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April is a seasoned litigator handling Employment, Real Estate and Business Law. Her expertise in Labor & Employment Law focuses on the employer-side from start-ups to medium size businesses to be California Labor compliant and minimize risk. April is experienced in compliance, legal counseling, business strategy & commercial lease negotiations, policy advising & litigation. April also advises employers in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including hiring, employment and on boarding documents and agreements, Handbooks, employee classification issues, reasonable accommodation and harassment advice to employee termination, and defending employers in all aspects of litigation with a proven ability to achieve results that work to support strategic objectives, values, culture and competitive edge of the organization.
April is a strategic thinker and advocate who is focused on providing exceptional customer service while solving and preventing legal problems. April is a former prosecutor for the Assistant State's Attorney in Illinois and worked as a Staff Attorney for the 19th Judicial Circuit in Illinois. She also worked for the San Diego District Attorney's Office and Bay Area Legal Aid.
April currently serves as Chair of the Labor & Employment Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, watching soccer, spending time with her family and walking "Woofie". April is also an advocate for bone marrow donation volunteering for Be The Match and other community organizations on the Peninsula.
Webinar: 2021 California Employment Law Updates, San Mateo County Bar Association, January 2021 (co-presenter)
Webinar: Covid-19: Best practice tips for Employers/Business Owners, San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce, July 2020 (presenter)
Webinar: Presenter on Employer Options in Light of the Covid-19 Pandemic; March 2020 (presenter)
"2020 California Employment Law Updates", San Mateo County Bar Association (Redwood City, CA; January 2020) (presenter)
"California Employment Updates for Employers", Boston Private Bank & Trust (San Mateo, CA; February 2019) (presenter)
"2019 California Employment Law Updates", San Mateo County Bar Association (Redwood City, CA; January 2019) (presenter)
“Wage and Hour Discovery: Common Privacy Objections from Employers and Employees”, San Mateo County Bar Association (San Mateo, CA; October 2018) (presenter)
Selected to Northern California Super Lawyers list. (Super Lawyers™; 2019, 2020, 2021)
Selected to Northern California Top Women Lawyers list. (Super Lawyers™; 2019, 2020, 2021)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 1997
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, 1996
Juris Doctor, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California, 1996
Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles, California, 1992