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Lafayette & Kumagai LLP 
Oakland, California Office
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1300 Clay Street, Suite 810
Oakland, California  94612

(Alameda Co.)

Telephone: 415-644-5276

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About this office:

Lafayette & Kumagai LLP is a minority-owned law firm that has a proven track record successfully representing Fortune 500 companies in complex litigation matters. The firm is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Lafayette & Kumagai's members have argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, received the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award, and have been profiled in the list of Northern California Super Lawyers®. The firm takes pride in the recognition it receives from the legal community for the noted trial skills of its attorneys and its distinguished record for winning summary judgments and defense verdicts. It places a high priority on superior work product and early, creative solutions.

Lafayette & Kumagai was recognized by ALM as a 2013 and 2015 "Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies" for its Labor & Employment practice. The firm was listed in "Litigation Kings" for 2012 and in "Who Represents America's Biggest Companies?" for 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015, in Corporate Counsel magazine's annual report on the law firms most used by the Fortune 100. Lafayette & Kumagai received the 2011 Minority-Owned Law Firm Client Service Award, presented by the California Minority Counsel Program for outstanding client service.


Statement of Practice Summary:
Labor and Employment; Commercial Litigation; Civil Trial Practice; Appellate Practice; Civil Rights; ERISA Litigation; Pension and Profit Sharing Plans; Employee Benefits Litigation; Toxic Exposure; Toxic Torts; Class Actions; Wage and Hour Law; Americans with Disabilities Act; Business Litigation; Franchise Law; Bankruptcy Litigation; Drug and Medical Device Litigation; Product Liability; Professional Liability; Arbitration; Mediation; Employment Litigation; Employment Defense; Federal Employment Law; Public Sector Employment Law; Employment at Will; Employment Contracts; Employment Breach of Contract; Wrongful Termination Defense; Employment Discrimination; Age Discrimination in Employment; Employment Disability Discrimination; National Origin Discrimination; Equal Employment Opportunity Law; Family and Medical Leave Act; Harassment; Sexual Harassment; Whistleblower Litigation; Employer Intentional Torts; Executive Employment Law; Executive Severance Contracts; Reductions in Force; Unfair Labor Practices; Employment Class Actions; Wage and Hour Class Actions; Noncompete Litigation.

Year Established: 1994

Representative Clients:
AC Transit; Aetna Life Insurance Company; Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.; AT&T Services, Inc.; CalPERS; CBS Broadcasting, Inc.; City of Oakland; Coca-Cola; Denny's, Inc.; DirecTV Group, Inc.; East Bay Municipal Utility District; E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company; GlaxoSmithKline; Johnson & Johnson; Kraft Foods Global, Inc.; Macy's, Inc.; Marin Housing Authority; McKesson Corporation; Microsoft Corporation; MTV Network; MV Transportation, Inc.; Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company; Pacific Bell Telephone Company; Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Sedgwick Claims Management Services; Shell Oil Company; Silliker, Inc.; Sutter Health; Tyco International, Ltd.; Viacom, Inc.; United Continental Holdings, Inc.; United Parcel Service, Inc.; Xerox Corporation.

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