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Nancy E. Pritikin

Nancy E. Pritikin

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Partner, Labor and Employment Practice Group
Palo Alto, CA, USA

Nancy Pritikin is a partner in Sheppard Mullin’s Labor and Employment Practice Group.  Ms. Pritikin has extensive courtroom experience and specializes in employment discrimination, wrongful termination, investigations of employee conduct, and sexual harassment matters.

Regarded for her experience as a trial attorney, Nancy is well-versed in high-profile employment class action matters.  In addition to representing a police chief in a highly-publicized sexual harassment case and representing the Supreme Court of California in litigation alleging disability discrimination, she has successfully served as lead trial counsel for multiple class action cases, including wage and hour discrimination claims.  Her clients have also included financial and insurance institutions, airlines, real estate brokerage firms, sports teams, soft drink companies, food service companies and construction material companies.

Nancy appears regularly in state and federal courts, mediation, and arbitration forums and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and handles discrimination and sexual harassment issues arising under Title VII,  The Family and Medical Leave Act, The Americans with Disabilities Act, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and The California Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Nancy also has extensive knowledge of California wage and hour laws and leave laws.  She has counseled employers in many aspects of the employment relationship, including: avoidance of litigation, disability issues, drug testing, background investigations, sexual harassment investigations, reductions-in-force, and development of personnel policies and procedures.

Nancy has also worked extensively with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy in providing firm-wide instruction on litigation and discrimination topics.

Nancy has been recognized by the California Lawyers Magazine as a Top Ten Litigator in California.


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