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Bethanie F. Thau

Associate - los angeles


Legal Expertise

Represents management in a variety of labor and employment matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour.  Defends employers in administrative, single plaintiff, and class action claims.  Counsels clients regarding various employment-related issues, including evaluating personnel policies and payment practices. 

Representative Matters

  • First-chaired defense of car wash company in a purported wage and hour class action.  The matter settled on favorable terms.
  • Member of team defending multiple major television production studios and networks in nationwide class actions alleging age discrimination in the hiring of television writers.
  • Advised clients on a variety of disciple and personnel policy-related issues.

Other Career Experience

  • Extern to Hon. Jan P. Patterson, Third Court of Appeals, Austin, TX, 2001
  • Directors Guild of America
    Administrator, Signatories and Reports Compliance


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University of Texas at Austin, J.D., 2001
Member, Legal Research Board; Member Texas International Law Journal; Member, Women’s Law Caucus

University of Michigan, B.A. with distinction, in English and Communication, 1991

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