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.The complete list of Women of Influence: Attorneys can be found at cbjonline.com.