Lora Silverman counsels employers on a broad spectrum of issues pertaining to the employment relationship. She works closely with her clients to resolve personnel problems when they arise and to implement corrections to employment practices where necessary so that risk can be minimized for the future. In her counseling practice, Ms. Silverman endeavors to hear the “whole problem,” not just the legal issues, as many times successful resolution requires understanding of the business needs and personal concerns of the parties involved.
Ms. Silverman’s works with clients on the following
- Advice and counseling on personnel management, employee discipline and termination
- Responding to internal employee complaints
- Developing personnel policies and practices suitable to the size and culture of an organization
- Counseling on leave of absence issues, disability rights and reasonable accommodations
- Response to complaints of discrimination, harassment and retaliation filed with state and federal agencies
- Executive contract negotiation and “work outs”
- Corporate reorganization and reductions in force
- Confidentiality and non–disclosure agreements; trade secret protection
- Confidential resolution/negotiation of high stakes cases, pre-complaint
- Due diligence with regard to labor issues in corporate acquisition
- Compliance review and self-audit of payroll practices
- Audits by state and federal departments of labor
- Defense of claims filed with the California Labor Commissioner
- Working with non-profit boards and executive staff regarding personnel management issues
Ms. Silverman represents businesses of every size, including non-profit organizations. Her client list includes a national food manufacturing company; a local museum and cultural center; a Southern California hospital; a multi-facility non-profit organization serving disabled adults; a group-home for teenagers; a multi-state janitorial service provider; restaurants; property management companies; doctor offices and IPA’s; film and commercial production companies; an internet advertising company; and several local synagogues.
Ms. Silverman was born and raised in Los Angeles. Before law school, she enjoyed a brief career in college admissions working for her alma mater. She began her legal career as an associate at Irell & Manella in Los Angeles, specializing in labor law and litigation. When not practicing law at the office, Ms. Silverman serves as pro bono labor counsel to her synagogue and she serves on the Board of her children’s school. She enjoys long-distance running, Major League Baseball, and warming the benches at Pony League and AYSO games.