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Alana U. Thorbourne

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Biography

Alana U. Thorbourne is a litigation associate in the firm's Los Angeles office. Alana’s practice focuses on labor and employment law and litigation. As part of her work in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, Alana has assisted in defending against claims involving harassment, discrimination, retaliation, failure to accommodate, and failure to engage in the interactive process. Alana has experience in in all stages of civil litigation, including drafting and arguing a wide array of motions, taking depositions and trial preparation. She also has experience representing clients in mediations and administrative hearings pending before California State agencies. Alana also has in-house experience, working as employment counsel at one of the world's leading entertainment companies where she provided general advice and counseling and defended the company in litigation involving a wide variety of employment and workplace issues.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of California
  • California Minority Counsel Program, Ambassadors Council Member
  • Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles

Education

Alana obtained her J.D. from University of California Davis School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Washington. While at UC Davis School of Law, Alana was a Copy Editor and Section Writer for the Journal of Juvenile Law and Policy. She was also President of the Black Law Students Association and Vice Chair of the Moot Court Board.

Alana was selected for Order of the Barristers, and was also the recipient of the Witkin Award for receiving the highest grade in her Labor Law class.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • California