Alma Piñan is an associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She has represented employers on a wide variety of employment and commercial litigation matters, including litigation defense of wage-and-hour class actions, complex consumer class actions, the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act, and single-plaintiff discrimination and retaliation matters. Alma has substantial experience representing employers in class actions in state and federal court and deposing class members. Specifically, Alma has taken and defended over 25 class member depositions, drafted motions for summary judgment and motions for decertification, and participated in and assisted with jury and bench trials in state and federal court.
Before joining GBG, Alma was at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. Alma also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Sandra R. Klein of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District
of California, where she supported matters involving bankruptcy law and civil procedure.
Alma is fluent in Spanish.
- Loyola Law School, J.D., 2018
- University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 2011
Key Practice Experience
- Labor and Employment Litigation
- Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation
- Wrongful Termination
- Wage and Hour Class Actions
- PAGA Representative Actions
- Harassment Investigation
- Arbitration Program Development and Implementation
- Participated and won an arbitration hearing on behalf of a healthcare provider
- Successfully helped settle a wage and hour class action on behalf of a retail client
Recognitions & Honors
- Sayre Macneil Scholar (2015-2018)
- St. Thomas More Law Honor Society (2015-2018)
- Dean’s Academic Honors Scholarship recipient (2015-2016)
- Mexican American Bar Foundation Scholarship recipient (2017)
- Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society (2010-2011)