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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
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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
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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
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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
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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).
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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
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