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[Webinar] California Employment Law Update by Morgan Lewis

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Webinar


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Webinar Presentation

“California Employment Law Update

Morgan Lewis lawyers Barbara Fitzgerald, Karen Cho, and Nancy Yamaguchi will present a webinar for members and friends of the Japan America Society of Southern California, providing an overview of hot topics and emerging trends in California employment law.

They will discuss how employers can navigate the challenging areas of wage and hour, independent contractors, discrimination claims, and arbitration laws that affect the California workplace, and address best practices when reopening in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


Barbara Fitzgerald

Partner, Morgan Lewis

Employment Advisor and Trial Lawyer

Barbara A. Fitzgerald represents employers in all areas of employment law. She has over 30 years of experience advising Asian, North American, and European employers in California. Her practice emphasizes litigation, primarily the defense of claims for wrongful termination, workplace harassment and retaliation, employment discrimination, and individual and class wage and hour claims. Barbara’s clients include companies in pharmaceuticals, luxury brands, entertainment, health services, financial services, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, and transportation.

Karen Cho

Senior Associate, Morgan Lewis

Karen Y. Cho represents management in all types of employment disputes ranging from single-plaintiff litigation to class and collective action matters. Karen has experience litigating and trying cases in both state and federal courts, and in arbitration and administrative settings. She advises employers on a broad range of employment law matters, including those involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, failure to accommodate, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and wage and hour compliance. Karen also regularly provides workplace training and conducts internal investigations for companies from startups to the Fortune 500.  


Nancy Yamaguchi

Partner, Morgan Lewis
Technology M & A Lawyer with a Japan Focus

Nancy Yamaguchi advises technology companies across the world on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, strategic and venture capital investments, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and technology transactions. She also counsels clients, especially those in Asia, on US regulatory compliance related to technology investments and transfers.  Her expertise includes latest US legislative developments regarding Hong Kong related economic sanctions.  Her clients include companies in the semiconductor, automotive, banking, IT, and software industries, among others. She also advises clients on operations of technology businesses and technology assets around the world, including intellectual property, labor/employment and litigation matters, collaborating with specialists in these areas.

Program Details

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
4:30 pm Opening Remarks by Nancy Yamaguchi
4:35 pm Main Presentation
5:30 pm Q & A 
6:00 pm Program End

This will be a virtual presentation offered through a webinar system. 
Instructions on how to access this online program will be provided after your registration is complete.


Free of charge for all active JAS Members

We kindly ask our Non-Members or Guest attendees a $25 donation upon registration to help JASSC continue to provide our community quality programs such as these. 

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