Julie A. Marquis is a partner with the firm and practices in the San Francisco and Southern California offices of Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP. Ms. Marquis’ practice includes a wide range of employment, commercial litigation, directors and officers and professional liability litigation throughout California. Ms. Marquis has represented both large and small employers in the telecommunications, legal, medical, financial services, insurance, food service, recreation, retail, and automotive industries. She is panel counsel for many of the nation’s largest insurers.
Ms. Marquis’ employment practice includes wrongful discharge, race, gender, age, sexual orientation and disability discrimination, as well as racial and sexual harassment, ADA compliance, Labor Code violations, defamation, interference with contract, and wage and hour disputes. She handles administrative proceedings before the California Labor Commission, the Fair Employment and Housing Commission, the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Her litigation practice includes contract disputes, tort claims, homeowner’s association claims, errors and omissions defense and business litigation matters.
Ms. Marquis also has extensive experience providing preventative advice on all aspects of the employer/employee relationship and business matters, including contract advice, employment agreements, arbitration, classification of personnel, protection of trade secrets, policy manuals, ADA compliance, personnel leaves, progressive discipline, severance, termination and administrative proceedings. She has significant experience training employees, supervisors, and business owners on a wide range of topics focused on the prevention of litigation.
Ms. Marquis has spoken nationally on a variety of employment and litigation topics for claims counsel and general counsel including legal updates on insurance law developments, employment topics, recruitment policies, investigating claims of harassment and discrimination, updates in the law and training seminars.