Margot M. Parker

Partner

Los Angeles – Downtown, CA
D 424-352-1839
[email protected]

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D.
  • Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, B.A.
Overview

Margot Parker is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on representing employers in labor and employment litigation and regulatory actions, with claims including discrimination, harassment, failure to accommodate, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour class actions, and Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) representative actions. In addition, Margot provides advice and counsel to employers on California and federal employment laws and regulations, as well as strategic advice regarding employment policies, handbooks, agreements, best practices for conducting investigations, engaging in the interactive process, and terminating employees.   

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Bar Admissions

California

United States District Court, Central District of California

Representative Cases & Clients
  • Vaquera v. National Planning Corporation (FINRA Arbitration Case No. 18-01826; defense verdict on employee claims for discrimination and retaliation; all monetary damages denied.)
  • Schick v. Mahdavi, et al. (Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. SC 099872; defense verdict arising from plaintiff’s claim that defendants embezzled company funds. Judgment included a $178,000 attorneys’ fees award.)
  • Rode v. Allianz Life Ins. Co., et al. (CA Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District Case No. D072178; dismissal of fraud and failure to supervise claims against insurance companies upheld on appeal based on showing of no duty or vicarious liability for agents unauthorized acts.)
  • Kort v. Moors & Cabot, Inc., et al. (FINRA Case No. 10-01533; defense verdict on claimant’s breach of fiduciary duty, suitability, and fraud claims.)
  • Cowdery v. Old Mut. Life Ins. Co., et al. (CA Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District Case No. D075076; dismissal of elder abuse claims upheld on appeal based on four-year statute of limitations.)
Affiliations
  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • Ojai Valley Land Conservancy
  • Surfrider Foundation Los Angeles Chapter