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Notable Defendant Changes

Cooper v. United Airlines, Inc., ND CA Case No. 13-02870: Caucasian supervisor illegally hired to replace African American Plaintiff resigns after Smith Patten files lawsuit.
 
Bonillas v. United Airlines, Inc., ND CA Case No. 12-06574: Plaintiff who was demoted from his Supervisor position is promoted to Supervisor of Airframe Overhaul after Smith Patten files lawsuit on his behalf.
 
St. Martin v. Regents of the University of California, San Francisco et al, ND CA Case No. 14-01765: Plaintiff who was passed over for promotion is promoted to Assistant Superintendent for Housing Services after Smith Patten files lawsuit on his behalf.

Favorable Changes In The Law

Miller v. Southwest Airlines Co., ND CA Case No. 12-03482: In January 2014 Legislature enacts Labor Section 244 after Court rules that Smith Patten's client was required to exhaust whistleblower claims before Labor Commissioner. This new section provides that it is not necessary for an employee to exhaust administrative remedies in order to bring a civil action for violation of any provision of the Labor Code unless the section under which the action is brought expressly requires exhaustion of an administrative remedy. This will make it easier for lawsuits to be filed against employers.
Spencer Smith

Spencer Smith

Spencer F. Smith has earned a reputation for being one of the top young employment litigators in Northern California. Mr. Smith has settled seven figure cases with Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Smith has also reached six figure settlements with Parsons Brinkerhoff, In-In-Out, and other Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Smith's practice also includes public sector employment, including the City and County of San Francisco, Contra Costa County, and various municipalities and governmental entities throughout California.

Mr. Smith has successfully argued cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Court of Appeals. Mr. Smith has co-counseled with several high profile civil rights firms, serving as adviser and chief strategist in the majority of cases.Now in his own firm, Mr. Smith continues to vindicate employment rights throughout California. In the past two years Mr. Smith has represented a wide range of clients in many different types of situations: whistle blowing, wage-and-hour law, retaliation, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and gender, disability, race, sexual orientation, and age discrimination. Get in touch with experienced employment lawyer San Francisco, North California.

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Admitted, Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Admitted, Supreme Court of the United States

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Latest News

August 14, 2014: Freeman et al. v. BART: Five African American BART employees with over 100 years of combined service sue BART for discrimination in promotions.
 
August 11, 2014: Gresham v. Catholic Healthcare West: Plaintiff opposes Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment. Plaintiff alleges Defendant illegally withdrew offer of employment after persuading Plaintiff to move to California from Michigan.
 
August 4, 2014: La v. San Mateo County Transit District: Whistleblower who uncovered massive fraud opposes SamTrans' Motion to Dismiss.
 
July 21, 2014: Smith IV, et al. v. United Airlines et al.: Minority Ramp Servicemen Not Being Paid For Working Out of Class Oppose United Airlines' Second Motion To Dismiss.
 
July 21, 2014: Pryor v. United Airlines: Smith Patten files appeal on behalf of African American Flight Attendant who received racially hostile death threats in company mailbox.
 
July 7, 2014: Smith IV, et al. v. United Airlines et al.: Defendant United Airlines Files Second Motion To Dismiss Claims of Minority Ramp Servicemen Not Being Paid For Working Out of Class.
 
June 27, 2014: Johnson v. United Airlines: Court rules that African American Pilots and Operation Supervisors can move forward with their claims of race discrimination.
 
June 9, 2014: Bonillas v. United Airlines: Plaintiff requests additional briefing on Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment after Defendant serves in excess of 6000 comparator documents after the close of discovery.

Case Updates

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Latest Results

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Paul v. PG&E
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Confidential Executive
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