Seyfarth adds litigator to Los Angeles labour team
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Mandana Massoumi, the former co-chair of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips’ retail and consumer products practice, has joined Seyfarth Shaw’s employment group in Los Angeles.

A seasoned litigator in both state and federal courts, Massoumi has experience defending employers in class actions involving claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and the Equal Pay Act, as well as California’s Private Attorney General Act, and the Fair Employment and Housing Act.

“Mandana is an elite litigator and a trusted advisor to retail employers who face an evolving workplace in 2021 and beyond,” said Laura Maechtlen, chair of Seyfarth’s labour and employment department. “Her additional background counselling companies in the technology, financial, and health industries exemplifies her dynamic practice.”

Massoumi’s practice also includes advice on whistleblower and retaliation claims, misappropriation of trade secrets and intellectual property ownership rights, wage and hour claims, reductions in force, and privacy claims under the California Privacy Rights Act.

Seyfarth’s latest partner also assists in the design and implementation of workplace policies including diversity and inclusion programmes.

“Our Los Angeles team is delighted to welcome Mandana. She has established herself as a premier talent in California and a respected thought leader in the industry,” said Nicholas Waddles, managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office.