Marytza J. Reyes

Associate

Education

  • Notre Dame Law School, 2001, J.D.
  • University of California, Los Angeles, 1995, B.A.

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California

Languages

  • Spanish

Marytza is a member of the Labor & Employment Group, focusing on the representation of employers in federal and state courts throughout California. She handles a wide variety of matters, including suits alleging claims for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, defamation and other workplace torts. Marytza conducts internal investigations on a wide scope of harassment and discrimination matters and also has experience prosecuting and defending matters involving trade secrets, covenants not to compete, employee solicitation agreements and unfair competition claims.

A great deal of Marytza’s practice involves complex wage and hour litigation and she regularly represents her clients against overtime, meal/rest break and off-the clock work allegations. Marytza has successfully defended her clients against investigations and audits by governmental agencies and, when appropriate, has preemptively conducted audits of her clients’ operating policies and procedures. In addition, she makes herself available to provide relevant and practical advice to her clients on day-to-day employment issues that arise in the normal course of business.

Marytza has successfully represented clients in all phases of litigation, from the discovery phase to summary judgment, through mediation and ultimately through trial. She has a strong appellate background in the preparation of writs, appeals, amicus briefs and oral advocacy before the California Court of Appeal.

Employment History

  • 2008 - Reed Smith
  • Thelen LLP

Professional Affiliations

  • Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
  • Representative, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member, Appellate Courts Committee
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • American Bar Association