Mariana has represented clients in all aspects of employment and labor law litigation as well as in administrative actions and on appeal. Her experience includes wage and hour class and collective actions, employee raiding, unfair competition, employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. In addition to her employment and labor law experience, Mariana also has an extensive general litigation background. She has also worked in-house at a real estate group where she advised on employment-related matters and handled company litigation, which provides her with a unique perspective and understanding as a litigator representing California businesses.
Prior to joining Van Vleck & Zaller LLP, Mariana worked at Hunton & Williams LLP.
- Represented temporary staffing agency in appeal for waiting time penalties before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Represented hospital in multiple putative class actions involving claims for misclassification, waiting time penalties, and other violations of California’s wage and hour laws.
- Represented packaging company in putative class action involving claims for a second meal period, a third rest period, and other violations of California’s wage and hour laws.
- Represented employers from multiple industries in various single-plaintiff discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination cases.
Hunton & Williams LLP
Westland Real Estate Group – In-house counsel
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Supreme Court for the State of Alaska – Law Clerk to the Honorable Walter Carpeneti
Superior Court for the State of Alaska – Law Clerk to the Honorable Larry Weeks
University of Southern California, JD
Cornell University, BA, double major in Art History and Government