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Gina Browne Partner

Gina Browne is a partner at the Feldman Browne Olivares law firm. Ms. Browne has devoted her entire practice to protecting the rights of California employees. Throughout her practice, Ms. Browne has successfully represented employees in employment disputes, including those involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, and violations of the various medical, disability, and pregnancy leave and accommodation laws.

Ms. Browne prides herself on her commitment to her clients and to making sure their voices are finally heard. Ms. Browne was an NCAA Division One conference champion long distance runner in college. After graduating, she was a competitive triathlete and runner and made the cover of Runner’s World magazine in November 2000. The same outstanding attributes that fueled her athletic success-hard work, endurance, perseverance and a single-minded focus-also equipped her to succeed in litigation. Drawing on these same traits, she diligently prepares and aggressively litigates her cases to achieve the best possible results for each of her clients, whether that means a quick settlement for maximum value or multi-million dollar jury verdict. Her hard work and dedication has earned her recognition as one of the top employee rights attorneys in California.

Honors and Awards

  • Named one of the Best Lawyers in America in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
  • Selected by her peers as a Southern California Super Lawyer each year from 2013-2018
  • Named a Top California Labor & Employment Lawyer by the Daily Journal in 2013 and 2018
  • Honored as a 2014 Woman of Achievement by the Century City Chamber of Commerce
  • Finalist for CAOC’s 2012 Woman Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Finalist for CAOC’s 2012 Street Fighter of the Year Award
  • Named a Southern California Rising Star in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012

Education and Bar Admissions

  • Loyola Law School, J.D., 2003
    o Honors: Dean’s List (2002-2003)
    o Note and Comment Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review
  • Loyola Marymount University, B.A., 1993, magna cum laude
  • Bar Admissions:
    o 2003 California State Courts and
    o United States District Court, 9th Circuit

Speaking/Training Engagements & Publications

  • Valuation of Discrimination/Retaliation Cases in Mediation, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)’s 36th Annual Labor and Employment Law Symposium
  • A Primer for Bigger Verdicts, California Employment Lawyers Association’s (CELA) 27th Annual Employment Law Conference
  • Presented at LACBA’s Trial Skills Workshop, May 2015
  • Trainer at CELA’s Deposition Skills Seminar (October 2014)
  • Trainer at CELA’s Annual Trial College (June 2014; June 2015)
  • Proving Up Damages in Employment Cases: Developing a Compelling Emotional Distress Story that Will Help Maximize Your Emotional Distress Award, CELA, 25th Annual Employment Law Conference
  • Developing a Client’s Emotional Distress Story, CELA, Law Clerk Orientation
  • Employment: Year In Review – Important Case Law and Legislative Updates, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), 49th Annual Convention
  • The Year in Review: Recent Developments in Statutory and Case Law, LACBA’s 30th Annual Labor and Employment Law Symposium
  • CELA Member Victories – Tales from the Trenches, CELA, 22nd Annual Employment Law Conference
  • Simplifying The Medical Leave Case For Trial, Orange County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
  • Discrimination and retaliation cases: Recent decisions expand the scope of evidence available to employees. (The Advocate, April 2011 Issue)
  • Target Hiring To Reach a Target Audience, 23 Loy. LA Ent. L. Rev. 125 (2002)

Professional Associations and Committee Positions

  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
  • Legal Eagles for Truth Justice and the American Way (LEFTJAW)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • The Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section

Career Highlights

  • Brim v. International Union of Operating Engineers (Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC445400), in which a Los Angeles jury awarded $5,500,000 ($4,500,000 for emotional distress damages) to Mr. Brim, who was retaliated against and wrongfully fired in violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) for standing up for his female coworker who was being sexually harassed in the workplace and for refusing to lie about what he personally witnessed.
  • Cordero-Sacks v. Housing Authority of City of Los Angeles (2011) 200 Cal.App.4th 1267 [the first appellate case in California holding that Government workers retaliated against for investigating possible false claims by their superiors under Gov. Code §12653 can sue under the California False Claims Act (CFCA).] Read More

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