SOURCE: Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

April 14, 2011 13:04 ET

Christina Dallen Joins Labor & Employment Practice Group at Allen Matkins

Attorney Represents Clients Ranging From California-Local Businesses to International Enterprises

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 14, 2011) - Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, a leading California business and real estate law firm, announces the expansion of its labor and employment practice group with the addition of Christina Dallen as an associate in the firm's Orange County office.

Dallen represents major national corporations on their California employment matters. She represents employers in wage and hour employment class actions relating to claims for unpaid overtime, meal and rest periods, and uniform maintenance costs. She also represents companies in single employee discrimination and wrongful termination actions.

"Christina brings additional depth and breadth to Allen Matkins' strong core of labor and employment attorneys," said Dwight Armstrong, partner in the firm's Orange County office and firm-wide chair of the labor and employment law practice group. "The increasing complexity of labor laws requires superior legal skills and her expertise will help us meet the needs of our clients."

Dallen also assists clients with investigations before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. Additionally, she counsels clients on issues relating to wage and hour laws, final pay requirements, non-compete agreements, anti-harassment training, California and federal family and medical leave laws and disability accommodation laws.

Prior to joining Allen Matkins, Dallen was an associate with Crowell & Moring.

In 2006, Dallen received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she earned honors as brief editor and advocate in several international moot court competitions. While attending Hastings College of the Law, she externed for Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero, Northern District of California. She received her B.A. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002.

Dallen is admitted to practice in State of California and in the United States District Courts for the Central, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of California and the District of Colorado. She is also a member of the Orange County Bar Association and the American Bar Association and is also a volunteer attorney for the Public Law Center of Orange County. Through her involvement with the Public Law Center, Dallen taught a workshop on best practices for employee handbooks at last year's Gianneschi Summer School for Nonprofits and obtained significant, overdue spousal support for an elderly, disabled woman, which allowed her to pay off her mortgage and remain in her home.

ABOUT ALLEN MATKINS

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, founded in 1977, is a California-based law firm with approximately 220 attorneys in seven offices in four major metropolitan areas of California: Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco and San Diego. The firm's core specialties include real estate, real estate finance, construction, land use, natural resources, environmental, corporate and securities, intellectual property, joint ventures, taxation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, employment and labor law, and dispute resolution and litigation in all these matters. For more than 30 years, Allen Matkins has helped clients turn opportunity and challenge into success by providing practical advice, innovative solutions and valuable business opportunities.

Allen Matkins is located on the Web at www.allenmatkins.com.

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