Ali Hmoud

Ali Hmoud is an Associate in our San Diego, California office. His practice focuses on representing clients in a broad range of workplace law matters including wage and hour, PAGA, class action, FEHA, employee benefits, equal pay, and medical leave and disability accommodations. In addition, Ali assists employers of all sizes in numerous industries with […]

Naomi N. Gulama

Associate, Naomi Gulama, focuses her practices on the management side of Labor and Employment Law and General Litigation, by conducting research and drafting pleadings and motions pertaining to a variety of employment-related claims, including discrimination, retaliation, failure to accommodate, and restrictive covenants. Additionally, she conducts client interviews, drafts and reviews employee handbooks, and assists clients […]

Carol Shieh

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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 […]

Michael J. Morphew

With over a decade of experience as an employment litigator and legal counselor, Mike Morphew adeptly navigates clients through the legal landscape, including representing companies in discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases. Mike also specializes in class and PAGA representative actions and has considerable employment litigation experience representing employees and private sector business of all sizes […]

Alexandra Lapes

Alexandra Lapes focuses her practice on all aspects of employment law. She advises and counsels clients on employment policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws. Alexandra designs HR policies and employee handbooks that are legally compliant and written in a manner that is consistent with an organization’s culture. She […]

Whitney H. Lazo

Associate, Whitney H. Lazo, focuses her practice on management-side employment and labor litigation representing employers in a wide array of employment matters such as hostile work environment and harassment and discrimination on the basis of sex, race, disability, age, pregnancy, religion, and national origin. She defends employers in state and federal court, and before various […]

Soundous Bouchouar

Associate, Soundous Bouchouar, focuses her practice on the defense of management in employment-related disputes. She represents employers in state and federal court. Soundous partners with employers to create internal best practices for managing employee relations matters, investigates employee relations concerns, drafts employment and separation agreements, and employee handbooks and policies. Additionally, she independently represented a […]

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, […]

Stacy Landau

Stacy Landau has significant litigation experience working with clients both in the public and private sectors. She represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters, in addition to providing counseling on a variety of topics, always with an eye towards reducing risk and efficient resolution.   Stacy has experience defending single plaintiff and class action […]


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