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DLA Piper LLP (US)
2000 AVENUE OF THE STARS
SUITE 400 NORTH TOWER
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067-4704
United States
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Work Department

Employment; Emerging Growth and Venture Capital; Global Governance and Compliance

Position

Partner

Career

Holly R. Lake is an employment litigator who also advises clients on all matters related to employment, including OFCCP compliance and affirmative action program development. She acts as a partner to her clients, making it her business to understand their needs and goals, and then developing a legal strategy that’s unique to the case at hand. Her approach has resulted in trial victories, summary judgment wins and success in managing scores of single-plaintiff cases filed after she helped defeat class certification.

Education

J.D., New York Law School; M.P.H., San Jose State University; A.B., University of California at Berkeley

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

DLA Piper LLP (US) has an ‘outstanding practice across the board‘, and is known to cover the full range of labor and employment disputes for clients from the financial services, advertising, fashion, and healthcare sectors, among others. Brian Kaplan heads the department and is considered an ‘extraordinary lawyer‘. He was part of a team that successfully defended New York University in multiple lawsuits and charges in excess of $50m against a former adjunct instructor relating to alleged discrimination. Joseph Piesco represents Fox in several disputes, each alleging race discrimination. Piesco and Norman Leon also reached a favorable judgment for Domino’s after employees of numerous franchisees tried to hold the client liable as a ‘joint employer’. Counsel Garrett Kennedy, who is the ‘perfect partner in challenging disputes‘, was also involved in both cases; Daniel Turinsky is noted. Aforementioned lawyers are based in New York. Other highlighted individuals are San Diego’s Mary Dollarhide and Joseph Guarino in New Jersey. In Dallas, Marc Katz and Isabel Crosby, who joined from Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP in February 2018, are the key contacts. Evan Parness in New York made partner in April 2018. New arrivals to the team include Holly Lake in Los Angeles from Miller Law Group in September 2018 and Ryan Vann in Chicago from Baker McKenzie LLP. In March 2018, the Chicago-based former department head Michael Sheehan left the firm for McDermott Will & Emery LLP, and not long after, in April 2018, a team including Rachel Cowen, Ron Holland and Maria Rodriguez made the same move.