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Elizabeth  Murphy
Partner based in the Los Angeles Office
801 S. Figueroa Street 15th Floor
Los Angeles, CA  90017

p>Elizabeth Murphy is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP. She focuses her practice in employment law, representing a wide variety of California and national employers in various industries, including accounting, retail, banking, manufacturing, and hospitality. Ms. Murphy also specializes in the field of home health care through her extensive lecturing and advising work in support of home care employers throughout the state of California, and was quoted as a national expert in the area in The New York Times June 2014 article, “A Home Care Company Weighs New Wage and Labor Regulations.”

Liz’s experience includes advising employers in day-to-day management and decision making issues, such as handling sensitive terminations, preparing and negotiating employment and severance agreements, preparing and revising employee handbooks, training management and staff, and administering leaves of absence; and representing employers in wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour, and other employment-related litigation in state and federal court, arbitration, and before various governmental agencies such as the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Employment Development Department, and the Department of Labor.

Liz has handled scores of litigation matters from inception through completion. She has first-chaired several employment arbitration cases; prepared, argued and prevailed in many summary judgment motions; and lead teams of lawyers through trial. Most recently, in January 2009, Liz was lead trial counsel in a wrongful termination trial in the Los Angeles Central District Court, before Judge Otis D. Wright, in which the jury returned a unanimous verdict for the defense. The case involved allegations of fraud, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, and breach of contract.

A Los Angeles native, Liz attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, from which she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in 1990, and University of Southern California Gould School of Law, from which she obtained her Juris Doctor in 1994.