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Gary Lafayette To Speak at CMCP 2022!

  • October 13, 2022
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Lafayette & Kumagai LLP successfully tried three consolidated class actions where plaintiffs sued for restitution and injunctive relief in a trial that lasted over four weeks – two weeks live in the court room before the COVID-19 shut down and two weeks remote and virtual during the COVID-19 shut down. Plaintiffs sued claiming the firm’s
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Lafayette & Kumagai LLP is a proud sponsor of the 2021 Equal Rights Advocates Virtual Gala! The 2021 Gala features an all-star line-up (including honorees) helping us showcase ERA’s work and celebrate gender, racial, and economic justice, including Emcee Renel Brooks-Moon, Honoree Elizabeth Cabraser, Pro Bono Honoree Coblentz, Patch Duffy Bass, musical guest Madame Gandhi, Latina media powerhouse Maria Hinojosa, and just
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Lafayette & Kumagai Partner Gary Lafayette was recently interviewed by Azenith Smith on KTVU FOX 2 in a news segment on mandating COVID-19 vaccines for employees. Mr. Lafayette spoke to how an employee’s refusal to comply with vaccine mandates could affect unemployment benefits: Employment lawyers said unemployment benefits aren’t guaranteed. “If an individual quits voluntarily
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