March 1, 2016
Compliance Matters    
We always like to share good news. First of all, the Firm has a new partner. Additionally, several of the Firm's lawyers have been singled out for special recognition as being tops in their field on the list of Southern California Super Lawyers by their peers.


 We are proud to announce the addition of our newest partner, Katherine A. Hren. Katherine has been practicing law since 2000, and joined the Firm in March 2003. Katherine is a native Southern Californian. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine and her law degree in Sacramento from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Katherine's practice primarily focusses on providing advice and counsel to employers in all matters which bear upon the employment relationship. Her work includes advice on employment law strategy and compliance, traditional labor relations matters (union organizing, strikes/picketing, collective bargaining, grievance handling and arbitration), claims for employment discrimination, sexual and other workplace harassment, and wrongful termination. Katherine also assists employers in developing management oriented employment agreements, personnel policies, separation agreements, trade secret and proprietary information agreements, sexual and other workplace harassment policies, and routine employment forms (employment applications, formal evaluations, employee handbooks, FMLA/CFRA compliance forms).

Katherine is a frequent public speaker. She designs and presents customized internal management training programs on a broad range of employment law matters. She routinely conducts sexual harassment training programs and other seminars designed to provide management tools on a variety of employment law matters. She also lectures for bar associations, trade organizations, and management groups, and is a regular author and editor of the Firm's e-bulletin Compliance Matters.

Katherine is on the Executive Committee for the employment and labor law section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the planning committee for the annual Labor & Employment Law Symposium.

Katherine is married and has a beautiful 3 year old daughter.

Katherine has been a valuable asset to the Firm and our clients over the last 13 years. We look forward to her continuing with us in this new role.


Several of the firm's partners and senior counsel have been recognized as tops in the field of labor/employment law by their peers and have once again been included on this year's southern California Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business publication, is a service that rates lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. We are especially pleased to be included on this list because no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers list.

This year's southern California Super Lawyers list includes partners Ken Ballard, Richard Rosenberg, John Golper, Linda Miller Savitt and Eric Schwettmann. Our name partners have been included on this list every year since the inception of the ranking fourteen years ago.

In addition, for the fifth year in a row, Super Lawyers honored partner Linda Miller Savitt by including Linda on its list of Top 100 California Attorneys and Top 50 Women Lawyers.

This year's Super Lawyer Super Lawyer list also includes Senior Counsel and appellate specialist Christine Hoeffner. Christine has been on the list since 2008. Christine is a Certified Appellate Specialist who has held this prestigious designation ever since the State Bar first recognized appellate law as a specialty practice in 1996.

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