Natalie A. Pierce advises employers of all sizes, ranging from start-ups to global corporations, on all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. She focuses on identifying and avoiding problems before they arise through the use of compliance audits and development of workplace policies and procedures. She handles : Workplace investigations, Competition and confidentiality matters, Employee classification issues, Employee terminations.
Additionally, Natalie is a litigator who represents corporations in all types of employment litigation matters before state and federal courts and agencies defending clients against claims involving discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, and retaliation. She also has extensive experience with both individual and class action wage and hour litigation, in cases involving :
- Misclassification of employees
- Unlawful deductions from employee pay
- Improper record keeping
- Missed meal and break periods
Natalie has handled numerous claims involving alleged violations of confidentiality, solicitation, and covenants not to compete, and often plays a significant role in assisting clients with structuring corporate transactions that minimize risk and maximize the value and success from a labor and employment perspective. Her experience spans the employment aspects of corporate transactions, including:
- Conducting due diligence
- Drafting employment, consulting severance and transitional services agreements
- Pre- and post-closing integration activities
Natalie is co-chair of the firm’s Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Automation practice group, which is focused on providing representation and compliance assistance to employers in the robotics industry and employers integrating automation, AI, telepresence and robotics into their workplaces.
This practice group partnered with a major insurance provider to create the first integrated policy covering users of robotics and robots with ingrained artificial intelligence.
She is also a member of the firm’s Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets practice group, Wage and Hour practice group, a core member of Littler’s Business Restructuring practice group and is co-chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Council.
- J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1997
- B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1993
Professional & Community Affiliations :
- Member, Board of Directors, Bar Association of San Francisco
- Member, State Bar of California
- Member, Labor and Employment Section, State Bar of California
- Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, State Bar of California
- President, Region XVII, Hispanic National Bar Association
- Chair, Office and Personnel Committee, Hispanic National Bar Association
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