As chair of Manatt's employment and labor practice group, Esra Hudson focuses her practice on all aspects of employment law and related litigation. She represents companies in state and federal court in claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge and related tort claims, breach of contract, trade secrets, and unfair competition, and all other employment-related matters. Esra also defends companies against employment-based class actions. She regularly represents employers in proceedings before state and federal agencies, including the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Esra's litigation practice also includes extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and private mediation.
In addition to a litigation practice, Esra advises companies on a variety of employment and personnel management issues. She also regularly develops employment manuals and policies, as well as executive employment and severance agreements. Esra provides a wide array of management training on a variety of employment-related subjects, including sexual harassment and discrimination prevention.
Esra provides services for companies in a variety of industries, including entertainment, financial services, healthcare, transportation, insurance, manufacturing, the service industry and nonprofits.