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Chelsea D. Mesa

Partner

Los Angeles - Downtown
Direct: (213) 270-9725
Fax: (310) 551-8441
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Ms. Mesa is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Her practice focuses on advising employers concerning various employment-related issues, including compliance with California and federal anti-discrimination, anti-harassment and leave laws, and other human resources practices, as well as negotiating and documenting employment and severance agreements.  Ms. Mesa also counsels clients on their employment policies, and performs trainings on all aspects of employment conduct, including California-mandated sexual harassment training, discrimination training, and training on the interplay of the Americans with Disability Act with state and federal leave laws.  In addition, Ms. Mesa advises employers on hiring and termination decisions, including those where federal and state WARN requirements are triggered, and handling performance deficiencies and evaluations.

Ms. Mesa has extensive experience litigating employment matters on behalf of clients in the retail, manufacturing, entertainment, distribution, food-service, health care and technology industries, including single-plaintiff discrimination, wage and hour, harassment, and wrongful termination matters, as well as class actions.   Ms. Mesa also has experience in handling traditional labor matters, including arbitrations regarding issues arising under collective bargaining agreements and advising clients on union-related issues.

Ms. Mesa is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Her practice focuses on advising employers concerning various employment-related issues, including compliance with California and federal anti-discrimination, anti-harassment and leave laws, and other human resources practices, as well as negotiating and documenting employment and severance agreements.  Ms. Mesa also counsels clients on their employment policies, and performs trainings on all aspects of employment conduct, including California-mandated sexual harassment training, discrimination training, and training on the interplay of the Americans with Disability Act with state and federal leave laws.  In addition, Ms. Mesa advises employers on hiring and termination decisions, including those where federal and state WARN requirements are triggered, and handling performance deficiencies and evaluations.

Ms. Mesa has extensive experience litigating employment matters on behalf of clients in the retail, manufacturing, entertainment, distribution, food-service, health care and technology industries, including single-plaintiff discrimination, wage and hour, harassment, and wrongful termination matters, as well as class actions.   Ms. Mesa also has experience in handling traditional labor matters, including arbitrations regarding issues arising under collective bargaining agreements and advising clients on union-related issues.

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law (2001)
    with honors
  • B.A., University of Texas, Austin (1998)
    with high honors

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee
     

Presentations

  • "New California FEHA Regs Effective 4/1/16: Update Policies & Training Now," Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (March 30, 2016)

Publications