Jen Cornell joins GBG LLP as partner and Teresa Ghali joins as Of Counsel

Women-owned defense side employment law boutique, GBG LLP, is excited to announce that two attorneys have joined its growing San Francisco office, both from CDF Labor Law LLP.

On January 5, 2021, Jen Cornell joined GBG as an equity partner. Jen works with companies across many industries with a particular focus on tech, startups, and retail. Jen’s practice touches on all aspects of labor and employment law, including a strong emphasis on bet-the-business litigation, including class and PAGA actions. Additionally, Jen’s robust data-driven advice and auditing skills are sought after by companies looking to build the proper foundation, particularly as they scale or expand. GBG is excited to add her renowned high-stakes investigation practice to the firm’s list of services, built on her many years as a cause and origin fire investigator. Before law school, Jen served 15 years in the professional fire service, retiring as a Battalion Chief.

On January 25, 2021, Teresa W. Ghali joined GBG as Of Counsel. Teresa is an experienced trial and appellate attorney, and she has successfully defeated class certification in numerous wage and hour actions, obtained summary judgment in single plaintiff wrongful termination actions, and obtained numerous successes before state and federal appellate courts.

Co-founding partner Lisa Brown is excited to welcome Jen and Teresa to the firm: “We are so excited to have Jen and Teresa join us. With their addition, we continue to fulfill our original vision of excellence in employment defense at a firm that values experience but understands that clients need both effective and cost-efficient counsel to help them navigate the complex world of California employment law. Furthermore, Jen and Teresa’s deep industry expertise with tech companies and startups will round out GBG’s overall firm practice. In these difficult times, we look forward to expanding our talent pool and to working with Jen and Teresa for years to
come.”

GBG brings the excellence of a nationally-recognized employment practice to a boutique environment, where it can provide world-class service to clients on a cost effective and flexible platform, respond quickly with direct, informed, and practical legal advice, take clients through crises with confidence, and execute a winning litigation strategy. With the addition of Jennifer, GBG continues to expand its San Francisco presence and looks forward to extending its relationship with existing clients and expanding into new industries.
GBG is certified as Women-Owned by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.