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Asha Wilkerson

Asha Wilkerson

Experienced Employment Law Attorney

Oakland
California
Licensed in
CA
University of
California Hastings College of the Law
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About
As an employment law practitioner, I provide skilled advice and representation for business owners in the fields of hiring and terminating employees, providing workplace trainings, drafting handbooks and company polices, as well as compliance with wage & hour regulations, to name a few. As a business owner, you are consistently wearing many hats and my job is to ensure that your company is in compliance with all legal standards with respect to your employees and independent contractors.

I use my experience acquired while working and living internationally to inform my work with businesses domestically. As part of my practice, I
… read more emphasize the importance of healthy relationships in the workplace so that both employees and employers can thrive and be productive.
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"Asha is terrific! She gave us excellent advice and helped us hone the advice for our audience."

Review Employment White-Paper
Posted on Oct 5, 2014
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"Asha helped my law firm create an employee handbook and implement new policies into the workplace. Not only did she describe the benefit of having these policies, but she customized them to fit my business needs. In addition, Asha volunteered to unveil the policies to my employees when the time came. She was very thorough and diligent in her work. I really felt like she understood my business needs and worked quickly to meet them."

Employment Law Handbook & Policies
Posted on Jul 29, 2014
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"I have operated multiple small businesses in the past and Asha has given stellar advise regarding different types of business entities, the importance of contracts, and employment law basics. She always provides precise timelines for execution for everything we have done, and she provided great best practices to help us identify when, where and how we, as a small business, could protect our future bottom line. Great Job!"

General Employment Law Services
Posted on May 29, 2014
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"I am the founder and Director of Business Operations for a premium apparel brand. I met with Asha to discuss changing the legal entity of my business to fit our growing needs. She took the time to understand our company, its history, and its trajectory. After making a recommendation that made sense for my company, she continued and continues to check up on me. With Asha, you are more than just a number, you become part of the business family and she treats you as such."

Employment Projects Related to Entity Change
Posted on Jan 29, 2014

Work History

California State University, East Bay

Adjunct Instructor

Jun 2013 - Present

Adjunct instructor in California State University, East Bay's Paralegal Studies Program

Jun 2013 - Present

The Wilkerson Law Office

Principal

Feb 2011 - Present

• Identify, analyze and prepare legal action plans for clients in employment law, including drafting pleadings, propounding and responding to discovery, drafting & arguing motions, and trial preparation
• Advise and counsel to employers in all aspects of employment law, including anti-discrimination law & policies, hiring guidelines, termination procedure, wage & hour laws, etc.

Feb 2011 - Present

McNamara, Ney, Beatty, Slattery, Borges & Ambacher, LLP

Medical Malpractice & Insurance Defense Associate

Apr 2009 - Feb 2011

• Identified, analyzed and communicated potential client liability, created and executed litigation plans for medical professionals including doctors, hospitals, and nurses
• Deposed personal injury plaintiffs, percipient witnesses, retained medical experts, performed extensive legal research and drafted motions
• Prepared and negotiated business associate agreements and attorney-client fee agreements

Apr 2009 - Feb 2011

International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia

Defense Intern

Aug 2008 - Dec 2008

• Assisted defense counsel with case analysis, trial preparation and drafting of legal documents
• Performed comprehensive legal research on public and private international law, humanitarian and criminal law

Aug 2008 - Dec 2008

United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees

Resettlement Unit Intern

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007

• Assisted in interviews of refugees to determine protection needs; evaluated resettlement as a durable solution
• Drafted refugee claims, proofread and translated client intake interview notes

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007

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