Carol Shieh

Carol Shieh-S

Carol Shieh’s practice focuses on the defense of management in employment-related disputes. Prior to joining NFC, Carol worked for a prominent San Diego-based firm as an Associate Attorney responsible for defending employers in all stages of litigation, as well as providing counsel regarding compliance with employment and labor laws. Carol defends single and multiple-plaintiff litigation […]

Rachael Aguirre

Rachael Aguirre, Of Counsel at NFC, has a long history of successfully serving as General Counsel and in various in-house legal roles for prominent companies and organizations in Southern California. More specifically, Rachael’s experience includes representing management of private sector business in employment law and employee relations matters.  Astute at advising her clients on all […]

Lisa Besson Geraghty

Lisa Geraghty is a seasoned trial attorney who focuses her practice on the litigation of a wide range of workplace matters, including wrongful discharge (LAD, CEPA, FMLA), breach of contract, restrictive covenant enforcement, and unfair competition claims. She has extensive experience defending management against complex and high exposure causes of action involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, […]

Catherine I. R. Pontoriero

Catherine I. R. Pontoriero has extensive experience representing management in all aspects of employment law.  Catherine’s practice focuses on counseling clients on a broad spectrum of employment issues, including hiring, performance management, terminations and separation agreements, employment policies and handbooks, changes in employment laws, leaves of absence, accommodations, and discrimination and harassment.  Additionally, she conducts […]

Catherine A. Williams

Catherine A. Williams has extensive experience in employment counseling and litigation, advising clients including corporations, universities, and other non-profit organizations on a full range of employment laws and policies.  She focuses her practice on counseling regarding employment policies, practices, and agreements; compliance with anti-discrimination laws and advice regarding internal discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and whistleblower complaints; […]

Rachel H. Khedouri

Rachel Khedouri-S

Rachel H. Khedouri, Esq., has extensive experience providing legal advice to employers on a wide range of workplace issues, including discrimination and harassment, performance management, discipline and termination, workforce reorganization and reduction, and wage and hour.  Prior to joining Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, Ms. Khedouri was in-house counsel for a multinational pharmaceutical company where she worked […]

Heather S. Berman

Heather Berman-S

Heather S. Berman focuses her practice on the defense of management in all stages of employment and labor law litigation in both state and federal court. Ms. Berman defends litigation brought under federal employment discrimination statutes such as Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, the FMLA, and New Jersey equivalents including the LAD, CEPA and […]

Holly English

Holly English-S

Holly English is a seasoned practitioner with the Firm’s Counseling Department. She has counseled hundreds of clients through complex counseling issues to reach desired results while keeping legal risks low. Holly has counseled management on issues such as hiring, wage and hour, leaves of absence, severance and employment contracts, disability and accommodation, restrictive covenants, termination, […]


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