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Louise Ann Fernandez

Partner, Chair, Labor & Employment Department
LFernandez@jmbm.com
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Direct: 310.201.3522
Main: 310.203.8080
Fax: 310.712.8522

1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067
USA

Assistant
Mary Jane Shubsda
310.203.8080 Ext: 6681
MS3@jmbm.com

Louise Ann Fernandez, whose practice has spanned more than 25 years, is chairperson of the Labor & Employment Group, is co-chair of the Appellate Practice Group, and is a member of the Firm's Global Hospitality Group and Family Office Group. She has been recognized twice by the Daily Journal as one of the top Labor & Employment Attorneys in California (2010, 2013).

Louise Ann's practice emphasizes labor relations and employment counseling, employment litigation, sexual harassment and other employment discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour and other class actions and unfair competition laws for companies and their owners.

Louise Ann also counsels and advises employers in all aspects of employment relations, including employee discipline, affirmative action trade secrets issues, and wage and hour issues. During her career, she has acted as chief trial counsel in numerous employment cases in both State and Federal courts. She has briefed and argued dozens of labor law appeals in both the state and federal courts including a hearing en banc before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal.

Representative Experience:

  • Lead trial attorney in numerous employment, trade secret, and wage and hour cases on behalf of employers throughout California
  • National Labor Relations Board, Los Angeles, Trial Attorney (litigation of unfair labor practices and representation of cases for the National Labor Relations Board)
  • Successfully defended employers in the entertainment, manufacturing, consulting and banking industries in sexual harassment, employment discrimination and other employment claims in both state and federal courts

Education

J.D., George Washington University Law School, 1978

B.A., Stanford University, 1975

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California
Federal Courts
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Associations

Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, State Bar of California (Executive Committee, 1987-1989)

Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association

American Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Named as a "Super Lawyer," by Los Angeles Magazine in 2004 through 2014 (Business Edition, 2014)
  • Listed in Super Lawyers as one of "The Top Women Attorneys in Southern California," 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, AV Rating
  • Named by the Daily Journal as one of California Top Labor & Employment Lawyers, 2010, 2013