News & Events

News & Events

Stay connected to Payne & Fears. We routinely provide training and educational programs, attend industry conferences and participate in community events.

Firm News, Labor and Employment Law
Jun 06 | Firm News, Labor and Employment Law
Bree Oswald has joined Payne & Fears LLP as an associate attorney based in the firm's Irvine office. Bree represents clients in all areas of labor and employment law and handles complex litigation. In addition to her experience with employment matters, Bree has an extensive background in handling products liability and toxic tort matters involving high exposure catastrophic injuries.
Webinar
2021 | Webinar
Join us for a lively discussion of critical year-end updates for California employers.  We will address new legislation and key case rulings.  
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2021 |
Location: Dana Point, CA
Lost amidst the discourse of Millennials and the multigenerational workforce is the understated but no less significant ascension of Generation X to the highest rungs of power in the firm. As with their predecessors, this newest generation offers its own unique set of leadership priorities—an important distinction in an era of change. What lessons have these ascendant executives gleaned from senior colleagues? What initiatives does each feel will usher their firms to new heights? Where and how will marketing, sales, business development, and client service professionals pave the way for sustained success?
Awards & Recognition
2021 | Awards & Recognition
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Congratulations to the nine Payne & Fears partners included in the Best Lawyers® In America 2022 Edition. Jeffrey K. Brown has been voted the 2022 Lawyer of the Year for Litigation in Labor and Employment in Orange County.
Awards & Recognition, Labor and Employment Law
2021 | Awards & Recognition, Labor and Employment Law
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Payne & Fears’ partner Sarah J. Odia has been named to the list of 2021 Super Lawyers® Mountain States Rising Stars, recognizing her excellent contributions to the Las Vegas area legal community.
Firm News, Labor and Employment Law
2021 | Firm News, Labor and Employment Law
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Jessica Vidal represents and advises employers in all labor and employment matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage-and-hour law, and Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”) claims.
Speaking Engagement
2021 | Speaking Engagement
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Awards & Recognition, Labor and Employment Law
2021 | Awards & Recognition, Labor and Employment Law
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Firm News, Labor and Employment Law
2021 | Firm News, Labor and Employment Law
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Congratulations to the three Payne & Fears partners included in the inaugural edition of The Best Lawyers® Employment Law. This stand-alone publication celebrates the accomplishments of lawyers practicing in employment law. Best Lawyers® conducts an in-depth multi-phase process that includes nominations, independent research evaluations of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.
Firm News, Labor and Employment Law
2021 | Firm News, Labor and Employment Law
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Nicole R. Kardassakis has joined Payne & Fears LLP as an associate attorney. She will practice within the Employment Law Group and will be based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

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