Our Firm

Los Angeles employment lawyers

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Eric A. Panitz

Founding Attorney

Eric A. Panitz stands apart from other attorneys with his depth of experience winning tough employment law cases. His legal knowledge is strengthened by decades of experience as a Los Angeles employer and understanding of issues in the technology and aviation fields.

Background

Eric specializes in civil litigation, representing individuals in employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation cases, whistleblower and class action wage-and-hour cases, as well as serious personal injury cases.

Achievements

  • Multiple Seven Figure Verdicts and Settlements up to $10 million
  • Multiple Class Action Certifications and Settlements
  • Edited portions of Internet Gaming Law by I. Nelson Rose and Martin D. Owens (2005), and handles legal issues in Internet gaming law
  • Commercial pilot and flight instructor, well-versed in legal matters involving aviation

Qualifications

  • California State Bar Association, 2006
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California, 2006
  • Whittier Law School, Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude 2005
  • Affiliations: Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Practicing in many counties and courts throughout Southern California

Gerardo J. Sosa

Associate Counsel

Gerardo Sosa practices a client-centered approach as a litigator. He understands the importance of guiding each of his clients through the legal process, and maintains consistent communication with clients at all stages of their cases. Gerardo is proud to advocate for the rights of the community.

Background

Gerardo focuses on wrongful termination matters, and represents clients on claims related to disability discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, race discrimination, age discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, gender discrimination, national origin discrimination, as well as any other basis permitted under the law. Gerardo also helps employees assert their back wages claims, meal and rest break claims, overtime claims, and wage and hour claims.

Achievements

Gerardo has handled numerous wrongful termination matters from intake through to resolution, allowing clients from all backgrounds to hold their employers accountable for illegal acts. Gerardo has successfully litigated motions at both state and federal level, including successfully opposing a motion to compel arbitration and twice remanding the same matter from federal court to state court.

Qualifications

  • California State Bar Admission, 2016
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California, 2017
  • University of California, Irvine School of Law, JD, 2016. Dean’s Merit Scholarship
  • Affiliations: California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Fluent in Spanish