Alma Piñan is a litigation associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She focuses her practice 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 20 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 Manatt, Alma 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. She also worked for several years as a manager and tax associate for a national tax preparation company.
In law school, Alma participated in the Juvenile Justice Clinic, where she advocated for and defended juveniles in court.