Nicholas D. Poper

Associate

Los Angeles
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Overview

Nick Poper represents employers in the defense of class actions and single-plaintiff matters in state and federal courts, arbitrations and administrative proceedings. His experience includes cases involving wrongful termination, discrimination, Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims and wage and hour issues. Nick also advises and counsels employers on federal and state employment laws.

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  • Represented a municipal water district in defense of lawsuit brought by a former high-level executive involving allegations of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Prepared motion for summary judgment that resulted in favorable settlement within weeks at fraction of plaintiff’s initial demand.

  • Day-to-day management of class action involving approximately 60,000 putative class members involving the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Responsible for taking and defending depositions and preparing motions related to class certification.

  • On behalf of an international interpretation and translation services provider, obtained dismissal of Ninth Circuit appeal in a case involving wage and hour, discrimination and wrongful termination claims.

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Experience

  • Represented a municipal water district in defense of lawsuit brought by a former high-level executive involving allegations of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Prepared motion for summary judgment that resulted in favorable settlement within weeks at fraction of plaintiff’s initial demand.

  • Day-to-day management of class action involving approximately 60,000 putative class members involving the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Responsible for taking and defending depositions and preparing motions related to class certification.

  • On behalf of an international interpretation and translation services provider, obtained dismissal of Ninth Circuit appeal in a case involving wage and hour, discrimination and wrongful termination claims.

  • Conducted depositions and witness interviews of putative class members in class action alleging misclassification of warehouse workers. The court denied class certification.

  • Prepared and developed strategy for statewide exempt status audit of employees for national food services company and drafted audit checklist regarding the same.

  • Represented clients in defense of numerous class actions involving allegations of wage and hour violations, PAGA claims and unfair competition.

  • Conducts harassment training for clients.

Recognitions and Memberships

Pro Bono

  • Provided employment counseling to a national nonprofit organization.

  • Conducted employment training for employees of a nonprofit children’s home.

  • Obtained a finding of no cause from the Department of Fair Employment and Housing on behalf of a Northern California nonprofit organization in case alleging discrimination and retaliation.

Prior Positions

  • California Office of the Attorney General
    • Los Angeles: Certified Legal Intern (2012)
    • Sacramento: Legal Extern (2012)
  • California State Personnel Board, Sacramento: Law Clerk (2011 to 2012)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • California

Education

  • J.D., Business Law, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, 2013, with distinction; Top 15 percent; Deans' Honor List (2010 to 2013); Traynor Honor Society; McGeorge Global Business & Development Law Journal, Associate Comment Editor
  • B.A., Political Science, University of California, San Diego, 2009