Ms. Butman is of counsel in the firm’s San Francisco office. She began working on wage and hour class and representative actions shortly after California implemented its landmark legislation, the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). She has successfully resolved dozens of PAGA and wage and hour actions since then.
Ms. Butman has litigated all types of employment matters – individual and class. She has won by dispositive motion a variety of cases in California state courts, including disability discrimination, sexual harassment, race discrimination (individual and disparate impact), and other wrongful termination matters. She also has successfully represented employers in front of administrative agencies, obtaining numerous dismissals of complaints brought in those forums.
Since transitioning her career from New York to California, Ms. Butman dedicated her work to achieving solutions for clients in industries such as transportation, technology, manufacturing, hospitality, staffing, janitorial and retail. She routinely works with clients to implement compliance programs involving California pay practices, meal and rest break requirements, wage statement regulations, joint employment, piece rate pay, commissions, discrimination and harassment prevention, and emerging California legal developments.
Ms. Butman has the unique experience of having represented employees during the early days of her employment practice, before she transitioned to representing management. This experience gave her invaluable insights that inform her advice and defense of management.
Ms. Butman received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law.