FORD & ASSOCIATES, LLC
Karen E. Ford, Esq
During her remarkable career Ms. Ford has handled employment litigation and arbitrations for some of the largest companies in America. (For a sampling of past lawsuits and clients see Cases and Clients.) She has also represented a wide variety of individuals and both union and non-union employers in traditional labor matters before the National Labor Relations Board, and in administrative procedings the Department of Labor, the California Labor Comissioner, the Workers Compensation Boards of California and Colorado.
She has also counseled employers and employees with regard to a wide range of employment law matters including discipline and discharge, hiring, recruiting, mergers and acquisitions, lay offs, wage and hour issues, workplace safety, violence in the workplace, compensation systems and employee benefits.
Ms. Ford has planned and conducted hundreds of training sessions for thousands of employees and members of management.
Professional Achievements and Memberships
· Frequent speaker at programs sponsored by the American Bar Association, CLE International, CLE of Colorado, Federal Publications, Lorman, Associated Builders and Contractors, Building Industry Association, the Association of Federal Credit Unions, the California Council on Apprenticeship, and other business and industry groups.
· From 1989 to 1991, served as labor and employment law Division
Chair for the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry, and in 1990 served as the Chair of the Forum’s national meeting.
· 1994-96 director for the San Francisco Legal Aid Society and the Employment Law Center of San Francisco.
· Starting in 1989, an instructor for CEBS, a graduate degree program in employee benefits sponsored by the Wharton School of Economics of the