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Myra B. Villamor

Counsel

Los Angeles - Century City
Direct: (310) 201-1522
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Ms. Villamor is an attorney in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw and a member of the Labor & Employment practice group.  She defends management against class, multi-plaintiff, and single plaintiff employment lawsuits, including wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims.  Ms. Villamor represents employers before federal and California state courts, as well as federal and California administrative agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the California Labor Commissioner.  She has also obtained complete defense victories in state and federal bench and jury trials.

Ms. Villamor provides practical advice and counsel to employers regarding compliance with state and federal employment law and litigation risk management.  She has experience reviewing and drafting employment policies, procedures, handbooks, and other employment-related documents.

Ms. Villamor is a member of Seyfarth’s ADA Title III Specialty Team, and defends clients in lawsuits arising under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and related California disability access laws.  She has obtained summary judgment and trial wins for Fortune 500 clients in highly contentious disability access lawsuits.  Ms. Villamor also advises clients throughout the United States regarding ADA requirements and creating compliance policies and training programs.

Ms. Villamor served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Arthur L. Alarcón, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Ms. Villamor is an attorney in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw and a member of the Labor & Employment practice group.  She defends management against class, multi-plaintiff, and single plaintiff employment lawsuits, including wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims.  Ms. Villamor represents employers before federal and California state courts, as well as federal and California administrative agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the California Labor Commissioner.  She has also obtained complete defense victories in state and federal bench and jury trials.

Ms. Villamor provides practical advice and counsel to employers regarding compliance with state and federal employment law and litigation risk management.  She has experience reviewing and drafting employment policies, procedures, handbooks, and other employment-related documents.

Ms. Villamor is a member of Seyfarth’s ADA Title III Specialty Team, and defends clients in lawsuits arising under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and related California disability access laws.  She has obtained summary judgment and trial wins for Fortune 500 clients in highly contentious disability access lawsuits.  Ms. Villamor also advises clients throughout the United States regarding ADA requirements and creating compliance policies and training programs.

Ms. Villamor served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Arthur L. Alarcón, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law (2004)
    Editor, U.C. Davis Law Review
    Head Copy Editor, U.C. Davis Journal of Juvenile Law and Policy
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (2001)
    magna cum laude
    Phi Beta Kappa
    College Honors

Admissions

  • California

Courts

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

Affiliations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California, Cy Pres Committee

Publications

  • “What’s the Point of Having a Lawful Meal-Break Policy? Trial Court Certifies Brinker Meal-Break Class on Remand,” California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (November 18, 2013)
  • “The 2013 Amendment to the Wage-Statement Statute: A Dog With Bark Worse Than Bite?,” California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (June 19, 2013)

Accolades

  • Super Lawyers Magazine — 2012-2015 Southern California Rising Star, Employment Litigation: Defense