Chair, Employment Practice Group
Sue M. Bendavid is a California employment defense attorney. She is a shareholder and the chair of Lewitt Hackman’s Employment Practice Group. Working exclusively with employers and management, Bendavid handles individual and class action litigation, arbitrations, mediations, claims prevention, and management training.
Apart from victories in the trial and appellate courts, Bendavid obtains dismissals and favorable rulings from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Employment Development Department, the Labor Commissioner and the Department of Labor – saving clients millions by quashing litigation.
Adept in pre-litigation counseling, advocacy, depositions, discovery and motion practice, Bendavid can often show why employees should withdraw claims, or convince agencies to dismiss claims in early stages. This results in large cost savings for the companies she represents. Bendavid has substantial experience with trials and class actions, writs, appeals, hearings and motion practice.