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Timothy Hix

Partner

Los Angeles - Downtown
Direct: (213) 270-9622
Fax: (310) 282-6970
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Mr. Hix is a partner in Labor & Employment practice group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP's Los Angeles office where he represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law. Mr. Hix’s practice focuses on litigating wrongful termination, employment discrimination, sexual and racial harassment, employee discipline and discharge, and trade secrets cases.

Mr. Hix is a partner in Labor & Employment practice group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP's Los Angeles office where he represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law. Mr. Hix’s practice focuses on litigating wrongful termination, employment discrimination, sexual and racial harassment, employee discipline and discharge, and trade secrets cases.

Education

  • J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, cum laude (1996)
    Pepperdine Law Review, Associate Editor (1995-96), Member (1994-95)
  • B.A., Pepperdine University (1990)

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • United States Supreme Court (2002)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1999)
  • U.S. District Court for the Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California

Representative Engagements

Recent Trial Experience

  • Coleman v. Costco Wholesale Corp., (2006).  Represented Costco in the defense of claims of age discrimination, retaliation, and breach of contraction.  Jury returned a complete defense verdict in two hours.

Representative Cases

  • Barraza v. Los Angeles Times Communications LLC, (2005).  Represented the Los Angeles Times in case alleging claims of disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, and failure to engage in the interactive process.  Obtained complete summary judgment in favor of the Los Angeles Times on all causes of action.
  • Lim v. The Prudential Insurance Company of America, (2005).  Represented employer in case asserting claims for breach of contract and wrongful termination in violation of public policy.  Superior Court granted summary judgment in favor of employer.  Court of Appeal affirmed the decision in an unpublished opinion.
  • Castillo v. EarthLink, Inc. (2007) Represented employer in claim for failure to pay overtime, reimburse business expenses, and violation of meal/rest periods.
  • Cuellar v. Crothall (2007) Represented employer in case alleging sexual harassment and sexual assault by two alleged supervisors on a subordinate.
  • Dack v. Meritage (2003) Represented employer in claim of gender and pregnancy discrimination.
  • Gant v. Rewards Network (2006) Represented Rewards Network in case alleging racial discrimination and wrongful termination.
  • Gutierrez v. Chef Solutions, Inc. (2005) Represented Chef Solutions in case alleging age discrimination and breach of contract in connection with a reduction in force.
  • Hart v. Quality Carriers (2006) Represented Quality Carriers in class action alleging misclassification of putative class members as independent contractors.
  • Jones v. GENCO (2004) Represented employer in action brought by nine plaintiffs alleging a pattern and practice of racial discrimination.
  • Ladin v. Barton (2005) Represented employer in case alleging violation of Family and Medical Leave Act.
  • Otis v. Los Angeles Times Communications LLC (2005) Represented employer in case alleging claim of retaliation for participation in investigation of sexual harassment.
  • Peoples v. Los Angeles Times Communications LLC (2005) Represented employer in case alleging claim of racial and age discrimination.
  • Romero v. Sky Chefs (2006) Represented employer in claim of sexual orientation and gender discrimination.
  • Salas v. Sky Chefs (2005) Represented employer in claim brought by seven plaintiffs alleging racial discrimination and work place violence.
  • Toicerkani v. Motorola (2007) Represented Motorola in case alleging racial, national origin, and religious discrimination.
  • Tucker v. California Council on Problem Gambling (2005) Represented employer in case alleging breach of contract and various whistle-blower claims. 

Presentations

  • “Recent Trends in California Labor & Employment Law,” Breakfast Briefing series, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (2007)
  • “Employment Law Update,” Labor Law Symposium, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (October 2003)