Jacqueline M. Litra is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office and is a leader of the Labor & Employment Practice Group. With extensive experience in labor negotiations and personnel matters, she assists clients with employee discipline and dismissal, employee leaves, disability accommodations, hiring practices, investigations, and other personnel issues. She regularly works with clients in labor relations matters including negotiating collective bargaining agreements using both traditional and interest based bargaining models, representing clients in grievance arbitrations and defending clients against unfair labor practice charges.
With significant experience in labor and employment litigation, she represents clients in state and federal court on employment discrimination and First Amendment claims. Ms. Litra also handles discrimination and retaliation claims before the DFEH and EEOC.
Additionally, Ms. Litra is skilled in student and board governance and policy matters, advising clients on education equity, student rights, student discipline, open meetings, and public records requests. She is an experienced investigator and investigates a diverse range of matters including financial misconduct, pupil fees, Title IX complaints, employee misconduct, discrimination, and bullying.
Ms. Litra also designs and delivers trainings in various areas including implicit bias, student discipline, employee discipline, labor negotiations, conducting investigations, preventing and addressing discrimination and sexual harassment, among others.
Ms. Litra earned her Juris Doctor at Michigan State University College of Law and obtained a B.A. with High Honors in Psychology from Michigan State University. She is licensed to practice in California and Illinois.