Gary Lafayette is attending the NAMWOLF Annual Meeting September 10 – 13 in Baltimore, MD. The NAMWOLF Annual Meeting & Virtual Law Firm Expo is a three-day conference that offers unique opportunities to connect corporate counsel from Fortune 1000 companies with minority and women owned law firms. The event will also provide exceptional continuing legal
Lafayette & Kumagai LLP Attorneys Named to 2023 Northern California Super Lawyers List We are pleased to announce that Gary Lafayette, Susan Kumagai, and Diane Kong have been selected to the 2023 Super Lawyers list for Northern California. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the state. Super
Gary Lafayette, Partner at Lafayette & Kumagai, was recently quoted in a news article about potential mass layoffs. He provides valuable insights and commentary on how employers must comply with legal obligations to employees, under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. The WARN Act, passed by Congress in 1988, helps ensure advance notice
Kudos to Brian Chun and Gary Lafayette! The California Court of Appeal affirmed the Superior Court’s grant of summary judgment for Lafayette & Kumagai’s clients, a Fortune 50 company and an individual defendant. In his underlying case, Plaintiff alleged discrimination based on his race and national origin, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and wrongful
We are pleased to announce that Gary Lafayette, Susan Kumagai and Diane Kong have been selected to the 2022 Super Lawyers list for Northern California. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the state. Saisruthi Paspulati has been selected to the 2022 Rising Stars list for Northern California.
Gary Lafayette will speak at the California Minority Counsel Program’s 2022 Annual Business Conference in Los Angeles at 2 pm on Thursday, October 13, 2022. Gary will be a panelist for the session, “Off the Record: The Real Experience of POC Attorneys,” a panel discussion on the experiences attorneys of color have within the workplace.
Gary Lafayette was honored to speak at the 2022 National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) Annual Meeting in Chicago. Gary was joined by fellow panelists Robin Wofford from Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP, Michelle Landy and Cynthia Lareine from PERSUIT, Lexer Quamie Mayers from Exelon, and Claire Eagan from Uber. Their well-attended
Congratulations to Brian Chun and Saisruthi Paspulati on winning an employment arbitration on behalf of the firm’s client, a Fortune 50 telecommunications company! The claimant, a former employee of the firm’s client, alleged age discrimination, disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, failure to engage in the interactive process, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, and
Congratulations to Gary Lafayette on his appellate victory! The decision from the California Court of Appeal upheld a Contra Costa County Superior Court decision to grant summary judgment on behalf of the firm’s client, a major healthcare staffing company. Plaintiff, an experienced anesthesiologist, alleged breach of contract, fraud and discrimination against both a hospital and
Congratulations to Brian Chun on his summary judgment win in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California! The court granted summary judgment in full on behalf of a Fortune 500 retailer, in a matter where a former employee sued alleging disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, failure to engage in the interactive