We are proud to sponsor the 2019 National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) Annual Meeting & Law Firm Expo, September 22 – 25 in Los Angeles! We hope to see you there! NAMWOLF’s mission is to promote diversity in the legal profession by fostering successful relationships among preeminent minority and women
Congratulations to Susan Kumagai! Susan successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of a Fortune 50 company in an employment matter in which Plaintiff alleged disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, wrongful termination and retaliation. Lafayette & Kumagai argued that Plaintiff did not meet the definition of a person with a disability. Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment
Lafayette & Kumagai LLP was named by clients as an Honor Roll firm in 4 separate areas of litigation, including Complex Employment and Complex Commercial litigation, in BTI Consulting’s BTI Litigation Outlook 2019: Changes, Trends and Opportunities for Law Firms. The survey, which is based on interviews with more than 350 general counsel and other
We are pleased to announce that Gary Lafayette, Susan Kumagai and Diane Kong have been selected to the 2019 Super Lawyers list for Northern California. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the state. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of
Lafayette & Kumagai LLP Partner Brian Chun attended his first NELC Conference in San Diego last week. Looks like the Dine Around at STK was enjoyed by all! For more information on the National Employment Law Council, please visit www.nelc-law.org
Lafayette & Kumagai Attorney Cheryl Stevens attended her first NELC Conference in San Diego. For more information about the National Employment Law Council (NELC), please visit www.nelc-law.org
Panelist Gary Lafayette spoke about FRCP Rule 30(b)(6) depositions in “Preparing Corporate Witnesses to Testify at Trial,” on Wednesday, April 24th, with fellow panelists Emilio Gonzalez (Davis Wright Tremaine), Kristi Matthews (Newell Brands), Telicia Dambreville (Burlington) and moderator Grace Speights (Morgan Lewis). For more information about the National Employment Law Council (NELC), please visit www.nelc-law.org
Lafayette & Kumagai LLP is pleased to announce that Barbara L. Lyons has joined the firm. Ms. Lyons has over twenty years of experience as a California litigator. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Harvard University and her Juris Doctorate from University of California at Davis School of Law (King Hall).
Susan Kumagai successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of Defendant, a Fortune 100 airline company, in a negligence respondeat superior case. Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment was granted in full.
Lafayette & Kumagai is pleased to announce that Cheryl A. Stevens has joined the firm. Ms. Stevens has extensive experience representing public entity and commercial clients in labor and employment matters, general civil litigation, civil rights defense, and business torts. Prior to joining Lafayette & Kumagai, Ms. Stevens served as Deputy County Counsel for the