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Employment Law Firm in Los Angeles
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Gina Browne

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Attorney Gina Browne is a partner at Feldman Browne Olivares. She has devoted her entire practice to protecting the rights of California employees. Throughout her practice, Ms. Browne has successfully represented employees in employment disputes, including those involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, violations of the various medical, disability, and pregnancy leave, and accommodation laws.

Ms. Browne prides herself on her commitment to her clients and making sure their voices are finally heard. As a former NCAA Division One conference champion long-distance runner in college, she became a competitive triathlete and runner, making the cover of Runner’s World magazine in November 2000. The same outstanding attributes that fueled her athletic success—hard work, endurance, perseverance, and a single-minded focus—also help her succeed in litigation.

Drawing on these same traits, she diligently prepares and aggressively litigates her cases to achieve the best possible results for each of her clients, whether that means a quick settlement for maximum value or multimillion-dollar jury verdict. Her hard work and dedication have earned her recognition as one of the top employee rights attorneys in California.

Honors & Awards

  • Named to the list of Best Lawyers in America® in 2019, 2020
  • Recognized as a top Southern California Employment Litigator by Super Lawyers® in 2013-2019
  • Named a Top California Labor & Employment Lawyer by Daily Journal in 2013, 2018, and 2019
  • Honored as a 2014 Woman of Achievement by the Century City Chamber of Commerce
  • Finalist for CAOC’s 2012 Woman Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Finalist for CAOC’s 2012 Street Fighter of the Year Award
  • Named to the list of Rising Stars℠ in 2007-2012

Publications

  • Driven to Exhaustion: Avoiding Administrative Potholes on the Bumpy Road to Litigation (Advocate, May 2019 Issue)
  • Discrimination and retaliation cases: Recent decisions expand the scope of evidence available to employees (Advocate, April 2011 Issue)
  • Target Hiring To Reach a Target Audience, 23 Loy. LA Ent. L. Rev. 125 (2002)

Speaking Engagements

  • Looking Forward/Looking Back­­­—2019 Employment Legislation, California Lawyer’s Association’s (CLA) 36th Labor and Employment Law Section Annual Meeting
  • Obtaining ESI: Challenges, Disputes, Accessibility, Los Angeles County Bar Association’s (LACBA) Labor and Employment Law Section Saturday Seminar
  • How EPLI Affects Your Employment Cases, LACBA’s Labor and Employment Section Breakfast Briefing
  • Life-Work Balance: Career, Family, “Me Time”…Can you really have it all?, Beverly Hills Bar Association Panel
  • Valuation of Discrimination/Retaliation Cases in Mediation, LACBA’s 36th Annual Labor and Employment Law Symposium
  • A Primer for Bigger Verdicts, California Employment Lawyers Association’s (CELA) 27th Annual Employment Law Conference
  • Presented at LACBA’s Trial Skills Workshop (May 2015)
  • Trainer at CELA’s Deposition Skills Seminar (October 2014)
  • Trainer at CELA’s Annual Trial College (June 2014 and June 2015)
  • Proving Up Damages in Employment Cases: Developing a Compelling Emotional Distress Story that Will Help Maximize Your Emotional Distress Award, CELA, 25th Annual Employment Law Conference
  • Developing a Client’s Emotional Distress Story, CELA, Law Clerk Orientation
  • Employment: Year In Review – Important Case Law and Legislative Updates, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), 49th Annual Convention
  • The Year in Review: Recent Developments in Statutory and Case Law, LACBA’s 30th Annual Labor and Employment Law Symposium
  • CELA Member Victories – Tales from the Trenches, CELA, 22nd Annual Employment Law Conference
  • Simplifying The Medical Leave Case For Trial, Orange County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section

Career Highlights

  • Brim v. International Union of Operating Engineers (Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC445400), in which a Los Angeles jury awarded $5,500,000 ($4,500,000 for emotional distress damages) to Mr. Brim, who was retaliated against and wrongfully fired in violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) for standing up for his female coworker who was being sexually harassed in the workplace and for refusing to lie about what he personally witnessed.
  • Cordero-Sacks v. Housing Authority of City of Los Angeles (2011) 200 Cal.App.4th 1267 [the first appellate case in California holding that Government workers retaliated against for investigating possible false claims by their superiors under Gov. Code §12653 can sue under the California False Claims Act (CFCA).] Read More
  • Client Testimonials & Articles About Ms. Browne
  • See an article about Ms. Browne on Superlawyers.com
Education
  • Bar Admission US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • Bar Admission California State Courts 2003
  • B.A. Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA 1993
  • J.D. Loyola Law School Los Angeles, CA 2003
Memberships
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA); member of CELA’s Legislative Committee
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • The Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Legal Eagles for Truth Justice and the American Way (LEFTJAW)
Awards
  • Daily Journal, Top Labor & Employment Lawyers
    Daily Journal, Top Labor & Employment Lawyers
  • Super Laywers, Southern California Rising Star
    Super Laywers, Southern California Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyer
    Super Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Century City Chamber of Commerce, Woman of Achievement
    Century City Chamber of Commerce, Woman of Achievement
  • U.S. News, Best Lawyers in America
    U.S. News, Best Lawyers in America

What Makes Us Different?

  • Exclusively Representing Employees for over 21 Years
  • Stellar Reputation Among Peers & Clients
  • More Than $150 Million Recovered for Our Clients in the Last 5 Years
  • We Aggressively Fight For California Employees’ Rights
  • 50+ Seven Figure Verdicts & Settlements (20+ in the Last 3 Years)

Your Voice Will Be Heard. We Will Listen.

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