Nancy Sasamoto is the Chair of the firm's Employment, Labor, & Benefits group. She advises management in all aspects of employment law, as well as represents business interests in complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution. A trusted advisor, Nancy is dedicated to understanding client priorities within the framework of each organization’s specific goals and tolerance for risk. She has also advised on employment law and commercial litigation matters where hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars are at stake.
Nancy’s employment law expertise includes defending employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in matters that involve claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful discharge, violations of wage and hour statutes and the enforcement of covenants not to compete. She has extensive experience with executive employment contracts, severance agreements and personnel policies, as well as with issues related to leaves of absence, harassment investigations and employee fraud and embezzlement. She also assists clients in implementing reductions in force and restructurings. Moreover, Nancy is an experienced trainer and frequently presents programs on harassment prevention, legal compliance and business ethics.
In addition, Nancy represents business clients in commercial litigation and in administrative matters before federal agencies that involve such issues as antitrust, licensing and intellectual property. She has successfully litigated large-scale and complex distribution disputes, dealer termination, breach of warranty, trademark infringement and trade secret cases. Her outstanding writing abilities and honed, productive communication skill, together with her personal commitment, help to achieve the right result for the clients she serves.
Nancy Chairs the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and she is a frequent author and speaker on employment law and commercial litigation topics. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.