Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today the arrival of partner John Yslas to the Labor & Employment department in Los Angeles. Yslas joins from Norton Rose Fulbright, where he was a partner in Los Angeles.
Yslas concentrates his practice on wage and hour and consumer class actions in both state and federal court.
In addition, he regularly represents companies in single plaintiff employment matters. Yslas also defends and advises corporations in the areas of wage and hour compliance, breach of contract, commercial contracts disputes, discrimination, breach of fiduciary duty, harassment, misappropriation of trade secrets, retaliation, wrongful termination, and unfair business practices.
“John is an outstanding lawyer with a tremendous track record of success in wage and hour litigation,” said Laura Maechtlen, chair of Seyfarth’s Labor & Employment department. “Equipped with the firm’s national platform, we are excited to see John take his dynamic practice to the next level.”
In addition to his renown labor and employment background, Yslas also has a robust litigation practice which comprises extensive pre-trial, jury trial, arbitration, and appellate experience. As a trial attorney, he has successfully defended multi-million dollar commercial and unfair business claims and beaten class certification on multiple occasions involving a broad range of employment claims.
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“A well-known presence in California, John is a great asset to our wage and hour team and the many industries we serve on the West Coast,” said Aaron Lubeley, co-managing partner of Seyfarth’s Los Angeles office. “He is an excellent lawyer and a great fit for the office, the practice and the firm.”
“John is an ideal addition to our Los Angeles office,” said Richard Mendelson, co-managing partner of Seyfarth’s Los Angeles office. “Besides being a great lawyer, he is also committed to several organizations, and maintains a visible role in the legal community, as well as the Los Angeles business community.”
Yslas currently serves on the board of directors of the Mexican American Bar Foundation and the California Minority Counsel Program.
“John has dedicated his time and talent to help promote diversity in the legal profession. We look forward to his continued leadership with inclusion focused organizations,” said Maechtlen.
Yslas received his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and earned his B.A., with high honors, from the University of California, Santa Barbara.