Marisa Ratinoff

Marisa Ratinoff brings over 25 years of experience in all aspects of employment law to her neutral practice. Ms. Ratinoff’s employment law experience spans a variety of industries, including real estate, hospitality, health care, finance, and retail, among others. She is an experienced litigator in both single and class action employment claims and well versed in state and federal statutes affecting the employment relationship as well as the case law and regulations interpreting them.

Specifically, Marisa Ratinoff has resolved disputes involving almost all areas of employment law, including, among others:

  • Harassment – on the basis of sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, age, disability, among other protected classifications
  • Failure to prevent harassment
  • Whistle blower
  • Violation of public policy
  • Retaliation
  • Discrimination– on the basis of sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, age, disability, among other protected classifications
  • Failure to accommodate, including complex leave of absence issues
  • Failure to engage in the interactive process
  • Wage and hour
  • Misclassification
  • Breach of contract
  • Accessibility
  • Violation of First Amendment Rights

AREAS OF SPECIALTY

  • Employment – all areas of employment disputes
  • Consumer Protection Laws- resolution of consumer claims regarding unauthorized financial accounts   
  • Fee Disputes – failure to pay legal fees invoiced 

MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

  • United States District Court, Central District of California  
    ADR Mediation Panel – present
  • California 2nd District Court of Appeal 
    Mediation Program Panel – present
  • American Arbitration Association 
    Employment Mediation and Arbitration Panel – present
  • American Health Lawyers Association
    Mediation and Arbitration Panel – present
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
    ADR Mediation Program, Panel – 2002-2013
  • EEOC, Los Angeles District ADR Unit 
    Pro-bono Mediation Panel – present
  • Mediation and Arbitration Training through the Straus Institute for
    Dispute Resolution, American Arbitration Association, Los Angeles County Superior Court, and United States District Court, Central District of California.

LITIGATION EXPERIENCE

  • Epstein Becker & Green partner/shareholder 1997-2016
  • Jackson, Lewis, Schnitzler & Krupman  associate 1994-1997
  • Allen, Matkins, Leck, Gamble & Mallory associate 1991-1993
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    Honorable Alex Kozinski summer 1989

MEMBERSHIP

  • Southern California Mediation Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section
  • American Bar Association
  • California Bar 1991

 EDUCATION

  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Pepperdine School of Law LLM
    in Dispute Resolution – present
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law JD 1991
  • University of California at Berkeley BA 1987
  • Cambridge University, England 1983-1984

 RECOGNITIONS

  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2016 and 2017) The Best Lawyers in Los Angeles (2016 and 2017), in the field of Employment Law – Management.
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 United States (2015 & 2016) for Labor and Employment Litigation.

Ms. Ratinoff is available to mediate and arbitrate throughout California.

References: Available upon request

 

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