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SAN DIEGO, CA – Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC (NFC), a top-ranked Employment Law Firm representing management, is pleased to welcome both Ben Brown Jakovljevic and Julie S. Alarcón as Associate Attorneys supporting the San Diego, California office. “The expansion of our West Coast team has been a top priority for the Firm to support the legal needs of our valued clients,” said Stacy L. Fode, Managing Partner. “The intellect and depth of both Ben and Julie, coupled with their enduring commitment to client service, is integral in NFC’s distinguished reputation and growth strategy of our Southern California operations.”

Ben Jakovljevic has experience practicing employment law and business litigation across a variety of areas, including counseling employers on employment law best practices, the development and updating of employee handbooks, engagement of early-stage dispute resolution and all other matters pertaining to employee relations. When litigation is necessary, Mr. Jakovljevic defends employers of all sizes in all aspects of employment law claims such as wage and hour class actions, trade secrets litigation, discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, and whistleblower and retaliation matters. Before entering private practice, Mr. Jakovljevic served as a Superior Court Judicial extern and an intern for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory General Counsel’s Office, in addition to acting as the Submissions Editor for the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal. Mr. Jakovljevic received his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and his undergraduate degree from University of California Irvine.

Julie S. Alarcón joins NFC as an Associate, where she focuses her practice on the defense of management in employment-related disputes. Managing all aspects of discovery including written and electronic, document production, depositions and motion practice, Ms. Alarcón counsels employers of all sizes on issues involving employee recruitment, hiring, family and medical leave, employee classifications, discipline, employment and severance agreements, antidiscrimination, disability and whistleblower laws and other employment related matters. A member of NFC’s litigation practice group, Ms. Alarcón represents clients in state and federal court litigation on matters including discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, wage and hour violations and other related laws, handling cases from day one through judgment. Prior to entering the private sector, Ms. Alarcón interned for the Legal Aid Society, UC Hastings Community Justice Clinics and worked at the National Labor Relations Board. Ms. Alarcón received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

About Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C.
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, we deliver 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. Our 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 trainings. We work vigorously to counsel our clients on the most effective preventative measures.


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