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Peter M. Waneis

Peter M. Waneis is an associate at Andrews • Lagasse • Branch & Bell LLP, where he specializes in the defense of individuals, corporations, and organizations in a variety of legal claims, primarily employment and general liability matters. Mr. Waneis’s employment practice focuses on defending employers in wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, and employee classification disputes, as well as counseling employers on personnel issues such as hiring, promotion, discipline, termination, leaves of absence, and overtime and meal/rest period policies. Mr Waneis also represents and defends institutional clients in a variety of general liability claims ranging from slip and falls and dog bite injuries to catastrophic injuries and fatalities.

Prior to joining Andrews • Lagasse • Branch & Bell LLP, Mr. Waneis was a fellow in the Newport Beach office of Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, PC, where he practiced in the E-Discovery group and worked on various types of matters, including complex civil litigation cases, government enforcement actions, and internal investigations.

Mr. Waneis received his J.D. in 2014 from the University of California, Irvine School of Law. During law school, Mr. Waneis served as the Production Chair of the U.C. Irvine Law Review Executive Board, Sports Chair of the Entertainment Law Society, Research Assistant to dispute resolution scholar Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow, and Clinical Student for the International Justice Clinic (directed by UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye). While attending law school, Mr. Waneis clerked for Southern California Edison Company’s Labor and Employment Section and was a legal intern at the Office of the Long Beach City Attorney.

Mr. Waneis earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Development Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to law school, Mr. Waneis worked in the United States Department of State, Office of Foreign Missions.

Mr. Waneis is admitted to the State Bar of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. He is also a member of the Los Angeles Orange County Bar Association, the Arab American Lawyers Association of Southern California, and the Junior Board of Piece by Piece (an Affiliate of the Skid Row Housing Trust).

Mr. Waneis can be contacted at:

 

Andrews • Lagasse • Branch & Bell LLP

626 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1000, Los Angeles, CA 90017

(ph) 213.457.5797

(f) 213.457.5798

pwaneis@albblaw.com

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