbooks and Personnel Policies, 7) Harassment Investigation and Training, 8) Wage and Hour Regulations and 9) Workplace Violence|
|Law School||UCLA School of Law (J.D., 1990)|
|Education||Dartmouth College (B.A., 1986)|
|Bar Member / Association||California State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP|
Ms. Fitzgerald represents employers in a wide range of industries, including the entertainment, financial services, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, and transportation industries.
Ms. Shander advises public and private company clients as well as private equity funds, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, and financing transactions.