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Robert J. Breakstone
Dennis J. Callahan
Thomas H. Carlson
Jeffery M. Chiow
Alecia E. Cotton
Joshua M. Deitz
Robert C. Goodman
Lucas T. Hanback
John G. Heller
Dennis C. Huie
Suhani Kamdar
Lauren B. Kramer
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Mark J. Linderman
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James Robert Maxwell
Joseph C. McGowan
Patricia A. Meagher
Robert S. Metzger
Brian D. Miller
Alexis J. Morris
Nicholas T. Niiro
Roland Nikles
Neil H. O'Donnell
Dean D. Paik
Sharon Ongerth Rossi
Aaron M. Scolari
Aaron P. Silberman
Katherine M. Svinarich
Renée D. Wasserman
Alan J. Wilhelmy
Paul M. Zieff

Katherine M. Svinarich
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Areas of Practice

Ms. Svinarich is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group.

Professional Qualifications

Ms. Svinarich’ s practice is primarily focused on representing employers in a variety of disputes with current and former employees. She has litigated single plaintiff employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination matters, as well as individual and class action wage and hour cases in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, including the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, as well as  the United State Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other administrative bodies. Ms. Svinarich additionally counsels employers on compliance with the California Labor Code and state employment regulations. She has also litigated personal injury and landlord/tenant cases, in addition to commercial disputes. 

Ms. Svinarich sits on the Board of Directors of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, a non-profit that provides free and low-cost legal services to people living with HIV/AIDS in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Pride Law Fund, which promotes the rights of the LGBT people and HIV/AIDS communities by funding legal services and innovative civil rights projects on behalf of LGBT organizations by sponsoring clerkships and fellowships to law students and young attorneys. She additionally teaches Legal Writing, Research and Analysis to first year students at UC Hastings College of the Law. She has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in 2016 and 2017.


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law
Cum Laude

B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder

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Labor and Employment


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