Seasoned Seyfarth Attorney Barri Friedland Joins Lathrop GPM


LOS ANGELES (Feb. 18, 2021) — Lathrop GPM welcomes Barri Friedland to the firm as Counsel in the Los Angeles office. Friedland joins the Labor, Employment & Higher Education Practice Group, and further expands the firm’s growing presence in California.

Friedland’s practice focuses on employment defense and litigation, with an emphasis on disability, gender and age discrimination. She represents employers of all sizes, in a variety of industries, in wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment cases. Friedland is well versed in Title VII, the Age Discrimination and Employment Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.

“We are delighted to welcome Barri to Lathrop GPM and to our team. Barri is a well-known and well-respected labor and employment attorney in the LA market. Her commitment to client service and experience defending employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement will be of immense value to clients,” said Labor, Employment & Higher Education Practice Group Leader Kathryn Nash.

The recruitment of top talent and strategic growth in Los Angeles is a priority for the firm. Friedland joins Lathrop GPM from Seyfarth Shaw and according to Laura Reathaford, who leads the firm’s California employment practice, “Barri is exactly the kind of lawyer we are looking for – she has a strong work ethic, niche practice, and is hyper-focused on client service.”

Friedland received her J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, MBA from Claremont Graduate University and B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.