SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 13, 2014) -- Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce the addition of three new attorneys to the firm’s San Francisco office.  Lisa Barnett Sween and Natalja Fulton have joined the firm as Shareholders.  Stephanie Yang has joined as an Associate.  All attorneys were formerly with Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP. 

“The ability to attract such a strong team speaks volumes about Jackson Lewis’ presence in today’s market,” said Fraser A. McAlpine, Managing Shareholder of Jackson Lewis’ San Francisco office.  “We are excited to welcome Lisa, Natalja and Stephanie, whose combined experience further strengthens our footprint in San Francisco and throughout the Northern California region.  Their capabilities will be an excellent addition to our growing office.”

Ms. Sween was previously the Department Head of Lewis Brisbois’ San Francisco Labor & Employment Group and Vice Chair of the firm’s nationwide Employment Practice Group.  She represents employers in all aspects of employment law and litigation, including state and federal harassment, discrimination and wrongful discharge disputes.  In addition to her litigation expertise, Ms. Sween regularly counsels employers on preventive employment policies and practices involving all areas of federal, state and local employment law, including recruiting and hiring, employee handbooks, leaves of absence, discipline and termination, workforce reductions, discrimination and harassment, reasonable accommodation, and wage and hour.

Ms. Sween received her B.A. from The University of California, Berkeley, and her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review. 

Ms. Fulton was previously a Partner with Lewis Brisbois’ San Francisco Labor & Employment Group.  She represents employers in litigation involving discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, defamation and whistleblower claims.  Additionally, Ms. Fulton devotes a substantial portion of her practice to litigating wage and hour class actions.  She is a frequent speaker on topics regarding preventive employment policies and practices, as well as recent changes in the law impacting California and San Francisco employers. 

Ms. Fulton received her B.A. from The University of California, Los Angeles, and her J.D. from the Golden Gate University School of Law, where she was a member of the Mock Trial Competition Team. 

Ms. Yang was previously an associate at Lewis Brisbois’ Labor & Employment Group.  Ms. Yang defends employers in administrative proceedings and in all phases of litigation.  She received her B.A. from The University of California, Berkeley, and her J.D. from the Boston College Law School.  She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese.

Jackson Lewis’ San Francisco office can be reached at (415) 394-9400.