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Three Fisher Phillips Attorneys Listed in Southern California "Rising Stars"


IRVINE, CA (June 6, 2014) – Fisher Phillips Usama Kahf, Boris Sorsher, Lizbeth Ochoa, and in the firm’s Irvine, Calif. office are listed in Southern California Rising Stars as three of the top attorneys in the region for 2014. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Southern California are selected for the designation.

Rising Stars is part of Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters’ business and rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas, who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.

Kahf counsels employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including wage and hour, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, employee discipline and termination, and trade secrets. He also regularly advises clients on workplace investigations and employee classification issues, as well as on document retention and preservation obligations under state and federal law.

Ochoa represents employers on various employment-related matters, including discrimination, unlawful harassment, wrongful termination, unfair business practices and wage and hour issues. She has experience litigating employment matters in state and federal courts as well as in state and federal administrative agencies such as the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the EEOC and others.

Sorsher focuses his practice area in all areas of labor and employment law, including defense of class actions. He has successfully represented clients in mediation, arbitration, as well as state and federal court proceedings.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. The first Super Lawyers list was published in 1991 and by 2009 the rating service had expanded nationwide. In February 2010 Super Lawyers was acquired by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for business and professionals.

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