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Travis Gemoets

Partner
TGemoets@jmbm.com
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Tel: (310) 785-5387
Fax: (310) 712-3387

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

Assistant
Linda Tolbert
310.203.8080 Ext: 6410
LT2@jmbm.com

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®, in which capacity he negotiates union contracts and resolves labor disputes throughout the country, defends class action claims, develops strategies for the mass onboarding and separation of employees, and recommends proactive changes to employers' policies and practices in order to minimize potential liability risks.

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 federal courts in California, Minnesota, Texas, and Illinois; 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 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 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

Education

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