Morrison & Foerster announced that Janie Schulman, a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office, has been elected as a fellow of the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, one of the premier professional legal associations in America.
Ms. Schulman is co-chair of Morrison & Foerster's Employment and Labor Group where, for more than 25 years, she has specialized in employment and trade secrets litigation and counseling.
"Election to the college is considered among the highest professional honors a labor and employment lawyer may achieve," said Eric Tate, co-chair of Morrison & Foerster's Employment and Labor Group. "Janie's election by her peers reflects her integrity, dedication, and excellence in her practice. She is a distinguished leader in her field and we congratulate her on this extraordinary achievement."
Ms. Schulman has successfully defended employers in disputes alleging Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other whistleblowing retaliation, misappropriation of trade secrets, employee and customer raiding, unfair competition, wage-and-hour disputes, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, employee privacy, and employment discrimination. She also regularly counsels clients on wage-and-hour compliance, trade secret protection and restrictive covenants, reductions in force, and disability and other leaves of absence. She advises on the employment law aspects of corporate and real estate transactions, negotiates and drafts employment agreements, and conducts audits and on-site harassment and other training. Ms. Schulman advises clients on business immigration, with a focus on the government's stepped-up worksite enforcement of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
Ms. Schulman earned her B.A. with distinction in 1983 from the University of California at Berkeley and her J.D. in 1987 from the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. She has been recognized as a leading attorney in employment and labor law by Best Lawyers in America (2012–2014) and is peer review rated "AV Preeminent" by martindale.com.
Founded in 1995, the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers is composed of distinguished lawyers practicing in the field of labor and employment law and drawn from private practice, academia, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Fellowship in the college is by invitation only, after careful investigation, and its members are recognized by their peers as preeminent in their field. The college is represented by 1,200 members from 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and eight provinces of Canada.