Leslie Helmer has engaged exclusively in the representation of employers with respect to almost all aspects of labor and employment relations since she graduated from law school. She has represented both companies and individual defendants in sexual harassment, employment discrimination, disability and wrongful discharge cases in the state and federal courts and has conducted numerous mediations in the employment discrimination area. She also has counseled employers with respect to personnel decisions including terminations and layoffs, wage and hour policies, employee handbooks, family and medical leaves of absence and disability accommodation issues. In addition, Ms. Helmer has negotiated a number of executive employment agreements and conducted extensive training on sexual harassment investigations and compliance with the various state and federal disability/leave-related laws. She also has assisted numerous "start-up" companies in developing and implementing personnel policies and procedures.
Ms. Helmer worked in Washington, D.C., at the White House and Department of Commerce from 1985-1987.
Bar and Court Admissions
United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California
University of California-Los Angeles, J.D., 1990
Stanford University, B.A., 1985