The Law Offices of Chantene Koplow

About

Chantene Koplow has a breadth of experience in many practice areas, but has brought her passion for employment law and governmental affairs to the forefront at The Law Offices of Chantene Koplow.

Chantene brings her extensive experience as a former federal agency attorney with expertise in employment defense and significant private practice experience as a plaintiff’s employment attorney to bear for her clients. She provides experienced counsel to local, state, and federal entities and employees.

Chantene graduated summa cum laude from The George Washington University with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Asian Studies. Chantene then graduated from New York University Law School before returning to her native Los Angeles, California. Chantene began her law career in private practice at employment law-focused firms, representing employee plaintiffs who experienced discrimination, harassment, wage and hour violations, and hostile work environments. Chantene challenged large Fortune 500 companies in class action lawsuits, helping to secure individual employees thousands of dollars in settlements and jury awards.

After her early private practice experience, Chantene joined the federal government as federal agency counsel in Long Beach, California. Chantene was a trusted counselor for her federal clientele, quickly rising in the ranks, and becoming a leading advisor on employment related issues. Chantene provided her federal clients, including Senior Executive Service members, with legal counsel on issues ranging from regulatory compliance to ethics and best management practices. Chantene represented her federal clients in administrative actions, including the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Chantene successfully defended the agency in dozens of employment-based actions including those brought by individual employees and labor unions, and negotiated settlements on behalf of the agency securing millions of dollars in outstanding payment owed to the federal government. Chantene is an expert when it comes to defending federal agencies and, therefore, carries the tactical and strategic know-how to help a public employee win their case against the government.

Chantene left federal practice after over five years of successful agency representation, deciding to open her own law firm to maximize her expertise at its fullest potential. In Silicon Valley, Chantene has assisted private employees, legislative bodies and local government, start-up firms, small businesses and corporations throughout California, and public employees nationwide to obtain the results they want, need, and deserve. Chantene is here for you whether you’re: 1) a public employee who needs an attorney who has been on the other side and knows how to win against government attorneys, 2) a private individual who needs an experienced plaintiffs’ attorney who has brought cases and won against the largest companies in the United States, 3) a local government or legislative body in need of guidance on issues ranging from the Brown Act and open meeting laws to establishing new legislative bodies such as Joint Powers Authorities, 4) a new company who needs counsel to develop employment policies, or; 5) a corporation in need of employment defense.

The Law Offices of Chantene Koplow bring the level of experience and competence expected of federal agency counsel to private practice.

  • Education

    • New York University School of Law, J.D., Journal of Law and Liberty.
    • The George Washington University, summa cum laude, B.A. International Affairs; B.A. Asian Studies; Member, Phi Beta Kappa (Academic Honor Society).

    Admissions

    • State Bar of California
    • District Court for the Central District of California

    Languages

    • English
    • Mandarin Chinese
    • Spanish
    • French

    Specialized Training

    • Federal Employment Law Training Group, Certified Practitioner- Merit Systems Protection Board
    • National Institute for Trial Advocacy- Advanced Trial Advocacy
    • National Institute for Trial Advocacy- Deposition Skills
    • Federal Administrative Law Training

    Our Clients

    • We proudly serve local, California-based, national, and international clients.
    • We have provided and continue to offer legal assistance to foreign clients working with California and/or United States employers and employees. Our international clients come from all over Europe, Australia, Hong Kong and beyond.
    • Our Northern California clients hail from the County of Santa Clara (and its cities of Santa Clara, San Jose, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Mountain View, and Cupertino), the County of San Francisco, Yolo County, Sacramento, and Davis.
    • Our Southern California clients are primarily located in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Orange County, and San Diego.

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