California Law Firm
The Employers Counsel Network is proud to include law firms in all 50 states that advise and represent employers in workplace-related issues and disputes. In addition, attorneys at each of these firms write their state's Employment Law Letter, a monthly newsletter for HR professionals and in-house counsel. The member law firm in California is:
|Mark I. Schickman (Full bio) is a partner at Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP in San Francisco. He is the Editor of the California Employment Law Letter and has written and appeared in numerous employment training videos. He concentrates on employment and labor law, litigating every type of employment matter, handling charges before California and Federal administrative agencies and providing advice in avoiding liability for discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, union-related charges, and all other aspects of the employment relationship. He is a member of the blue ribbon employment arbitration panel of the America Arbitration Association and has written about and taught labor and employment law across the country.|
He represents California on the American Bar Association's Board of Governors and has served as president of the Bar Association of San Francisco and as governor of the State Bar of California --posts that keep him focused on the entire employment law landscape in California. Email:
|Cathleen S. Yonahara (Full bio) received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1999. She concentrates her practice on labor and employment law, including Title VII, FEHA, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, CFRA, and the California Labor Code. Cathleen has represented clients before federal and state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment Housing, the California Labor Commissioner and other government agencies. Her employment litigation practice includes claims of discrimination, harassment, failure to accommodate, retaliation, wrongful termination, unfair competition, wage and hour violations, and breach of contract. Cathleen's practice also includes counseling clients on all aspects of the employment relationship from hiring to termination. She advises clients with respect to employment and severance agreements, confidentiality agreements, independent contractor agreements, personnel policies and employee handbooks, and internal investigations. Cathleen is an experienced speaker on labor and employment law matters, such as complying with California employment laws, preventing sexual harassment, legally managing leaves of absences, and wage and hour compliance. She is Assistant Editor of the California Employment Law Letter. Email:
About the firm
Firm Practice Areas: Labor and Employment Litigation and Appeals; Employment Counseling and Training; Union Avoidance, Campaigns and Compliance; Labor Arbitrations; Drafting Employment Policies and Agreements; Preventing and Litigating all forms of Discrimination claims in the courts and before administrative agencies; Commercial Transactions and Tax Matters, including Financing, Technology, and Intellectual Property; Licensing, Equipment Leasing; Mergers and Acquisitions; High Level Executive Compensation, Retirement Planning, and Benefit Packages; Structured Finance Transactions, Company Restructurings, and Real Estate Acquisitions; Litigation of Business Disputes, including Trade Secret, Intellectual Property, Contract, Real Estate, Land Use, Energy and Natural Resource Issues, Real Estate and Financial Disputes, Environmental and Utility Matters, Unfair Competition Claims, Securities and Investment Litigation, and Indemnification Claims; Estate Planning, Gift, Estate and Income Tax, Trusts, and Probate; Administrative Law, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Arts and Entertainment, Corporate Finance, and Municipal Law
Number of Attorneys: 10
Office Locations: San Francisco, CA
The California members of the Employers Counsel Network also write California Employment Law Letter. Click here to learn more about the newsletter.
Member firms of the Employers Counsel Network practice law independently and not in a relationship for the joint practice of the law.