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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 50%
  2. Sexual Harassment: 20%
  3. Discrimination: 20%
  4. Wrongful Termination: 10%

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Fitzgerald, Abbott & Beardsley LLP

1221 Broadway 21st Floor

Oakland, CA, 94612-1823


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner, Chair of Labor and Employment Practice GroupFitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley LLP1995 - Present
AssociateBronson, Bronson & Mckinnon1991 - 1995
AssociateSheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton1989 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Litigation and Labor Law SectionsN/AN/A
Alameda County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Bar Association of San FranciscoN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Disability Discrimination LawsuitJudgment for employer
Age Discrimination LawsuitJudgment for employer
Retaliation LawsuitJury verdict in favor of client
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Wellesley CollegeMusicBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
In-House TrainingHR Law for Supervisors2011
Firm-sponsored SeminarEffective Management of Employee Leaves2010
Firm-Sponsored SeminarBest Practices for Planning and Implementing a Reduction in Force2009
Firm-sponsored SeminarCreating Effective Social Networking and Computer Use Policies2009
Firm-sponsored Seminar2009 Update to Family and Medical Leave Act2009
Firm-sponsored SeminarUntangling the Morass of State and Federal Employee Leave Laws2006
Firm-sponsored SeminarPersonnel Management for the Nonprofit Employer2004
Bar Association of San Francisco Annual Employment Law UpdateMediation of Harassment Cases with Multiple Plaintiffs and/or Defendants2002
Lorman Education ServicesReligious Corporation Issues2001
Practising Law Institute Annual Employment Law UpdateAmericans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Issues1998