Erin (Mindoro) Ezra, a partner in the Irvine office, focuses her practice on employment law and litigation.Erin has successfully represented clients in wage and hour disputes, sexual harassment, discrimination, accommodation, retaliation, and other employment disputes.In addition to litigation, Erin also works with business owners, managers, and human resource departments to help ensure sound practices that prevent employment litigation and minimize workplace disputes. Erin was also recognized in Top Verdict’s "Top 10 Labor & Employment in California in 2017" for Nguyen v. Renaissance Nails & Spa, Inc.Before joining Berger Kahn, Erin was an associate at O’Connell and Aronowitz in the firm’s Plattsburgh, New York office, where her practice concentrated on litigation.In her practice, Erin has successfully handled appeals, including published opinions in Bourdeau Bros., Inc. v. Bennett, 74 A.D.3d 1542 (3rd Dep’t 2010), McCormick v. Bechtol, 68 A.D.3d 1376 (3rd Dep’t 2009), and Klotz v. Warick, 53 A.D.3d 976 (3rd Dep’t 2008).Known for her insightful legal commentary, Erin is frequently published in top legal publications, including Law360, the Daily Journal, O.C. Lawyer and other leading legal and HR publications. Some of Erin’s employment publications include:“Job Applicant Background Check Basics for Employers”Women on Business – November 23, 2015“Simplifying Background ChecksHRM America – November 11, 2015“4 C’s to Correctly Classifying Independent Contractors”Women on Business – August 3, 2015“Are Nail Salons Lousy with the Law?Daily Journal – June 20, 2015“Taking a Pregnant Pause: Potential Pitfalls in Applying the Business Judgment Rule and the Mixed Motive Defense in Employment Cases”O.C. Lawyer – October 1, 2014“Don’t Get Hit by an Employment Lawsuit”Nails Magazine – August 2014“Thinking Outside the Checked Box: Six Legal Tips to Get More Out of Your Employment Application”You The Entrepreneur – August 7, 2014“Mixed Emotions on the Mixed Motive Defense”Law360 – May 18, 2014“Nailing Down Independent Contractor Status”HG Legal ResourcesErin is committed to excellence in the legal profession and community service, frequently serving the Orange County legal community through her nonprofit board memberships and volunteer service. She spends her free time helping educate the community's aspiring lawyers by volunteering to serve as a judge or attorney evaluator at high school and collegiate level mock trials. Erin enjoys lending her expertise to aspiring law students seeking to prepare an understanding of trial proceedings and the practicalities of the legal profession before entering law school.