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Roxanne A. Davis

Roxanne A. Davis

Location:
Santa Monica, California
Phone:
310-955-4724
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Roxanne A. Davis has been practicing in Los Angeles, California, specializing in labor and employment law, for almost 25 years. Roxanne Davis obtained her B.A. from New York University with honors. She received her J.D. from the University of Southern California Law Center and M.A. in International Relations from the University of Southern California. Ms. Davis is admitted to practice law in state and federal California courts.

Ms. Davis spent 5 years of her career working as an attorney with one of the largest labor and employment law firms in the country representing management, Jackson Lewis. Almost 20 years ago, she established her own practice in which she represents individuals and employers, in matters involving wrongful termination, discrimination and sexual harassment, among other issues. The varied demands of her practice include litigating claims of wrongful discharge, unlawful harassment, discrimination, wage and hour issues, mediation, negotiating employment contracts and separation agreements and more.

For businesses, Ms. Davis also advises on various employment issues with an aim toward prevention of personnel problems and lawsuits. Such matters include preparing company policies and procedures, Employee Handbooks and management training. She also investigates discrimination and harassment charges, represents employers in Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") investigations, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing ("DFEH") investigations, among other things.

In addition, Ms. Davis speaks at seminars on employment law and contributes to legal publications.

Key Professional Accomplishments:

CAOC Consumer Attorney of the Year Nominees

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Unlawful Harassment
  • Wage and Hour Issues
  • Mediation
  • Negotiating Employment Contracts
  • Separation Agreements

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1987

Education

  • University of Southern California Law Center, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D.
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    • M.A.
    • Major: International Relations
  • New York University, New York, New York
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors

Published Works

  • "Employment Litigation" Analyzing a Recent 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision Regarding Title VII Claims and Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Civil Litigation Reporter (Published by CEB)
  • Wrongful Employment Termination Practice, (Co-Author), CEB

Classes/Seminars

  • "Fundamentals of Wrongful Employment Termination Practice", Continuing Education of the Bar ("CEB")
  • What Constitutes Sexual Harassment, Continuing Education of the Bar ("CEB")
  • Who is Liable for Sexual Harassment, Continuing Education of the Bar ("CEB")
  • Proving Sexual Harassment, Continuing Education of the Bar ("CEB")
  • Investigations of Sexual Harassment Complaints, Continuing Education of the Bar ("CEB")
  • Other Employee Rights Statutes & State Statutes , Continuing Education of the Bar ("CEB")
  • Annual Labor and Employment Law Symposium, Los Angeles County Bar Association ("LACBA")
  • "Have I Got You Covered? Insurance Coverage Issues and Strategies in Employment Cases"
  • "Plaintiff's Secret Weapons: The New & Improved Arsenal" , California Employment Lawyers Association ("CELA") Annual Conference
  • "Fundamentals of Wrongful Employment Termination Practice", CEB Presentation
  • Lecturer, Recent Developments in the Employment Law Field, LACBA, CEB, American Bar Association (ABA), CELA
  • 1999 Employment Litigation, Continuing Education of the Bar's Advanced Course of Study
  • 2012 - LACBA Labor & Employment Section Annual Retreat

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Executive Committee Member, Co-Chair of Sub Committees
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Member

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