Mariana Gaxiola

Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Labor & Employment
    Contact InfoTelephone: 215.988.7876
    Fax: 215.717.5250
    University Texas Tech University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2005; Staff Writer and Assistant Marketing Editor, New Developments; Recipient, Pro Bono Publico Award; Class Representative, Student Bar Association, Fall 2006-Spring 2007
    Law SchoolRutgers School of Law - Camden, J.D., with honors, 2009; Editor-in-Chief, Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, May 2008-May 2009; Teaching Assistant, Constitutional Law
    Admitted2009, Pennsylvania; 2010, New Jersey; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    Memberships Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania (Board Member); Pennsylvania Bar Association.

    BornGuadalajara, Mexico

    Mariana Gaxiola focuses her practice on labor and employment law, with an emphasis on employment litigation. She has handled a variety of federal and state labor and employment matters, including Title VII claims, wage and hour disputes, pension and employee benefit plan negotiations and modifications, and unemployment claim compensation hearings.

    In addition to her labor and employment practice, Mariana handles international, internal corporate investigations and advises clients on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

    Prior to joining the firm, Mariana was an associate with the litigation practice of a national, multidisciplinary law firm.

    Areas of Concentration

    · Wage and hour disputes

    · Pension and employee benefit plans

    · Employment litigation

    Professional & Community Involvement

    · Board Member and Secretary, Hispanic Legal Education Fund

    · Board Member, Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania

    · Board Member, Wagner Free Institute of Science of Philadelphia

    · Member, Anti-Defamation League Glass Leadership Institute

    · Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association

    Professional Experience

    Legal Experience

    · Extern/Counsel, Philadelphia Gas Works, Philadelphia, PA, September 2009-August 2010

    Publications & Presentations

    Articles, Lectures & Publications

    · Author, "Expanding State Law Evidentiary Privileges According to the Religion Clause of the First Amendment: Varner v. Stovall," 9.2 Rutgers Journal of Law & Religion, 2008

    · Author, "The Hard Line Between Stopping Child Pornography and Protecting Free Speech: United States v. Williams," 9.2 Rutgers Journal of Law & Religion, 2008

    · Author, "Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 Violates Free Speech When Applied to Issue-Advocacy Advertisements: Federal Election Commission v. Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc.," 9.1 Rutgers Journal of Law & Religion, 2007

    · Author, "Taxpayers Lack Standing to Challenge Congressionally Appropriated Funds Spent by the President: Hein v. Freedom from Religion Foundation," 9.1 Rutgers Journal of Law & Religion, 2007


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    New Bill Seeks to Combat Theft of Trade Secrets, Protect Jobs
    Johnine P. Barnes,Mariana Gaxiola, May 14, 2014
    On April 29, 2014, Senator Christopher Coons (D-Del.) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced legislation to provide a federal cause of action to curtail the estimated $160 billion to $480 billion currently being lost by U.S. companies as a result of trade secret theft each year. The...

    Philadelphia Law Creates New Employee Rights, Employer Obligations Concerning Pregnancy and Related Medical Conditions
    Kelly Dobbs Bunting,Mariana Gaxiola,Christiana Lynn Schmitz, February 26, 2014
    On January 20, 2014, the Philadelphia Mayor enacted an amendment to the City Code that requires the city employers “to provide reasonable accommodations to an employee for needs related to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.” The provisions of the new City amendment...
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    Mariana Gaxiola

    2001 Market Street
    PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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