The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Phoenix partner Dawn C. Valdivia has been named the Phoenix Office’s Labor & Employment Practice Group Chair.
Valdivia has extensive experience advising clients about labor issues and representing clients before the NLRB and in other labor matters including union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, and labor arbitrations. In addition, Valdivia is skilled in complex litigation matters, including wage and hour class action litigation in Arizona and California. She regularly represents clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, Industrial Commission, Arizona Civil Rights Division, and numerous other employment related state agencies.
She routinely advises clients regarding issues of workplace discrimination, employee discipline and termination, employer policies, reductions in force, and compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws. She earned her law degree from the University of Arizona James E. Rodgers College of Law and her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, with honors, from Arizona State University.
Valdivia is a Phoenix resident.