Horowitz & Clayton is a small firm
where all legal work is performed by experienced
trial lawyers with excellent legal training and more
than 20 years each practicing employment law.
Committed to providing top notch legal services on
a cost effective and direct, personal basis,
Craig Horowitz and Wayne Clayton founded
the firm in March 1999. Drawing on their history of
having worked together for over twenty years
(starting back in their O'Melveny & Myers days),
Mr. Horowitz and Mr. Clayton are as dedicated to
this practice of serving clients and obtaining excellent
outcomes today as when we began
Horowitz & Clayton more than ten years ago.
Horowitz & Clayton has an established history of providing advice, administrative hearing and litigation legal services to clients at a reasonable (and highly effective) cost. We also conduct neutral investigations of employee reports of harassment or discrimination. Further we draft and negotiate employment contracts.
Mr. Horowitz and Mr. Clayton have appeared before all California state and federal courts, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Division of Industrial Relations on wage and hour matters. We have significant trial experience typically trying at least one case per year. For our public sector clients, Horowitz & Clayton also provides advice as to Skelly hearings and Internal Affairs investigations. In addition, we have an excellent success rate in public and private sector arbitrations. We also work closely with clients in developing and implementing personnel policies and procedures as well as negotiating and drafting employment contracts. Finally, we are also experienced appellate counsel having handled numerous appeals to the state and federal courts of appeal. Our trial outcomes have been excellent, with approximately a dozen jury trials going to verdict.
Over the years, Horowitz & Clayton has also been retained to represent managerial employees accused of sexual harassment, unfair trade practices, fraud and other commercial misconduct. Typically, our defense in such matters has been pursuant to Labor Code Section 2802, meaning the Company or employer had an obligation to provide the individual defendant separate, independent counsel. We have worked successfully in such conflict matters with many large firms, including O'Melveny & Myers, Jackson Lewis LLP, Meserve, Mumper & Hughes, Goodwin Procter, LLP, Steptoe and Johnson, Farella Braun & Martel LLP and Quinn, Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. As a small firm, our success is driven by our focus on providing superior (and practical) legal services to clients on a cost-effective basis. We have a disciplined approach to litigation where we forcefully advance our client’s interests, positioning for a positive outcome as early in the process as is practicable under the circumstances. And in those cases where pre-trial resolution is not feasible, we vigorously try the case.
We have achieved excellent results in wrongful termination, sex harassment, retaliation, discrimination, whistleblower, and wage and hour cases. To learn more about Horowitz & Clayton and determine whether we are a good match for your employment law needs, please call us at (310) 442-1122 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.