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Jamie Chanin Pollaci

Partner

Los Angeles - Century City
Direct: (310) 201-1549
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Ms. Pollaci is a partner in the Labor and Employment Department in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She focuses her practice on various employment law issues, including discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, and FMLA/CFRA leave issues. Ms. Pollaci also has substantial experience litigating contract, non-compete and trade secret matters.

Ms. Pollaci is a partner in the Labor and Employment Department in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She focuses her practice on various employment law issues, including discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, and FMLA/CFRA leave issues. Ms. Pollaci also has substantial experience litigating contract, non-compete and trade secret matters.

Education

  • J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law (2006)
    magna cum laude
    Note and Comment Editor, Pepperdine Law Review
  • B.A., Columbia University (2003)

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Representative Engagements

  • 3M Unitek Corp. adv. Gonzalez, BC 493991 (Cal. Super. Ct., Los Angeles County)   single-plaintiff case alleging disability discrimination and failure to accommodate/ prevailed on summary judgment, and prevailed on appeal
  • Big Lots Stores, Inc. adv. Beetschen, CIVRS1109174 (Cal. Super. Ct., San Bernardino County) single-plaintiff case alleging misclassification of a store manager, breach of contract and disability discrimination/ prevailed on summary judgment
  • 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. adv. Rosenloev 30 2009 00180140 (Cal. Super. Ct., Orange County) class action alleging unlawful deductions and failure to provide meal and rest periods and pay split-shift premiums
  • 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. adv. Suppa, BC 422120 (Cal. Super. Ct., Los Angeles County) class action alleging claims for meal and rest periods, commissions and overtime wages for all non-exempt employees
  • Brookstone, Inc. adv. Ailey, BC513688 (Cal. Super. Ct., Los Angeles County) class action alleging unpaid off-the-clock work before and after shift and failure to reimburse expenses
  • Costco Wholesale Corp. adv. Thomas, SACV13-00275-DOC-JPR (C.D. Cal.) single-plaintiff whistleblower case alleging retaliation and wrongful termination, and involving sensitive business practices/ prevailed at trial
  • Costco Wholesale Corp. adv. Fay, 5:10-cv-00834-DDP-DTB (C.D. Cal.) single-plaintiff case alleging retaliation and wrongful termination/ prevailed on summary judgment, and prevailed on appeal
  • ADP Totalsource, Inc. adv. Yardley, 2:13-cv-04639-MWF-JCG (C.D. Cal.) single-plaintiff case alleging thousands of hours of unpaid overtime due to misclassification, wrongful constructive discharge and intentional infliction of emotional distress/ moved for partial summary judgment on all non-wage claims and prevailed
  • Rothschild Inc. adv. Vicino, 37-2010-00423497-CU-WT-CJC (Cal. Super. Ct., San Diego County)    single-plaintiff case alleging claims for defamation and interference with contract
  • White Memorial Medical Center adv. Estevez, et al. (arbitration) multi-plaintiff case alleging age discrimination, disability discrimination and failure to accommodate
  • Solar Turbines Incorporated adv. Mejdrich, 37-2011-00101737-CU-OE-CTL (Cal. Super. Ct., San Diego County)   current-employee-plaintiff, employed for 20+ years, alleging sex discrimination, retaliation and violation of California equal pay statute
  • 3M Company adv. Piermartiri, 30-2011-00474885-CU-WT-CJC (Cal. Super. Ct., Orange County)   single-plaintiff case alleging sexual harassment and retaliation
  • Target Corporation adv. Daguio, M116247 (Cal. Super. Ct., Monterey County)  claims for pregnancy discrimination and violation of California’s pregnancy disability leave law
  • Big Lots Stores, Inc. adv. Lopez INC, 1103953 (Cal. Super. Ct., Riverside County) alleging sexual harassment, assault, battery, and wrongful constructive termination
  • Thales Avionics Inc. adv. Keith,30-2010-00423497-CU-WT-CJC  (Cal. Super. Ct., Orange County) single-plaintiff case with both wrongful termination and wage and hour (misclassification, overtime, meal and rest periods) components

Publications