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Ann Marie partners with clients to develop and implement employment policies, practices, and solutions that meet their business needs and effectively manage legal risk.

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Compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws has never been more important or more challenging, especially for clients with employees in California where employment laws deviate in significant respects from employment laws in other US jurisdictions. Clients look to Ann Marie for practical, proactive solutions to help them avoid litigation and to develop best practices and compliance initiatives.

Ann Marie's extensive, broad-based employment litigation experience in federal and state courts, legal knowledge, and nearly two decades of experience advising employers provide her with a unique insight to the challenges that employers encounter as they strive to comply with a complex and constantly evolving set of employment laws across the US, particularly in California.

Ann Marie began her practice in employment law more than two decades ago. This experience provides her with a heightened understanding of the numerous and varied "real world" challenges that employers face on a day-to-day basis, and of the critical importance of identifying practical, legally sound solutions that meet her clients' business needs and effectively manage legal risk.

To enhance the services she provides to her clients, Ann Marie uses Seyfarth's unique suite of technology tools. For example, she has used both technology and process mapping to help clients develop and implement centralized leave of absence and disability accommodation management processes. These help eliminate redundancy and other inefficiencies, as well as improve consistency. Ann Marie has also used online employment counseling logs that track employment advice to help clients identify trends, compliance challenges, and training opportunities.

Ann Marie enjoys working at Seyfarth because she gets to develop long-term relationships with clients and assist them with their employment law compliance initiatives across the US. She finds it especially rewarding to help clients avoid time-consuming and expensive employment litigation, reduce their legal exposure, and more effectively manage their legal risk.

  • JD, UCLA School of Law
  • BS, Santa Clara University
    Political Science

    Magna cum laude
    Phi Beta Kappa

  • California
  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • US District Court, Central District of California
  • US District Court, Southern District of California