B.A., Carleton College, Phi Beta Kappa
J.D., UCLA School of Law
After several years of working at the firm’s Pasadena office, Hannah opened and now practices from our San Diego office. Her work focuses on representing public and private sector unions. She has represented unions and their members before the Public Employment Relations Board, the National Labor Relations Board, the Los Angeles Employee Relations Board, and the Los Angeles Civil Service Commission; conducted numerous arbitrations; and litigated before federal district and appellate courts, as well as state superior and appellate courts. Through the firm’s Group Legal Services program with the California Teachers Association, she represents teacher unions and their members regarding salary and misclassification issues, and represents individual teachers through layoff, termination, and disciplinary proceedings. Hannah has also assisted clients in drafting legislation and bargaining contracts, and has advised employees filing discrimination complaints with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Her practice further extends to anti-SLAPP litigation and wage and hour class actions.
Hannah is a member of the AFL-CIO Union Lawyers Alliance, the National Lawyers Guild, and the American Bar Association. Through volunteer work with the NLG, she has assisted employees interested in forming unions by presenting “know your rights” information about union elections and bargaining. She has also presented at conferences held by the California Teachers Association and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law.
During law school, Hannah was the Chief Comments Editor of Volume 61 of the UCLA Law Review and Volume 62 of that law review published her student comment, “Fighting for a Place Called Home: Litigation Strategies for Challenging Gentrification.” She completed specializations in UCLA Law School’s Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy and its Critical Race Studies program.
Prior to law school, Hannah was a community organizer with non-profits serving affordable housing complexes in Massachusetts and New York. Both her mother and father were unionized workers, and remain active retiree members of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local 328, respectively.
Bar Admissions: California