In December, Gordon & Rees welcomed seven new attorneys to our Atlanta, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, and New York offices. They join us as members of the Commercial Litigation, Construction, Drug & Medical Device, Employment, Environmental/Toxic Tort, Insurance, and Labor Practice Groups.
Alex joins the New York office as a member of the Employment practice group. Before joining the firm, Alex worked at a boutique wage & hour firm handling complex litigation cases in both federal court and arbitration. While in law school, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Claudia J. Wilken of the US District Court, Northern District of California and externed in the legal department at the Writers Guild of America, West. Alex earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law and his B.A. from Oakwood University.
Brittany joins the Seattle office as a member of the Construction practice group. Brittany earned her J.D. from Creighton University School of Law and her B.A. from Creighton University.
Julia joins the Atlanta office as a member of the Employment and Labor practice groups. She focuses her practice on defending employers in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour matters. She represents clients in state and federal courts, and in matters filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Julia also counsels clients on avoiding litigation through the creation and implementation of employment policies and procedures. Julia earned her J.D. from Emory University School of Law and her B.A. from Dartmouth College.
Ryan joins the Sacramento office as a member of the Commercial Litigation practice group. His practice includes general civil litigation, employment litigation, construction defect, and insurance coverage litigation. He has a broad range of experience defending businesses and individuals against various claims, including those involving personal injury, products liability, breach of contract, fraud, defamation, wage and hour, discrimination, and sexual harassment. Ryan earned his J.D. from the University of San Diego, School of Law and his B.A. from San Francisco State University.
Richard joins the Oakland office as a member of the Drug & Medical Device practice group. Richard earned his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Michael joins the New York office as a member of the Environmental/Toxic Tort practice group. His practice area has primarily included investigation and analysis of complex insurance/reinsurance issues involving a variety of long tail toxic tort claims, such as asbestos, silica, breast implant, pharmaceutical, and environmental pollution related cases. His clients have included both international and domestic clients who have sought expert analysis of complex claim presentations. Michael earned his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law and his B.S. from East Carolina University.
Danielle joins the San Francisco office as a member of the Insurance practice group. Danielle earned her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law and her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.