Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani welcomes Edward Garcia to the firm's San Francisco office. He joins the Employment practice group.
For more than two decades, Mr. Garcia has concentrated his practice in all aspects of employment law. He has extensive experience representing private and public sector employers of all sizes (including large national and multi-national corporations) as well as their managers and employees in lawsuits for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour issues, unfair competition, defamation, whistleblower claims, and various other tort claims. In this regard, Mr. Garcia routinely handles claims made under various statutes, including Title VII, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the California Unruh Civil Rights Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the California Family Rights Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. In addition, Mr. Garcia also defends businesses and property owners against disability access claims against establishments and websites. Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Mr. Garcia was a managing attorney for a global insurance company for almost 20 years. In that role he handled and oversaw the insurance carriers employment practices liability insurance matters throughout California.
He has handled matters in state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies such as the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the California Workers Compensation Appeals Board. He also has extensive trial experience. As a former Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Garcia tried more than 25 cases to verdict before California juries.
"We are excited for Ed to bring his significant experience in employment law to the Gordon & Rees Employment Group,” said Marie Trimble Holvick, Managing Partner of the San Francisco and Oakland offices. "He will be a tremendous resource for our clients and our firm."
He is admitted to practice in California and the U.S. District Court, Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California.
He received his law degree from McGeorge School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the St. Mary's College of California.