San Diego

(619) 234-1700

(800) 782-3366

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7 Tips for California Employers’ Violence Prevention Plans

John Carrigan, Jr., Elena Hillman, and Daniel Pascale were quoted in an HR Dive article discussing tips on how California employers can implement workplace violence prevention plans by July 1.

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Established in 1987 as the fifth regional office for Cozen O’Connor it is located in the heart of San Diego’s business center in downtown San Diego. The office is one block West of the Federal and State Court Complexes. It is minutes from the San Diego International Airport. Petco Park, the home of the San Diego Padres, is a short walk from the office.

 

The San Diego office continues to grow with its attorneys licensed and handling litigation throughout Northern and Southern California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah. The Insurance Coverage Group handles a wide array of first and third party insurance coverage issues and litigation.

 

The Subrogation group has expertise with multi-million dollar property losses involving oil and gas, mining, product failures, catastrophic floods in Northern and Southern California, earth collapse, pharmaceutical contamination, commercial losses, wind farm losses, agricultural losses/contamination, fires involving residential and commercial losses, and wildfires, such as the $2 billion 2007 San Diego Wild Fire Loss.

 

The Labor and Employment group handles litigation involving wrongful termination cases, employee unfair competition/trade secrets disputes, wage and hour class actions, discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuits, and actions predicated on breach of contracts. The team also has experience with labor and employment counseling and compliance with state and federal regulations, including Fair Labor Standards Act and similar state and local wage and hour laws such as the California Labor Code and California Business and Professions Code section 17200.

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Melissa Arzave Trujillo

Melissa Arzave Trujillo

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Ashley E. Bauerle

Ashley E. Bauerle

Member

David D. Brisco

David D. Brisco

Vice Chair, Subrogation & Recovery, West Region

Jennifer Carosi

Jennifer Carosi

Attorney

Kris Cherevas

Kris Cherevas

Office Managing Partner

Joseph Duque

Joseph Duque

Associate

Golnaz Heidari

Golnaz Heidari

Associate

Gilbert S. Hernandez

Gilbert S. Hernandez

Member

Barrett Kiernan

Barrett Kiernan

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Dana Meyers

Dana Meyers

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Craig Schloss

Craig Schloss

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News

7 Tips for California Employers’ Violence Prevention Plans

March 04, 2024 John Carrigan, Jr., Elena Hillman, and Daniel Pascale were quoted in an HR Dive article discussing tips on how California employers can implement workplace violence prevention plans by July 1.

California PAGA Cases Can’t Be Dismissed Due to Unmanageability

January 22, 2024 Brett C. Greving was quoted in a SHRM article discussing a new ruling that prevents trial courts in California from dismissing lawsuits brought under the state’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) due to perceived unmanageability.

Best Lawyers Honors More Than 200 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys to its Best Lawyers in America 2024 Edition

August 17, 2023 Best Lawyers selected 232 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s U.S. offices for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

August 22, 2022 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019 Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Contacts

Kris Cherevas

Office Managing Partner

kcherevas@cozen.com

(619) 685-1739

Tracy Sanasac

Office Manager

tsanasac@cozen.com

(619) 685-1700