Nancy “Niki” Lubrano has experience in defending against all types of employment claims through trial. Lubrano defends California employers against single plaintiff claims as well as multiparty and class action claims.
She aggressively defends allegations of wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation and breach of contract. In addition, Lubrano also defends against wage and hour claims whether brought as a putative class action, or on behalf of an individual plaintiff.
Lubrano’s practice strengths include navigating through the difficult procedural hurdles present in class action litigation. She engages in immediate fact investigation in all types of cases to achieve early case assessment and to position clients for the best possible result in every case.
As part of her client counsel, Lubrano also regularly advises executives and human resources personnel on preventive measures to avoid litigation, as well as navigating complex state and federal employment law.
Areas of Practice
Wage and Hour Issues
Workplace Solutions, Advice and Training
Wrongful Termination and Workplace Tort Litigation
California Western School of Law, J.D., 2009
California State University, Fullerton, B.A., English, cum laude, 2006
“Court Not So SLAPP Happy Over Hospitals' Action Against Doctor,” California Employment Law Letter, August 14, 2017
“Managing Independent Contractor Class Action Is All About Right To Control,” California Employment Law Letter, August 11, 2014
“Workplace Violence - Do As I Do, Not As I Say,” California Employment Law Letter, July 15, 2013
“Employee’s Self-Diagnosis Insufficient to Save His Medical Leave Claims,” California Employment Law Letter, April 9, 2012
“A Little Sexual Harassment Isn't Enough,” California Employment Law Letter, November 7, 2011
“Truth or Consequence,” California Employment Law Letter, July 11, 2011
“Armedariz Decision Protects Independent Contractors’ FEHA Rights, Too,” California Employment Law Letter, March 28, 2011
Listed, Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars, 2015 - 2018
Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Orange County Chapter, 2017 - 2018
Member, Lex Romana
Member, Italian American Lawyers Association
Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Training - IDESPCA