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Travis Gemoets

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Tel: (310) 785-5387
Fax: (310) 712-3387

1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067

3 Park Plaza #1100
Irvine, California 92614

Kathy Gould
310.203.8080 Ext: 6410

As an experienced trial attorney, Travis Gemoets represents management in all facets of labor and employment law, including claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, wage/hour class actions, trade secrets, unfair competition, union/management relations and workplace violence. He is a member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group®.

Travis advises employers nationwide on these areas as well as on disability and religious accommodation, protected absences, personnel policies and handbooks, employee discipline and discharge, and labor relations. He lectures and consults in these areas and on other employment-related matters.

Travis has appeared before state appellate courts and the Ninth Circuit, United States Court of Appeals. He also has extensive experience with administrative agencies such as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the National Labor Relations Board, and the United States Department of Labor.

Representative Experience:

  • Trial counsel in numerous state and federal employment law matters including nationwide class actions, multi-party and single plaintiff discrimination, harassment, and whistleblower retaliation claims, as well as workplace violence/stalking prevention actions
  • California labor and employment counsel to regional and nationwide employers in retail, manufacturing, technology, hospitality, and service industries
  • Successfully argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm preliminary injunction enforcing covenant not to compete


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law, 1994

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles Political Science, 1991
with honors

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California
State Courts
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California


Labor and Employment Law Section, State Bar of California

American Business Trial Lawyers Association and CA State Bar Labor & Employment Section.

Awards & Recognition

  • Board Member, Hastings Moot Court, 1993-94
  • Appellate and Trial Advocacy Programs, 1992-94
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, AV Rating
  • Selected as a Rising Star of Southern California Law 2005-08 by the publishers of Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine

Speaking Engagements

  • Lecturer for Continuing Education of the Bar, Beverly Hills Association of Legal Administrators, Lorman Education Group, and "Lunch With Your Labor Lawyer" programs.
  • Speaker, Recent Developments in Wage & Hour Law and Updates on the Employee Free Choice Act ("EFCA"), Northern California Hotel & Lodging Conference October 1, 2009, San Jose, California.


French, Spanish

Personal Bio

In my spare time I hike and bike.
I stay at JMBM because of the great clients and great co-workers.
My favorite city in the world is Paris.