OCBA Member Dawn Knepper Joins Buchalter

Buchalter welcomed OCBA member Dawn Knepper to the firm's Labor & Employment Practice in its Orange County Office. Knepper joins Buchalter from Ogletree Deakins.

Representing employers in all aspects of employment law including litigation and counseling in both federal and state court, Knepper has extensive experience defending employers in a myriad of employment actions, including employment-related lawsuits and agency claims. Knepper’s experience includes successfully defending employers in both jury and bench trials and in arbitration proceedings including actions alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Along with her litigation practice, Knepper provides advice to employers concerning litigation avoidance, wage and hour laws, leaves of absence, employee discipline, hiring and termination issues, privacy claims, and other issues arising in the human resources context. Knepper also has significant experience in assisting clients in planning and conducting reductions-in-force (RIFs) and multiple employee terminations, including evaluating issues and preparing materials relating to the WARN Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act.

Knepper is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Sections of the American Bar Association, State Bar of California, and Orange County Bar Association, and the Employment Law Section of the Texas Bar Association. Further, she is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She earned her J.D. with honors from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2000 and her B.A. from the University of Texas, Austin in 1996.