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Fisher Phillips Partners McDonald and Scherwin Recognized in 2018 Edition of Southern California Super Lawyers


LOS ANGELES (January 30, 2018) – Fisher Phillips announces Partners James J. McDonald, Jr. in the firm’s Irvine office and Todd B. Scherwin in the Los Angeles office have been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers 2018 Edition®.

Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The objective of the Super Lawyers selection process is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource to assist in the search for legal counsel. Only approximately five percent of the Southern California Bar receive the distinction.

McDonald is the managing partner of the firm's Irvine office. He has defended employers in hundreds of lawsuits alleging wrongful termination, employment discrimination, sexual and other forms of harassment, wage and hour violations, retaliation and defamation. McDonald also advises employers on how to prevent employment disputes from arising and on various strategic human resource management issues. He is the author of the book California Employment Law: An Employer’s Guide, published by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in 2016. McDonald received his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University (1984) and his B.A. from New College of Florida (1981). He has been listed in Southern California Super Lawyers every year since 2007.

Scherwin is the managing partner of the firm's Los Angeles office. He represents employers in various aspects of labor and employment law, including Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) actions and class actions, employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims. Scherwin also regularly counsels employers on handling difficult issues with their workforce including state and federal leave laws and wage-hour laws. He earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (2005) and his B.A. from the University of California, San Diego (2002). He has been selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers every year since 2015 and Southern California Super Lawyers – Rising Stars in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

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