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Sarah Wirtz, Esq. - Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP - CA, USA

 (TAGLaw Member)

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Sarah Taylor Wirtz represents management in a variety of labor and employment matters, including employment discrimination, wage and hour, retaliation, public policy violations, and wrongful termination. She has recently spoken and written extensively on the subject of 2008 changes to the FMLA.

 

Legal Expertise
Represents management in a variety of labor and employment matters, including employment discrimination, wage and hour, retaliation, public policy violations, and wrongful termination.

 

Key Professional Accomplishments

  • Drafted comprehensive employee manuals for companies with employees in multiple states.
  • Contributed to work bringing health plan into compliance with new ERISA regulations.
  • Member of the team representing a major Los Angeles employer appealing the results of a union election to the NLRB.
  • Served as in-house employment counsel for international food company (2005 - 2006).

 

Publications

  • Co-author, “The Demise of the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine,” MS&K Labor and Employment Department Alert, October 2002.
  • Author, "Regulation of Talent Agents in California: A Review of the California Talent Agencies Act," presented to the Sports and Entertainment Committee of the Labor Section of the American Bar Association, March 2004.

 

Other Career Experience

  • Extern to United States Court of Appeals Judge Arthur Alarcón, Ninth Circuit, Los Angeles
  • Intern, Juvenile Diagnostic Department, Superior Court Social Services Division, Washington, D.C.

 

Court Admissions
California
USDC, Central District of California
USDC, Northern District of California U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

 

Education
University of California, Los Angeles, J.D. 2001; Wenzel Scholarship,1998;Member, Women's Law Journal, Spring 1999; Moot Court Participant, Fall 1999

University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. 1998, summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; UCLA Honors Program; College of Letters & Science


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