LOS ANGELES – May 20, 2019 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that Leslie Helmer, a shareholder in the firm’s Los Angeles office, has been named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 500 Most Influential list for 2019.
The LA500 is chosen by the editors and publisher of the Los Angeles Business Journal based on knowledge of the local market, reader submissions and reporters expertise in their coverage of an array of industries. During a months-long selection process, the publication weighs both recent accomplishments and the overall resumes of candidates when considering who makes the list. Only eight percent of those on the list are from the legal industry.
Helmer joined Ogletree in March and has practiced employment law in California since 1990. She has extensive experience in virtually all aspects of employment law including litigation, personnel management, and counseling, having served two long-term secondments with two major employers in Southern California. She has advised and counseled clients on a full range of labor and employment issues, including harassment, discrimination, wrongful discharge, and other federal and state legislative issues. Helmer also regularly counsels employers on terminations and layoffs, wage and hour policies, employee handbooks, family and medical leaves of absence, and disability accommodation issues. She has conducted numerous investigations and trainings and often represents employers in government agency investigations pertaining to employment. Helmer represents clients in a broad spectrum of industries, including entertainment, technology, retail, and hospitality.
About Ogletree Deakins
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for eight consecutive years. In 2019, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law – Management category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 850 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. www.ogletree.com