LOS ANGELES—Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that the firm has elevated Alexander Chemers and Amber Roller to shareholder. Chemers and Roller practice in the firm’s Los Angeles office and are two of 17 attorneys elected to the 2019 class of new shareholders.
Chemers has significant experience defending employers against wage and hour claims, ranging from single plaintiff administrative proceedings to class actions involving thousands of putative class members. These cases have involved the panoply of wage and hour claims, including alleged violations of minimum wage, overtime, prevailing wage, regular rate, meal period and rest break, business expenses, and wage statement statutes. He has also successfully defended companies against alleged violations of federal statutes, including disability access claims under Title III and pre-employment disclosures under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. He has also assisted clients who are facing cases involving claims for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and failure to accommodate.
In her employment litigation practice, Roller focuses on defending employers on the full range of employment claims, including discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination, and family and medical leave laws. She also counsels clients regarding disciplinary decisions, workplace accommodations, leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, and other employment-related transactions. Roller also has extensive experience advising and defending clients in matters involving access for individuals with disabilities under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the California Unruh Civil Rights Act. She frequently represents retail stores, restaurants, stadiums, and other places of public accommodation in litigation and by providing compliance guidance and best practices.
About Ogletree Deakins
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for eight consecutive years. In 2019, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law – Management category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 850 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.