Minh Vu is a partner in the Labor and Employment department in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and the leader of the Firm’s ADA Title III Specialty Practice Team. Ms. Vu devotes one hundred percent of her practice to matters arising under the ADA other disability rights statutes that govern the relationship between people with disabilities and public accommodations, state and local governments, and housing providers. She is the trusted advisor and go-to litigator for the country’s top lodging, amusement park, retail, restaurant, healthcare, and financial services companies on the most cutting edge issues. Ms. Vu recently authored the “ADA Guide for Lodging Owners and Operators” (the first book of its kind published by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA)) and testified before Congress on behalf of the AH&LA about new swimming pool and spa accessibility requirements.
Kristina Launey is a partner in Seyfarth’s Labor & Employment Department, and member of its California Workplace Solutions, Workplace Counseling and Litigation, and ADA Title III Practice Groups. She is an experienced counselor and litigator in all aspects of employment law, including wage and hour, discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims under federal and state law before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and in alternative dispute resolution forums. Ms. Launey regularly provides advice and defends clients in litigation arising under Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and related California disability access laws – the Unruh Act and Disabled Persons Act.
Todd Hunt is a Senior Counsel in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He is experienced in all aspects of civil litigation, from early evaluation and resolution and from investigation through trial. Todd has handled numerous civil rights and access discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA Titles II and III), the Rehabilitation Act and the California Unruh Civil Rights Act in addition to litigating claims of trade secret misappropriation related to commercial disputes and government contract matters. Todd has represented numerous restaurants, financial institutions, educational institutions, medical facilities, and service station owners/operators, as well as industrial machinery, heavy equipment, elevator/escalator, chemical, and automobile manufacturers and technology companies in all levels of litigation. Todd has also advised and represented several employers in appeals of Cal/OSHA citations resulting from work place injuries and fatalities.
Andrew McNaught is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. His practice focuses on defending employers against single and multi-plaintiff claims for discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, as well as against high exposure wage and hour class action claims arising under the California Labor Code and the FLSA. He also routinely handles wrongful termination, breach of contract, and other employment-related tort and contract claims. He has defended public accommodations (e.g., grocery stores, retailers, and hotels) in a wide range of accessibility lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California’s Unruh Act. He also advises clients on the requirements of Title III of the ADA and other disability laws.
Jon D. Meer
Jon Meer is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He is a member of the Labor & Employment Department and has extensive experience representing global clients in class action and collective action lawsuits, as well as several other types of high exposure claims.
Karen L. Stephenson
Karen Stephenson is litigation counsel in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She has extensive experience in handling all types of discrimination matters in public accommodations and employment. She has defended public accommodations (e.g., shopping centers, grocery stores, retailers, and hotels) in a broad range of accessibility lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar state laws. She also advises clients on the requirements of Title III of the ADA and other disability laws and has created compliance tools and training programs for them.
Eden Anderson is a senior associate in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw. Her practice emphasizes litigation, primarily the defense of wage-hour class action claims under the California Labor Code and single plaintiff claims for discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act. Ms. Anderson also focuses her practice on appellate matters and the defense of disability access lawsuits brought under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act and Disabled Persons Act.
Michael Fleischer is an associate in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw’s Boston office. Mr. Fleischer has experience in the representation of management in a wide spectrum of labor and employment matters, including employment litigation, state and federal wage and hour litigation, complex collective and class action proceedings, labor arbitration proceedings, and workplace counseling.
Laura J. Robinson
Laura Robinson is an associate in the Labor and Employment Department in the Washington, D.C. office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Her practice focuses on labor relations under the National Labor Relations Act, employment litigation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and litigation and counseling pursuant to Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Within these areas, she has assisted in labor practice proceedings and represented employers and public accommodations in litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies.
Myra B. Villamor
Myra Villamor is an associate in Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw and a member of the Labor & Employment Department. She has experience defending management against class, multi-plaintiff, and single-plaintiff employment claims, including wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims. Ms. Villamor has represented management before federal and California state courts, as well as federal and California administrative agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the California Labor Commissioner. She has trial experience and provides advice and counsel to management regarding state and federal employment law.
Kathryn “Chris” Palamountain
Chris Palamountain is Senior Counsel at Seyfarth Shaw’s Houston office. With over 16 years experience, Ms. Palamountain’s primary emphasis is litigating complex civil litigation, defending clients in the retail, professional services, energy services, and financial services sectors. She represents parties in employment discrimination class actions, wage & hour collective actions, EEOC pattern or practice lawsuits, and civil rights/denial of access class actions brought in federal and state courts throughout the United States. She also has significant experience defending against ADA Title III class and individual actions brought against public accommodations, as well as toxic tort and commercial disputes.
John W. Egan
John W. Egan is an associate in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the Labor & Employment Department. Mr. Egan focuses his practice on single plaintiff and class action employment litigation, and has successfully defended employers in federal and state actions involving claims of discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation, and wage and hour violations. He also regularly defends employers against administrative charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other agencies. As a member of Seyfarth’s ADA Title III Specialty Team, Mr. Egan also has extensive experience defending clients in matters arising under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.