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Bethany Pelliconi

Senior Counsel

Los Angeles - Century City
Direct: (310) 201-9233
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Bethany Pelliconi is a Senior Counsel in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Los Angeles office.  Ms. Pelliconi has extensive experience in all aspects of labor and employment law, including wage and hour law compliance and related litigation.  Her practice is focused on defending employers against wage and hour class action and collective action lawsuits and single-plaintiff lawsuits involving alleged discrimination, harassment and retaliation.  She also has extensive experience litigating claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, and related claims, as well as complex commercial litigation matters.

Ms. Pelliconi has represented financial institutions, educational institutions, hospitals, foodservice firms, manufacturers, hospitality industry clients, and staffing firms.  She also provides management training and seminars regarding leaves of absence and compliance with equal employment opportunity laws, including prevention of workplace harassment and discrimination. 

Ms. Pelliconi clerked for the Honorable William P. McCooe of the New York State Appellate Term.

Bethany Pelliconi is a Senior Counsel in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Los Angeles office.  Ms. Pelliconi has extensive experience in all aspects of labor and employment law, including wage and hour law compliance and related litigation.  Her practice is focused on defending employers against wage and hour class action and collective action lawsuits and single-plaintiff lawsuits involving alleged discrimination, harassment and retaliation.  She also has extensive experience litigating claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, and related claims, as well as complex commercial litigation matters.

Ms. Pelliconi has represented financial institutions, educational institutions, hospitals, foodservice firms, manufacturers, hospitality industry clients, and staffing firms.  She also provides management training and seminars regarding leaves of absence and compliance with equal employment opportunity laws, including prevention of workplace harassment and discrimination. 

Ms. Pelliconi clerked for the Honorable William P. McCooe of the New York State Appellate Term.

Education

  • J.D., St. John’s University School of Law
    Notes and Comments Editor, St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary

     

  • B.A., Economics, University of Maryland

Admissions

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Courts

  • US District Court, Central District of California
  • US District Court, Eastern District of California
  • US District Court, Northern District of California
  • US District Court, Southern District of California
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York

Affiliations

  • California State Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section

Representative Engagements

  • Belevich v. Bank of America, N.A., Case No. 15-CV-09171-PSG (C.D. Cal.) (class action by personal bankers alleging that defendant failed to provide meal periods)
  • Culpepper v. Bank of America, N.A., Case No. 3:17-cv-00264-VAB (D. Conn.) (class/collective action by call center employees claiming pay for off the clock work)
  • Bruster v. Bank of America, N.A., Case No. 4:15-cv-00715-RK (W.D. Mo.) (collective action by personal bankers alleging violations of Fair Labor Standards Act)
  • Callan v. Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., 2010 WL 3452371 (S.D. Cal. Aug. 30, 2010) (class action alleging unlawful forfeiture of  compensation under incentive compensation plans; obtained order granting motion for judgment on the pleadings or, in the alternative, summary judgment)
  • Franco v. Bank of America, N.A., 2009 WL 8729265 (S.D. Cal. Dec. 1, 2009) (class action by customer service representatives alleging unpaid overtime; obtained order limiting production of class member contact information)
  • Ernst v. Bank of America Corporation, Case No. 3:12-cv-1255 JM BGS (S.D. Cal.) (class action by financial advisors alleging age discrimination)
  • Millar v. Bank of America, N.A., Case No., CGC-15-546338 (Cal. Superior Court) (PAGA action alleging denial of meal and rest breaks)
  • Zeltser v. Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., Case No. 1:13-cv-01531 (S.D.N.Y.) (class and collective action by financial solutions advisors claiming overtime pay)
  • Ironforge.com v. Paychex, Inc., 747 F.Supp.2d 384 (W.D.N.Y. 2010) (nationwide consumer class action; obtained order dismissing 11 of 12 claims without leave to amend)
  • Badia v. Countrywide Financial Corp., Case No. BC 411255 (Cal. Superior Court) (class action by production assistants claiming meal period violations and overtime pay)
  • Whitaker v. Countrywide Financial Corp., Case No. 2:09-cv-05898-CAS-PJW (C.D. Cal.) (class action by account managers claiming overtime pay)
  • Lakeland Tours, LLC d/b/a WorldStrides v. Yuval Bauman, Case No. 3:13-cv-02230-CAB (S.D. Cal.) (obtained stipulated judgment and permanent injunction in action for misappropriation of trade secrets)
  • Gurshin v. Bank of America, N.A., 2018 WL 1567349 (D. Nev.) (obtained full summary judgment in action for hostile environment sexual harassment and retaliation)
  • Jones v. Bank of America, N.A., Case No. 5:15-cv-01016-JLS-AS (C.D. Cal.) (obtained full summary judgment in action for age discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation and related claims)
  • Garcia v. Bank of America, N.A., Case No. BC 531434 (Cal. Superior Court) (obtained full summary judgment in action for disability discrimination, retaliation and related claims)
  • Johnson v. Bank of America, N.A., Case No. cv-16-04410-PHS-JJT (D. Ariz.) (action for violations of Fair Labor Standards Act)
  • EEOC v. Bank of America Corp., Case No. 2:13-cv-01754 (D. Nev.) (action for disability discrimination)
  • Accupath Diagnostics Laboratories, Inc. v. Neogenomics, Case No. BC360985 (Cal. Superior Court) (obtained preliminary injunction and order of contempt in action for misappropriation of trade secrets)