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October 2018

Gordon & Rees Welcomes Fifteen New Attorneys in October 2018

In October, Gordon & Rees welcomed fifteen new attorneys to our Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle offices. They join us as members of the Commercial Litigation, Construction, Employment, Environmental/Toxic Tort, Health Care, Insurance, and Tort & Product Liability Practice Groups.

Natasha Banks, Associate
Jennifer Gilman, Senior Counsel
Jennifer Goelz, Associate
Montoya Ho-Sang, Senior Counsel
Jacob Krall, Associate
Robert Lawton, Associate
Alexander Loh, Associate
Kristen Mazzeo, Associate

Scott Norman, Associate
Brendan O'Neill, Associate
James Regan, Associate
Casey Shaw, Associate
Aileen Shepherd, Associate
Jacqulyn Simmons, Associate
Darin Webb, Associate

 


Natasha Banks, Associate
Atlanta, Employment

Natasha joins the Atlanta office as a member of the Employment practice group. She represents clients in all areas of labor and employment litigation including ADA, FMLA, FLSA, OSHA, employment discrimination and retaliation claims, harassment, wage and hour disputes, employment policies and procedures, employment contracts, and restrictive covenant disputes. Natasha earned her J.D. from Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.


Jennifer Gilman, Senior Counsel
San Diego, Employment

Jennifer joins the San Diego office as a member of the Employment practice group. She represents employers in defense of lawsuits involving wage and hour, wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, breach of contract, and other employment-related matters. In addition to employment law, Jennifer’s experience includes litigating personal injury cases, civil rights and constitutional law claims, wrongful death cases, automobile collisions, dangerous condition/premises liability cases, trip-and-fall cases, and mass tort/class action cases. Jennifer earned her J.D. from California Western School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Florida.


Jennifer Goelz, Associate
Chicago, Environmental/Toxic Tort

Jennifer joins the Chicago office as a member of the Environmental/Toxic Tort practice group. She focuses her practice on defending corporations in toxic tort litigation. Jennifer earned her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and her B.A. from Indiana University.


Montoya Ho-Sang, Senior Counsel
Atlanta, Employment

Montoya joins the Atlanta office as a member of the Employment practice group. Montoya earned her J.D. from Emory University School of Law and her B.A. from Dillard University.


Jacob Krall, Associate
San Diego, Employment

Jacob joins the San Diego office as a member of the Employment practice group. Jacob earned his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law and his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Robert Lawton, Associate
San Francisco, Commercial Litigation

Robert joins the San Francisco office as a member of the Commercial Litigation practice group. He has experience defending defamation, auto accident, toxic tort, battery, construction defect, commercial disputes, and elder abuse cases. Robert earned his J.D. from the University of San Francisco and his B.S. from the University of California, Davis.


Alexander Loh, Associate
Los Angeles, Construction / Health Care / Commercial Litigation

Alexander joins the Los Angeles office as a member of the Construction, Health Care, and Commercial Litigation practice groups. Alexander earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and his B.A. from the University of California, Davis.


Kristen Mazzeo, Associate
Philadelphia, Insurance

Kristen joins the Philadelphia office as a member of the Insurance practice group. She focuses her practice on defending clients in product liability and complex mass tort litigation. She has experience handling all aspects of litigation from pre-suit investigation through trial. Kristen earned her J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law and her B.A. from Houghton College.


Scott Norman, Associate
Louisville, Construction

Scott joins the Louisville office as a member of the Construction practice group. He represents and advises contractors, subcontractors and design professionals on commercial and residential construction disputes and litigation, contract review and negotiation, collection matters and OSHA violations. Scott earned his J.D. from California Western School of Law and his B.A. from California State University, Northridge.


Brendan O'Neill, Associate
Seattle, Construction

Brendan joins the Seattle office as a member of the Construction practice group. Prior to law school, Brendan was based in Washington, D.C. for four years as a junior appointee at the White House and the Pentagon in the administration of President Barack Obama, working on a variety of matters ranging from presidential correspondence at the White House to defense policy, acquisitions, and public affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Department of the Navy. Brendan earned his J.D. from Seattle University School of Law and his B.A. from Colby-Sawyer College.


James Regan, Associate
New York, Tort & Product Liability

James joins the New York office as a member of the Tort & Product Liability practice group. He represents manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in actions across the country alleging property damage and serious injuries. James earned his J.D. from Pace University School of Law and his B.S. from CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice.


Casey Shaw, Associate
San Diego, Environmental/Toxic Tort

Casey joins the San Diego office as a member of the Environmental/Toxic Tort practice group. He primarily handles asbestos, complex environmental, and general liability litigation. He possesses a heavy law and motion background with proven success defending claims from pre-litigation through discovery and dispositive motions. Casey earned his J.D. from California Western School of Law and his B.A. from the University of California, San Diego.


Aileen Shepherd, Associate
San Diego, Employment

Aileen joins the San Diego office as a member of the Employment practice group. Aileen earned her J.D. from Caifornia Western School of Law and her B.S. from the College of Charleston.


Jacqulyn Simmons, Associate
New York, Tort & Product Liability

Jacqulyn joins the New York office as a member of the Tort & Product Liability practice group. She currently represents defendants in general liability matters and toxic tort claims. Previously, Jacqulyn represented insurance carriers and insureds in coverage matters, general liability matters, and workers’ compensation claims litigating and managing complex claims with an emphasis on favorable and expeditious resolution. Jacqulyn earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.S. and B.A. from the University of North Florida.


Darin Webb, Associate
San Diego, Employment

Darin joins the San Diego office as a member of the Employment practice group. He has experience handling all aspects of labor and employment litigation in both class action and single plaintiff matters in state and federal court. Darin earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and his B.A. from Arizona State University.