December 18, 2018

Payne & Fears LLP Welcomes Raymond J. Nhan

December 18, 2018 – Irvine, Calif. – Payne & Fears LLP is pleased to announce that Raymond J. Nhan has joined the firm. Ray will practice within the Employment Law Group in the firm’s Irvine headquarters.

Ray represents clients in a wide range of employment matters in court and before administrative agencies. Ray also counsels employers on various labor and employment issues—including complying with federal and state laws.

Immediately before joining Payne & Fears, Ray completed a one-year clerkship at the United States District Court: Central District of California in Los Angeles. Ray was shared with approximately a dozen Article III judges and gained valuable experience working with many chambers. Before clerking, Ray worked at a non-profit where he sued and defended against various labor unions. 

Ray earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law in 2015 and B.A. in Political Science from U.C. Santa Barbara in 2012. In law school, Ray was a Senior Editor on the Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice, co-President of USC’s Federalist Society student chapter, and participated in the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project. 

“We are pleased to welcome Raymond to our firm’s growing Employment Practice Group,” said Amy Patton, Chair of Payne & Fears LLP’s Employment Law Group. “We are confident his clerkship at the U.S. District Court – Central District will prove valuable to our client and litigation teams.”

Get to know Ray… 

What activities do you enjoy outside of work?

I’m a huge sports fan. I live a little too vicariously through my teams—the Dodgers, Rams, and Lakers. My college sports allegiances are too complicated for this blurb. A week after I took the bar, I won Sports Jeopardy!—twice. 

What are three words to describe Payne & Fears LLP? 

Accomplished, determined, team-centered.

People would be surprised if they knew? 

I interned at President Ronald Reagan’s Rancho Del Cielo in college, and I gave tours of his home.