McManis Faulkner adds Michael Warren as partner. Representing employers in litigation in both federal and state courts, Warren was most recently a shareholder at Littler Mendelson P.C.
“The modern workplace is a complex legal environment, subject to myriad state and federal rules and regulations. In welcoming a high caliber lawyer like Michael, we offer yet another valuable client resource to assist in avoiding those pitfalls. His diverse skills and trial experience further support our deep commitment to clients and helping them to successfully navigate business issues whether in the context of employment, partnership, IP or real estate disputes,” said James McManis, head of McManis Faulkner.
Michael heads the firm’s labor and employment practice. He represents and counsels employers on a variety of workplace-related issues, including wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, leaves of absence, disability accommodation, workplace investigations, employment policies, and class actions. He has successfully defended employers in jury and non-jury trials, binding arbitrations, as well as before administrative agencies and tribunals, including the California Labor Commissioner, the United States Department of Labor, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Warren works with clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries, including technology, pharmaceutical, healthcare, transportation, hotels, customer services, manufacturing and construction. He provides general employment law advice and works closely with employers to resolve human resources issues and develop trial avoidance strategies.
A member of the Labor and Employment Sections of the American Bar Association and State Bar of California, Warren serves on the board of directors of the Santa Clara County Bench and Bar Historical Society. He is also a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and a member of the American Inns of Court, Honorable William A. Ingram Inn. Warren received his J.D. from the Santa Clara University School of Law (2002) and his B.A. from the University of California, Irvine (1998).