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Teresa R. Tracy Joins Freeman Freeman & Smiley’s Labor and Employment Practice

LOS ANGELES (March 16, 2015) — The law firm Freeman Freeman & Smiley, LLP announced today that Teresa “Terri” R. Tracy, a recognized labor and employment attorney, has joined the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice as a partner in the Los Angeles office.

Ms. Tracy’s practice focuses on advising and representing employers in litigation arising under federal and state law, including complex wage and hour and class action and collective action cases, discrimination, wrongful termination, workplace harassment, defamation, fraud, trade secrets, unfair competition and retaliation.  She also handles union organizing campaigns, negotiations, grievances and arbitrations, collective bargaining, and unfair labor practice charges.  Ms. Tracy was previously Chair of the Labor & Employment Group at Gladstone, Michel, Weisberg, Willner & Sloane, ALC.

“Terri’s deep and diverse experience makes her an ideal complement to our existing employment practice,” said Steven Ziven, managing partner of FFS. “She will be of great value to our clients and we are pleased to welcome her to the firm.”

“FFS is a unique firm that combines top-notch legal representation with a sophisticated focus on preventing and solving employment issues for its regional, national, and international clients,” Ms. Tracy said.  “I am excited to partner with my colleagues to further meet my clients’ needs.”

Ms. Tracy was named nine times to the Southern California Super Lawyers list and she was recognized on its “Top 50: 2011 Women Southern California Super Lawyers” list.  She earned her J.D. from Loyola University School of Law and her B.A. from California State University Northridge.

About Freeman Freeman & Smiley, LLP

Freeman Freeman & Smiley, LLP is a nationally recognized, full-service law firm with over four decades of experience.  From two Southern California offices, our attorneys serve clients who range from Fortune 500 companies to start-up businesses to individuals in the distinct practice areas of Business Transactions and Tax, Labor and Employment, Real Estate Transactions, Securities Regulation and Litigation, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, and Charitable and Non-Profit Organization Planning.  For the third consecutive year, we have been ranked Tier 1 amongst 2015 “Best Law Firms” by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report, and ten of our attorneys are recognized on the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list.

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