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SAN DIEGO (August 7, 2023): Attorney Stacy L. Fode, Managing Partner of Nukk-Freeman & Cerra,
PC (NFC)’s West Coast office, has been named as the General Counsel for the National Association of
Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF). Her official title is “GC Board Emeritus.”

Fode served on the NAMWOLF Board of Directors for 3 years, and she is actively committed to
working on issues related to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. She is the Immediate
Past Chair of NAMWOLF’s Communications Committee and is actively involved in the organization’s
Labor & Employment Practice Area Committee. Stacy’s leadership also includes serving as the
first-ever Chair of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA) Women of ADTA Committee,
which was recently renewed for another term. Fode has also served as the President of Lawyers
Club of San Diego, an organization with a mission to “advance the status of women in law and in
society.” Her law practice is focused on employment litigation and advisement and business
litigation, and she represents 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.

“NAMWOLF is an exceptional organization that is truly making a difference in the lives of lawyers
and diverse law firm leaders across the country,” said Fode. “It is an honor to serve as the
organization’s General Counsel and to be a part of NAMWOLF’s work to facilitate relationships and
foster greater success for women and people of color in the legal profession.”

Fode has been the Managing Partner of NFC’s West Coast office since its launch in October of 2020,
at the height of the Covid-10 pandemic. The firm is based on the East Coast, with a team of 35
attorneys in New York and New Jersey and has a growing West Coast presence.

Recognized as a top Employment Law Firm, NFC provides a progressive, creative and forward-thinking
approach to the practice of management-side employment law. Staffed with highly experienced employment attorneys and a robust support team, NFC delivers superior work product and incomparable client service. NFC attorneys have litigated thousands of cases and handled appeals at all levels in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. NFC’s substantive knowledge encompasses all areas of employment and benefits law. In addition, NFC has an entire team dedicated to designing and delivering hundreds of distinctive and sophisticated employment law training. NFC attorneys work vigorously to counsel our clients on the most effective preventative measures. NFC is currently recruiting talented attorneys at various levels for its growing West Coast office.

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