Marie is an employment law partner and Leader of the Firm’s Labor and Employment practice group. In 2015, she was named one of the Top 100 Women Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal and was recognized in the 2013-2015 editions of Southern California Super Lawyers in the category of employment law. Marie represents employers in federal and state court litigation involving wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and unfair competition claims. Marie believes that it is critically important to tailor the defense strategy to achieve the best litigation and business outcomes for her clients.
Marie also has extensive experience counseling employers regarding all aspects of the employment relationship. She counsels employers regarding performance management, termination, contracts, workplace investigations, medical issues, leaves of absence and employment policies and practices. She works with employers to develop strategies to prevent employment claims and create effective defenses to litigation. Marie was an adjunct professor of employment law for San Diego State University's Human Resources Certification Program for many years.