Biography

Liz represents a variety of clients, including public entities and national manufacturing companies, in business-related contract disputes, product liability claims, toxic torts, and subrogation defense.

In her practice, Liz manages all phases of litigation in federal district courts, California state courts, and other state courts across the country. During the discovery process, she conducts efficient in-depth fact investigations, engages in thorough written discovery, and manages subject matter consultants and experts. She also participates in and takes depositions in these matters. Liz has experience with motion practice, such as successfully moving to dismiss Maryland contract and warranty claims. Liz has also assisted clients with settlement, including engaging in negotiations and preparing settlement agreements.

Liz also represented employers in wage-and-hour and wrongful termination disputes, including defending employers in state and federal court, and before the ALRB. In addition to providing training to supervisors on parental leave policies and harassment prevention, she has also provided counseling to employers on designing and facilitating anti-harassment and wage-and-hour law trainings.

Liz is especially skilled at building and maintaining communicative relationships, as well as collaborating with others to develop creative and efficient solutions to difficult problems. She enjoys providing clients with research- and analysis-based responses to short-term and long-term concerns.

Liz also maintains an active pro bono practice representing clients seeking immigration relief in the United States, working with organizations such as Centro Legal de La Raza, and seeking workplace violence restraining orders for employees of non-profit organizations.

During law school, she was a judicial extern for Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. She was also a litigation intern for the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California.

Firm Highlights

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Litigating Civil and Criminal Trade Secret Cases: Trends, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned

Trade secret litigation is on the rise, both civil litigation and follow-on criminal prosecution for trade secret theft. Companies are grappling with how to protect their valuable information and minimize risk in their technological...

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CalCPA: Wine Industry Conference

Lauren Gilbreth will present the session "Succession Planning" at the CalCPA - Wine Industry Conference. The ever dynamic wine industry is fraught with complicated tax, labor and accounting issues. Please join us as we...

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Facebook Suspends Apps That Scrape Data From Its Platform Following Cambridge Analytica Scandal

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News

Farella Braun + Martel Advises on Sale of 2,300-Acre Foote Ranch

Farella Braun + Martel represented a trust that owned 50% of the iconic 2,300-acre Foote Ranch in Sonoma, California in disputes with the ranch’s co-owners and in the subsequent $23.7 million sale of the...

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Kelly Matayoshi Installed as President of UC Hastings College of the Law Alumni Association Board of Governors

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How Napa County Seeks to Streamline the Winery Permit Process

Recently, local members of the wine industry in the Napa County area of Northern California have been actively engaged with county government in discussions regarding ways to streamline the winery use permit process. Frustrated with...

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California's AB5 Codifies Stricter Rules for Independent Contractors - What Employers Need to Know

On September 18, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law AB5, codifying the ABC test for distinguishing employees from independent contractors and expanding its application beyond California’s Wage Orders. While AB5 does not...

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Ninth Circuit Upholds Data Miner's Injunction Against LinkedIn

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sided with data analytics company hiQ Labs, Inc. and upheld an injunction barring LinkedIn from blocking it from accessing information made publicly available by the professional networking site’s users...

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3 Lessons For Calif. Insureds From Late-Notice Rule Decision

In Pitzer College v. Indian Harbor Insurance Company,[1] the California Supreme Court resolved two previously open questions in insurance law: (1) it concluded that the notice-prejudice rule[2] is a fundamental public policy of California...

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Complex Civil Litigation Symposium

Doug Dexter is a member of the planning committee for the 2019 Complex Civil Litigation Symposium.

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