Renate B. Fessler

Sacramento Office
(916) 361-0991, ext 1131
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Favorite Quote: “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” –Aristotle

Favorite Sport: Soccer.

What I Love About CA: The variety of food and great weather.

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About Renate

Renate B. Fessler is an attorney based in CDF's Sacramento office. There, she provides comprehensive legal counsel in employment law matters to clients in diverse sectors such as healthcare, retail, technology, education, transportation, and real estate. With a keen understanding of each business's unique risk profile, Fessler collaborates closely with her clients to craft tailored legal defense strategies aligned with their overarching corporate objectives.

Fessler is particularly adept at representing employers throughout all phases of civil litigation, encompassing wage and hour disputes, wrongful termination claims, discrimination suits, retaliation cases, unfair competition allegations, class actions, and matters arising under the Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”).

Beyond litigation advocacy, Fessler offers invaluable guidance to California employers on a spectrum of issues, including regulatory compliance, employee disciplinary procedures, organizational restructuring, drafting employment contracts, and negotiating separation agreements.

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University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D., 2018

  • Managing Editor, UC Davis Journal of International Law & Policy, 2017 - 2018
  • Legal Extern to Justice M. Kathleen Butz, (ret.), Third District, California Court of Appeal, 2017

Boston University, B.A., 2014

Professional Affiliations/Leadership/Awards

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member at Large, 2019 - present


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