Marjorie Soto’s labor and employment practice covers single plaintiff and class action litigation, employment counseling, traditional labor (including union activity and collective bargaining), and M&A and complex transactions. She regularly defends employers in state and federal lawsuits alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) actions and unfair labor practice charges under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Marjorie is additionally experienced in managing complex transactions (including M&A), regularly providing clients with strategic advice on potential risks and practical, business-oriented solutions. She is also experienced in dealing with trade secret, confidentiality, non-compete and non-solicit matters in employment and separation contracts.
Marjorie is fully English/Spanish bilingual, frequently interfacing with witnesses and parties and drafting written communications in both languages.
Before practicing law, she was a multicultural recruiter for various Ivy League and other top-tier colleges and universities, where she helped make a college education accessible to students of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds by educating them on the aspects of the college application. She also led small/corporate and major gift fundraising and donor stewardship efforts for non-profit organizations, receiving a certification from The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
Represented international client in federal and state dismissals of multi-million dollar Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) class actions
Represented large American multi-brand restaurant operator in dismissal of national class action alleging bias claims in connection with wage and hour policies
Represented Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (NASDAQ:KALU) in its definitive agreement to purchase Alcoa Warrick LLC, containing all the assets of the Warrick Rolling Mill (Warrick), from Alcoa Corporation for a purchase price of $670 million
Courts / Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Northern District of California
US District Court for the Southern District of California
US District Court for the Eastern District of California
California Supreme Court
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