Ruth Zadikany

Los Angeles,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone+1 213 621 3916

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  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
    Contact InfoTelephone: +1 213 621 3916
    Fax: +1 213 625 0248
    University University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., cum laude, 2004
    Law SchoolUniversity of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 2008
    Admitted2008, California; 2010, Israel

    Ruth Zadikany is a Litigation & Dispute Resolution associate in Mayer Brown's Los Angeles office. She has represented clients in state and federal court in a broad range of labor and employment disputes, as well as complex litigation matters, including class action defense. Ruth's experience includes the defense of wage and hour class action claims involving meal and rest break violations, failure to pay overtime, work-off-the-clock, rounding and expense reimbursement. Ruth also has experience with matters involving contract disputes, fraud, false advertising, unfair competition, unfair business practices claims, and attorney ethics. Ruth has worked with national employers in various industries, including manufacturing, technology, advertising, and food industry clients.

    Ruth has second-chair mediation experience in labor and employment matters. She has worked with employers to review and improve their wage and hour practices. She also has experience in all aspects of litigation, including managing the discovery process, examining witnesses, preparing witnesses for examination, and drafting various successful motions and other submissions, including dispositive motions and mediation briefs. Ruth has also drafted several appellate briefs involving single plaintiff and class claims.

    Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Ruth worked as an attorney in the Labor and Employment practice group of a top Israeli law firm, Herzog, Fox & Neeman in Tel Aviv, Israel, where her practice focused on traditional labor and employment litigation, employee benefits and executive compensation, and international transactions, including mergers and acquisitions.

    Ruth received her JD from UCLA School of Law, where she served as an editor of the UCLA Journal of International Law. Ruth also served as a judicial intern at the Israel Ministry of Justice, International Department, during law school and as a research assistant at the Institute for National Security Studies.


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    California Appellate Court Upholds On-Duty Rest Periods
    Ruth Zadikany,Lori A. Zahalka, April 7, 2015
    Decision: In Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc., a California Court of Appeal reversed a $94 million judgment in a wage-and-hour class action, rejecting the plaintiffs’ theory that the company violated wage-and-hour laws by requiring some employees to remain “on call” and...

    NLRB Holds that Employees Have Right To Use Employers’ Email Systems for Non-Work Purposes
    Ruth Zadikany,Lori A. Zahalka, April 7, 2015
    Decision: In Purple Communications, the NLRB recently held in a 3-2 decision that employees have the right to use their employers’ email systems during non-work time for non-work purposes, including for the purpose of union organizing. Noting that “the use of email as a common form of...

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Substantial Punitive Damages Award in Sexual Harassment Case Despite Award of Nominal Compensatory Damages
    Ruth Zadikany,Lori A. Zahalka, April 7, 2015
    Decision: In State of Arizona v. Asarco, an en banc Ninth Circuit panel held that a $300,000 punitive damages verdict in a sexual harassment case in which only nominal damages were awarded comported with due process. The plaintiffs in the underlying case successfully established liability for...

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    350 South Grand Avenue, 25th Floor
    Los AngelesCA 90071-1503


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