Employment & Labor
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Los Angeles Direct: 310.312.4381 General: 310.312.4000 Fax: 310.312.4224
Costa Mesa Direct: 714.338.2734 General: 714.371.2500 Fax: 714.371.2550
University of California Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 1999. Member and Symposium Editor, UCLA Law Review.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., with distinction, 1991.
Esra Hudson’s practice focuses on all aspects of employment law and related litigation. She represents companies in state and federal court in claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge and related tort claims, breach of contract, trade secrets, and unfair competition, and all other employment-related matters. Ms. Hudson also defends companies against employment-based class actions. She regularly represents employers in proceedings before state and federal agencies, including the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms. Hudson’s litigation practice also includes extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and private mediation.
In addition to a litigation practice, Ms. Hudson advises companies on a variety of employment and personnel management issues. She also regularly develops employment manuals and policies, as well as executive employment and severance agreements. Ms. Hudson provides a wide array of management training on a variety of employment-related subjects, including sexual harassment and discrimination prevention.
Ms. Hudson provides services for companies in a variety of industries, including entertainment, financial services, healthcare, transportation, insurance, manufacturing, the service industry and nonprofits.
Voted a Southern California “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine, 2007-2009.
Admitted to practice in California and Colorado. Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
Board of Directors, California Women's Law Center.
Board of Trustees, Laurence School.
Member, American Bar Association.
Member, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.
Provide pro bono adoption services for Public Counsel and Alliance for Children's Rights.
Speaker, "2012 Entertainment Labor Law Symposium," Los Angeles County Bar Association, February 9, 2012.
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