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February 16, 2021

Vorys Opens California Office

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Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, an AMLaw 200 law firm, has opened an office in California. The office, which is the firm’s eighth, expands Vorys’ physical footprint from coast-to-coast.

As previously announced, Tom McCormick, a partner in the firm’s litigation group, is the office’s managing partner. His practice focuses on business litigation and California labor and employment matters. Three other Vorys attorneys will practice full-time in the office: Cory Catignani, Jocelyn Hoffman and Emily Papania.

“We are excited to better service our clients with California operations through this new office,” said McCormick. “While our initial full-time team will focus primarily on labor and employment issues, other Vorys attorneys who are licensed in California will spend time in the Orange County office allowing us to provide business legal counsel to clients across several industries, including retail, banking, eCommerce and transportation and logistics, among several others.”

Catignani, a partner in the labor and employment group, represents employers in a variety of industries on a wide range of employment matters, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, the Family and Medical Act Leave, Title VII, state anti-discrimination and retaliation laws, as well as noncompetition, Trade Secret Law and other restrictive covenants.

Hoffman, an associate in the labor and employment group, handles a broad range of labor and employment law matters for employers. She represents employers in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and wage-and-hour litigation in state and federal courts across the country. Hoffman also represents employers before several local, state, and federal administrative agencies.

Papania, an associate in the labor and employment and workers’ compensation groups, focuses on litigating discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge and wage-and-hour claims. She also counsels employers on various legal compliance issues involving federal and state employment laws and personnel policies and practices.

The Vorys California office is located in Orange County at:

4675 MacArthur Court
Suite 700
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Vorys was established in 1909 and has grown to be one of the largest law firms in the U.S. with nearly 375 attorneys across the firm’s offices in Ohio, Washington, D.C., Texas, Pennsylvania, and now California.

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