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I represent employers in all aspects of employment litigation in the areas of discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, breach of contract, wage and hour issues, and other related claims. I have extensive experience coordinating and managing litigation dockets for national clients; counseling on alternative dispute resolution procedures, personnel policies and practices; providing in-house training and seminars; and advising on diversity best practices, initiatives, and training.


Practice Areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 100%

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Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP

101 Second Street Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA, 94105



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Volunteer of the YearSan Francisco Black Coalition on AIDS2007
Northern California Super LawyerN/A2006
Northern California Super LawyerN/A2005
Top 50 Northern California Female Super LawyerTop 50 Northern California Female Super Lawyer2004
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerThelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP1996 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Walden House, Inc.Board Member2007 - Present
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under LawMember2007 - Present
California Minority Counsel ProgramCo-Chair Annual Conference2006 - 2006
National Employment Law CouncilMember2004 - Present
California Minority Counsel ProgramBoard Member2004 - Present
National Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
California Association of Black LawyersVice President - North1998 - 1999
San Francisco Youth Courts, Inc.Board Member & Judge1997 - 1998
California Association of Black LawyersCo-Chair Annual Convention1996 - 1996
California Association of Black LawyersMember1995 - Present
Charles Houston Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember1993 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Mount Holyoke CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
American Conference Institute Second Annual Law Firm Diversity ConferenceLaw School and Lateral Recruitment- (Re) Evaluating Criteria and Practices for Diversity2006
American Conference Institute Second Annual Law Firm Diversity ConferenceOpening the Can of Worms: Addressing the Legal Backlash that Can Arise2006
Diversity for Success: Recruiting, Retaining, Rainmaking for Minority Lawyers and Law Firms ConferenceThe Talent Pipeline: Retention of Minority Lawyers2006
California Minority Counsel ProgramPathways to Partnership2006
California Minority Counsel Program and the Practicing Law InstituteHow to Make the Most of Your Firm's Marketing Department: Creating Visibility: Practical Advice for Marketing Your Firm's Diversity2004