In California, full-service firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton is widely recognized for its litigation practices. The labor and employment group is actively engaged in all types of employment litigation, from class actions to complex single-plaintiff disputes. Los Angeles-based Tracey Kennedy is routinely involved in litigation, handling matters that go to trial or arbitration proceedings. Recently, Kennedy handled a single-plaintiff lawsuit that went to arbitration. She defended Comerica Bank against a current bank teller who filed numerous employment-related claims. The arbitrator found in favor of the client. Also operating out of the Los Angeles office, Richard Simmons’ practice is also dedicated to labor and employment litigation almost exclusively. Over the last year, Simmons averted class actions for three different clients in separate matters. The courts denied class certification in all three actions. Of note, he obtained a win for Chipotle at the Second Circuit that denied class certification in six states.