Ms. Davis resolves commercial and employment disputes, including unfair competition, trade secret, contract, privacy, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims. She defends corporate clients against claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Family Medical Leave Act, California Fair Employment and Housing Act, California Wage Orders, as well as other related federal and state statutes and regulations. She has experience in a broad range of industries from manufacturing to entertainment, and has arbitration as well as jury trial experience in state and federal courts.
Ms. Davis counsels employers in all areas of employment law, including state and federal wage and hour, employee compensation, privacy, employee leaves of absence and performance, employment and service agreements, outside salespersons, independent contractors, unfair competition, and trade secret issues. Ms. Davis represents employers in administrative proceedings, including responding to charges filed with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Labor Commissioner, and U.S. Department of Labor.
Ms. Davis assists employers with reducing their workforce, developing personnel handbooks, and training supervisory employees on the prevention of sexual harassment.
Ms. Davis also speaks on a multitude of employment and management related topics, including hiring and firing; leaves of absence; disability accommodation; personnel policies; discrimination laws; trade secrets; unfair business practices; and privacy in the workplace.
Ms. Davis serves on the firm's Professional Development Committee, and is passionate about mentoring legal talent.
Recent Trials to Verdict
- Melissa Ignat v. Yum! Brands, Inc. (Case No. 30-2008-00114748), Orange County Superior Court, 2015 [Lead Attorney/Defense Verdict]
- Anthony Jackson v. Metal Improvement Co. (Case No. CV12-1755) MWF (CWx), United States District Court, Central District, 2013 [Second Chair/ Defense Verdict on the wrongful termination, race discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing to FAA; Plaintiff's verdict on whistleblowing to OSHA. Total award to Plaintiff was $85,000 for back wages. No award punitive damages and attorney fees]