Law Offices of Claudia Viera, Esq., 2004 - Present
Mediate cases at various stages of the legal
process with focus on employment and family disputes; teach mediation and conflict resolution/communication skills to workforces
and private groups; teach harassment prevention and employment law programs to workforces; investigate claims of harassment
or discrimination in the workplace. Private mediator since 2001.
Five-term Co-Chair Mediation Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco
Three-term President: SEEDS Conflict Resolution Center Bd. of Directors
Sloan Fellow of the Center for Mediation in Law
Group/Littler Mendelson, San Francisco, CA
of Training and Content Development/Employment Law Trainer
Taught workplace harassment, EEO, and managing
within the law courses to thousands of managers and employees nationwide; created and customized employment law training programs
for national clients; facilitated two-day Conducting Lawful Investigations programs with actors; jointly developed diversity
programs with legal overlay; created marketing materials; managed relationships with Premiere Partners; strategically organized
firm’s legal knowledge on intranet sites.
Mendelson, P.C., San Francisco, California
Represented employers of all types in a variety
of employment litigation and counseling matters; wrote pre-trial motions, DFEH responses and client advice letters; reviewed
and drafted multi-state employee handbooks; handled significant portion of workers’ compensation matter through trial;
prepared for and assisted with ADA trial; interviewed managers and employees
in extensive wage and hour audit; gave in-depth advice on immigration issues; led harassment prevention trainings.
Dispute Resolutions, San Francisco, California
Investigated sexual harassment claims: designed interview plan, interviewed witnesses, reviewed employee personnel files, gathered evidence, wrote
up report of findings, made recommendations.
and James LLP, San Francisco, California
Researched and drafted memoranda on employment,
labor and general litigation issues; wrote memo on Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Guidance on Psychiatric Disabilities;
summarized real estate documents; advised on international estate tax issues.
W. Dimkoff, P.C., Fremont, Michigan
Researched and wrote memoranda on family, estate,
personal injury and criminal legal issues; wrote trial and settlement briefs; attended pre-trial conferences and settlement
hearings; interviewed clients; prepared deposition questions; drafted complaints.
U. S. Dept. of Labor, Office
of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Oakland, CA
Researched employment discrimination laws and
conducted on-site investigative reviews; assisted in reviews by researching company files, interviewing employees and writing