Debra Ellwood Meppen, a distinguished Employment Litigation Partner at Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, has been honored as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal. The accolade was presented at an exclusive awards dinner held on May 18 at The Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles.
The selection of the Top 100 Lawyers in Los Angeles signifies Ms. Meppen's exceptional legal prowess and achievements, exemplary leadership, and significant contributions to the Los Angeles legal community.
As a highly regarded Employment Litigation Partner at Gordon & Rees, with a focus on the entertainment industry, Ms. Meppen has successfully resolved numerous complex disputes, protecting her clients' interests and reputations.
Ms. Meppen has earned a formidable reputation as a tenacious negotiator, often referred to as a "dragon slayer," due to her extraordinary ability to resolve seemingly impossible and potentially explosive disputes without resorting to prolonged litigation. As the Chair of Gordon & Rees' National Labor and Employment Law Practice Group, she represents both private and public entities, as well as high-profile celebrities, in cases involving discrimination, retaliation, FMLA, wrongful termination, defamation, and harassment claims.
In addition, Ms. Meppen serves as Chair of the firm's Women's Initiative, dedicated to supporting, mentoring, and empowering female attorneys in their leadership and professional growth. She actively contributes to Gordon & Rees' Diversity Committee and serves as a Co-Chair of the firm's Leadership Equality and Diversity (LEAD) program, which strategically promotes diversity and inclusion within the organization.
To find out more about the distinguished list of Top 100 Lawyers in Los Angeles, please visit Los Angeles Business Journal's official website here.