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Jennifer Kramer

Graduating from college with a double major in nothing practical, I still knew I wanted to make the world a fairer place.  A year of "teaching" English at a Bulgarian high school after college showed me that to make a difference, I needed a skill. 

Even before graduating from law school in 1999, the focus of my legal career has been representing California's employees. Enforcing California's employment laws started with volunteering during law school at public interest foundations.  I was lucky to land a position with a boutique employment law firm in Los Angeles shortly after I obtained my California Bar admission.  Since 2007, I have operated my own firm.  Along the way, I have picked up skills inside and outside the courtroom to help curb illegal employment practices - to help make California workplaces fairer.  

 

Education

University of San Francisco
Juris Doctor, 1999

University of Michigan
B.A., History & Political Science, 1993

Activities & Affiliations

• California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) - Co-Chair Wage & Hour Committee
• National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
• Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)

Bar Admissions

• California

 
 

 
 
 

Senior litigation associate

Barbara DuVan-Clarke

During a quite challenging time in the world with situations like Saddam Hussein and the Rwandan genocides, I thought that I wanted to practice international criminal law. Accordingly, I went to a law school with ties to each of the International Criminal Tribunals. After deciding that prosecuting war crimes was not how I wanted to spend my career, I got a law clerk position at a boutique plaintiff’s-side employment discrimination firm. I fell in love, and have been fighting for plaintiffs in employment law cases ever since – even before becoming licensed.

I have been litigating, mediating, and arbitrating on behalf of people who have been treated unfairly at work since December 2008. I am dedicated to fighting for the rights of California’s employees in both individual and class cases. As a working mom, I have a particular passion for vindicating the rights of women who have suffered breastfeeding, pregnancy, and other sex discrimination and harassment in the workplace. While I only joined the firm in December 2018, I plan on staying for the next few decades, working alongside Jennifer to fight for the underdog against any type of employer.

Education:  Case Western Reserve University, J.D. 2007

UCLA, B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in American Constitutional Jurisprudence

Activities and Affiliations:   California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) (Member of Mentor Committee); Labor and Employment Section, California Bar Association

Bar Admissions:  California; Ninth Circuit; Southern, Northern, Central, and Eastern  Federal District Courts of California