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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2004, with honors,
    • B.A., Texas A&M University, summa cum laude, Philosophy

September Rea is a seasoned litigator in Polsinelli’s Employment Disputes, Litigation and Arbitration practice with experience in all employment-related litigation forums including administrative, state, federal and arbitration. She routinely partners with clients as a trusted advisor to defend against employment-related action including age, religion, gender, race, national origin, disability, harassment, wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation and FMLA. A skilled mediator and negotiator, September works closely with clients to resolve employment matters as swiftly and cost-effectively as feasible. Her practice is particularly focused on advising employers in the entertainment, start-up, technology, and hospitality sectors.  She counsels clients in all aspects of employment including compliance with both state and federal laws, wage and hour law, employee handbooks/personnel policies, employee discipline, commission agreements, employment contracts, 132a and ERISA claims.

In addition to her work with clients, September volunteers her time on an array of pro bono matters, including serving as a special prosecutor for the City of Burbank in a week-long jury trial.

  • Completed a two week arbitration/judicial reference as second chair and obtained an $11 million dollar judgment for our client in a breach of contract dispute.

  • Successfully opposed summary judgment in wage and hour class action in Los Angeles Superior Court.

  • Successfully filed motion for summary adjudication in a single plaintiff disability discrimination and retaliation claim involving one of the top talent agencies in Los Angeles. 
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Representation is Not a Handshake Deal
Panel moderator, UCLA Entertainment Law Symposium, Los Angeles, CA
March 22, 2019
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Supervising a Respectful Workplace
Presenter, Los Angeles California
2016 - 2018