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.  Ms. Williams focuses her practice on counseling regarding employment policies and agreements; compliance with anti-discrimination laws and advice regarding internal discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and whistleblower complaints; […]

Ben Jakovljevic

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Ben has broad experience practicing employment law and business litigation across a variety of industries. He defends employers of all sizes in wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, trade secrets, and whistleblower and retaliation matters, in both California courts and before government agencies.  Ben also provides day-to-day counseling to employers on best employment […]

Julie S. Alarcón

Julie S. Alarcón joins NFC as an Associate, where she focuses her practice on the defense of management in employment-related disputes.  As a member of NFC’s counseling practice group, Ms. Alarcón counsels employers of all sizes on issues involving employee recruitment, hiring, employee classifications, family and medical leave, antidiscrimination, sexual harassment, disability, wage and hour, […]

Carol Shieh

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Ms. Shieh’s practice focuses on the defense of management in employment-related disputes. Prior to joining NFC, Ms. Shieh 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. Ms. Shieh defends single and […]

Sharina Rodriguez

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Sharina Rodriguez, Esq., has focused her practice in employment litigation and counseling involving age, race, sex and disability discrimination and/or harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, wage and hour, restrictive covenants, and breach of contract disputes arising under federal, New Jersey and New York law. Her experience also includes counseling private and public employers in all areas of […]

Iman A. Wells

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Iman A. Wells focuses her practice on management-side employment litigation and counseling. Ms. Wells defends employers in state and federal court and before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms. Wells regularly counsels employers on a wide range of workplace issues including employee handbooks, policies, performance improvement plans, disciplinary materials and separation agreements […]

Nivritha C. Ketty

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Nivritha (“Nivi”) Ketty has both law firm and in-house experience in employment law for clients spanning a range of industries. Prior to joining NFC, Nivi was Associate General Counsel, Employment Law for a major medical center, and was responsible for providing legal advice and counsel regarding compliance with employment and labor laws, including FMLA, ADA, […]

Rachel M. Manne

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Rachel M. Manne co-leads the Firm’s Counseling Practice Group and Training and Development Practice Group. Rachel has extensive expertise in partnering with employers on a broad range of employment law issues. She regularly advises on employer policies, hiring, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, leaves of absences, performance management and terminations, relying upon her deep experience and […]

Phillip J. Lipari

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Phillip J. Lipari assists businesses – from small companies to Fortune 100 corporations – in all aspects of employment law, including by conducting internal investigations, delivering training presentations, providing day-to-day counseling, and representing companies in litigation. Phill is a leader in the Firm’s investigations practice, having significant experience acting as an investigator into employee complaints […]

Stacy L. Fode

Stacy L. Fode focuses her practice on employment litigation and advisement and business litigation. She specializes in representing business clients in all aspects of employment law including wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, whistle blower, employment agreement and trade secret disputes, and wage and hour matters, including class actions and PAGA matters. Stacy’s clients have included […]