James K. Ayden is an associate in the firm's Oakland office. He represents public entities in the firm's Governance & Leadership, Labor & Employment, eMatters, and Litigation practice groups. He provides a wide array of services, with a focus on general counsel and labor and employment issues.
James advises clients in all aspects of labor and employment law including in the areas of employee discipline and discharge, employment contracts, labor relations, leaves of absence, and employment discrimination. He regularly handles and has successfully represented employers before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the Public Employment Relations Board.
Before joining Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost, he practiced labor and employment law, representing clients in various stages of civil litigation. Prior to that, Mr. Ayden completed a fellowship with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in its Los Angeles regional office and a judicial externship in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. His work included researching and analyzing cases involving labor and employment law, tax law, and criminal law and procedure. Before attending law school, Mr. Ayden worked in the field of information technology.
Mr. Ayden earned his Juris Doctor at UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles, CA. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.A. in Law & Society, both from University of California, Santa Barbara.
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