Briana LaBriola

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Briana LaBriola is an employment litigation associate with considerable experience defending employers in wage and hour class/representative actions and single- and multi-plaintiff wrongful termination actions.

Briana has drafted a number of employment-related agreements, including executive employment agreements, separation and severance agreements, and class action settlement agreements. She regularly counsels employers in a wide array of industries on labor and employment issues, including compliance with federal and state laws, as well as drafting policies and handbooks. Additionally, she has experience in providing labor and employment support and advice in corporate mergers and acquisitions.

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Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US District Court for the Central District of California

Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, J.D.; Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Employment and Labor Law
  • University of Southern California, B.A., Political Science

Professional Activities

Externships

  • Honorable John T. Noonan, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Member

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Recently represented national organization in wrongful termination case, including developing case strategy, taking and defending multiple depositions, drafting papers for summary judgment, overseeing discovery, and running factual investigation, before negotiating settlement of the case on terms extremely favorable to client 
  • Recently represented nonprofit in appeal of state tax assessment; presented witnesses and argument at administrative law hearing, and secured reversal of assessment
  • Regularly advise several media entertainment companies on executive employment agreements, employment policies and handbooks, and WARN Act notice provisions
  • Regularly advise transactional colleagues on labor and employment issues in mergers and acquisitions and conduct employment-related diligence 
  • Represented a global semiconductor manufacturer in wrongful termination case in all pretrial and trial preparation matters before case settled, including arguing court motion
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