Julia Brodsky concentrates her practice on employment litigation on behalf of management, including actions involving sexual harassment; retaliation; discrimination on the basis of sex, age, race, religion, and disability; whistleblowing; fraud and wrongful termination. She also has extensive experience with wage and hour class actions involving claims for meal and rest break penalties, overtime wages, misclassification, and other wage and hour claims.
Julia also advises management on various issues ranging from harassment and discrimination and managing leaves of absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act and state laws, to traditional labor law issues.
Julia has represented employers in a variety of industries, including health care, insurance, entertainment, retail, manufacturing, universities, media, and financial services.
Represented Kaiser in single-plaintiff age and disability discrimination lawsuit in federal court in Sacramento. Summary judgment was achieved in 2015, and the plaintiff appealed. Represented Kaiser on appeal in the 9th Circuit. Summary judgment was upheld in March 2017. (9th Cir. 2017)
Obtained summary judgment in a single plaintiff case involving a former paralegal claiming discrimination, constructive discharge, and wrongful termination on the basis of her race. (2014)
- Associate, Proskauer Rose, LLP, Los Angeles, 2012-2014
- Associate, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, Los Angeles, 2008; 2010-2012
- Judicial Extern, California Court of Appeals, Second District, Los Angeles, 2007
- J.D., University of Southern California Law School, 2009
- Judge Barry Russell Federal Bar Association Award
- B.A., English, University of California, Los Angeles, 2006, summa cum laude
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