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Amanda R.Washton

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Los Angeles

O 310.998.9100

Amanda R.Washton

Partner

Focus Areas

Examples of Amanda’s experience include:

  • Defending employers in state and federal court wage and hour, class action, and California Private Attorney General (PAGA) matters.
  • Defending an employer in a trial involving individual claims of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation under California Fair Employment & Housing Act (FEHA), and wage and hour claims. Held the plaintiff to only a small damages award and zero attorneys’ fees.
  • Defending a cosmetics manufacturer against claims by an international sales representative seeking indefinite post-termination commissions.
  • Obtaining a judgment and permanent injunction for an advertising collective against an attorney and others who were passing themselves off as the client’s representatives by using similar phone numbers. Successfully defended the judgment on appeal.
  • Acting as outside general counsel for a California-based manufacturer and international distributor of cosmetics.
  • Conducting a large-scale action for plaintiffs asserting real estate investment fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, and breach of contract against a real estate professional. Conducted an extensive arbitration proceeding involving labor code violation claims and claims of breach of fiduciary duties by a minority corporate shareholder, officer, and director.
  • Successfully defending a large-scale federal action involving claims of unfair competition, false advertising, and trademark infringement.
  • Successfully resolving a number of threatened class actions against cosmetic manufacturers under the California Unfair Competition Law (UCL) and California Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA).
  • Counseling corporate clients on FDA, California Health and Safety Code, and CLRA compliance.
  • Counseling numerous companies on employment matters and trademark disputes.
  • “Avoiding Sexual Harassment Claims,” presentations to law firm and clients
  • “Employment Arbitration Agreements,” MCLE, May 2012
  • “Federal E-Discovery Rules and Compliance,” MCLE, 2010

Professional Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association

Education

  • University of Southern California Law School, J.D., 2003
  • University of California, San Diego, B.A., 2000

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit