My practice areas include employment advice and counsel, employment defense, and e-discovery and corporate document management. I regularly advise clients on a wide range of employment-related matters, including policy development and implementation, management training, auditing, dispute avoidance and resolution, and even acting as an occasional sounding board for clients’ HR professionals. I also represent clients in agency proceedings, defend clients in employment-related litigation, represent clients in restrictive covenant and trade secrets litigation, and provide e-discovery advice and consultation.

LOCATION: Phoenix-Tucson, AZ

LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN: Arizona, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

CURRENT FIRM: Rusing Lopez & Lizardi

PRIOR FIRM(S): DLA Piper  |  Squire Patton Boggs  |  Steptoe & Johnson

LAW SCHOOL: Loyola Marymount University

HONORS AND AWARDS: Cum Laude, Super Lawyers Rising Star 2012-2016, America's Finest Lawyers


Labor and Employment

(Counseling and Compliance, Employee Mobility, Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition, Employment, Consultant and Severance Agreements, Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation, Hiring Procedures and Background Checks, Litigation — Employer-side, Restrictive Covenants (Confidentiality, Non-competition and Non-solicitation), Separation/Severance Agreements, Wage and Hour, Whistleblower Claims, Workplace Investigations, Workplace Policies and Procedures)

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

(Administrative Agency Proceedings, Arbitration and Mediation, Commercial/Contract Disputes, eDiscovery, Employment)