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Oakland Agrees To Pay $1.75 Million To family of Boy Killed By Tree Limb

Chronicle – https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Oakland-expected-to-pay-1-75-million-to-family-13276468.php Mercury News – https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/10/03/tree-fall-death-to-cost-oakland-1-75-million/

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Highly Regarded Child Psychiatrist Who Was Forced out of his Job Highlights Extreme Dysfunction at USC Medical School and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Law Suit Filed on Behalf of Highly Regarded Child Psychiatrist September 26, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – A highly-regarded, award winning children’s psychiatrist has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming the staff at USC Keck School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles forced him out of his job after a… read more

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Alexis McKenna’s article on SB 820 “STAND” (Stand Together Against Non-Disclosures) Article Published in The Recorder

Alexis McKenna authored an article in The Recorder about a new bill SB 820, known as STAND (Stand Together Against Non-Disclosures) Act which is now on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk for consideration. If signed into law, STAND would ensure that sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sex discrimination claims are effectively pursued without the constraints of… read more

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Sutter Health Santa Rosa Oncologist Sued for Sexual Abuse of Patient

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Partner Alexis McKenna Testifies at State Capitol in Support of a Bill Banning Secret Settlements

SB-820 addresses the issues of secret settlement in employment cases. There is a growing trend where employers insist on employees agreeing to a non-disclosure and non-disparagement clause in order to settle claims. “One would think that stopping this type of behavior would be a public policy concern, which would necessitate public light to ensure that… read more

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Shawn D. Tillis Promoted to Name Partner at Winer, McKenna, Burritt & Tillis, LLP

Oakland, CA – June 11, 2018 – Attorney Shawn D. Tillis was elevated to name partner at the firm now known as Winer, McKenna, Burritt & Tillis, LLP. Mr. Tillis is in his second stint at the firm, having originally been an associate from 2003 until 2006. He rejoined the firm in 2009. His practice… read more

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Complaint Filed Against Pleasant Hill Chiropractor David Atkinson Charging He Sexually Abused Multiple Women

“Dr. Atkinson’s sexual abuse of Myisha and Shalan is particularly disturbing because he knew his conduct was illegal, yet he pretended like everything that he did, including feeling their breasts was part of normal chiropractic treatment” – Attorney John Winer. WHAT: PRESS CONFERENCE WHERE: WINER, McKENNA & BURRITT, LLP 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 600 Oakland,… read more

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Sexual Harassment Inside Law Firms

If there’s one message we’ve learned as a result of the #metoo movement is that sexual harassment thrives in every industry, including within law firms. Women throughout the legal industry–attorneys, staff and vendors–have had to put up with an “old boys club” that perpetuates sexist stereotypes, unwanted sexual advances, and worse. Read full blog here. 

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Winer, McKenna & Burritt Partner, Alexis McKenna Featured in The Recorder

Attorney Alexis McKenna wrote an article for The Recorder, discussing on why companies fall short on sexual harassment prevention. Read full article here.

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Debate over the Sexual Misconduct “Spectrum”

Many people are quick to point out and say that some behaviors shouldn’t be considered sexual harassment. This is because many don’t know about the spectrum of sexual harassment. It’s time for some clarity on what is on the spectrum and how people are affected. Read full blog here.        

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