Catherine L. Hazany

Of Counsel || Torrance, Los Angeles

Catherine vigorously advocates for employers in all aspects of litigation through trial/arbitration.  She represents companies in a variety of industries including hospitality, education, aerospace, non-profits, service and entertainment. She also counsels employers regarding leaves of absences, reasonable accommodations, and harassment training.

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  • Prevailed in arbitration on behalf of university in race discrimination action.
  • Prevailed in arbitration for restaurant in an age discrimination/wrongful termination action.
  • Successfully represented several clients in mediation and settlement of discrimination claims before the EEOC, DFEH, arbitration and in court.
  • Successfully defeated class certification of misclassification class action.
  • Successfully represented hospital in several labor arbitrations involving employee terminations.
  • Won summary judgment on behalf of hospitality industry client in wrongful termination action based on age and sexual orientation.
  • Won summary adjudication in wrongful termination action based on age, race and perceived disability forcing favorable settlement.
  • Won summary judgment on behalf of major retailer in wrongful termination action based on disability, failure to accommodate, and failure to conduct the interactive process.
  • Won summary adjudication of claims on behalf of restaurant franchisee forcing favorable settlement.
  • Won terminating sanctions on behalf of commercial real estate developer.


  • J.D., University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, 2003
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1998

Admittance to Practice

  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Professional Activities

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • ProVisors (Westwood chapter)
  • Southern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine (2010, 2012 – 2017)
  • Top Women Attorneys in Southern California by Los Angeles Magazine (2010, 2012-2017)