Two Reed Smith lawyers have been named Women of Influence by the Los Angeles Business Journal for 2021. Mara Curtis and Ashley Jordan were highlighted as attorneys with exceptional legal skill and achievement across the full spectrum of responsibility, exemplary leadership as evidenced by the highest professional and ethical standards, and for their contributions to the Los Angeles community at large.

Related Professionals: Mara D. Curtis Ashley B. Jordan

Mara Curtis is a partner in the Labor & Employment Group of Reed Smith. Curtis practice focuses on counseling and litigating wage and hour matters. Curtis has handled more than 100 class/representative actions over her young career, and she is currently lead counsel on more than 15 class/representative action lawsuits in California. She has extensive experience representing employers in both state and federal court, and has handled numerous putative and/or certified class actions alleging over-time, minimum wage, meal and rest period, waiting time penalty and wage statement claims. Curtis also has experience in single employment cases including suits.

Ashley Jordan is a partner in Reed Smith’s Los Angeles office and a member of the firm’s Insurance Recovery Group. Jordan has a proven track record of maximizing insurance recoveries for policyholders, through negotiation, litigation, or alternative dispute resolution. Her practice focuses on claims for financial services clients; natural disaster claims for property owners; and claims for construction and manufacturer clients. Jordan has helped recover tens of millions in insurance proceeds for Fortune and Global 500 companies, as well as individuals and start-up businesses. Jordan routinely writes and presents on topics concerning insurance coverage, risk management, and bad faith liability.

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