Overview

Maggy M. Athanasious represents and counsels private and public employers in a broad range of employment and labor law matters, including wage and hour issues; class and representative actions; discrimination, retaliation and harassment claims; leaves and accommodations; employee discipline and terminations; and management/labor relations and collective bargaining issues. She is an experienced presenter and has conducted in-person training on a variety of employment law topics, including accommodations, harassment and workplace investigations. Prior to joining Littler, Maggy represented school districts and other local educational agencies in labor and employment matters at another firm.

Maggy represents clients in state and federal court, as well as before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the Public Employment Relations Board. She regularly defends clients in single plaintiff litigation matters, as well as complex class actions and California’s Private Attorneys’ General Act claims.

Maggy also has experience handling a broad range of labor matters including advising clients on contract interpretation, compliance issues and the application of the Educational Employment Relations Act and the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act. She has assisted clients with grievance dispute resolution, arbitrations, unfair labor practice proceedings, unit modification, decertification, impasse and fact-finding procedures, strike preparations, and unilateral contract implementation following impasse. She also has experience serving as chief spokesperson in labor contract negotiations.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

State Bar of California

Member

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Member

Arab American Lawyers Association of Southern California

News, Analysis & Press

IDEA Due Process Survival Guide: A Step-by-Step Companion for Administrators and Attorneys

LRP Publications

2008

Redistributing California’s Schoolchildren

Cal. Law., October 2007 at 31

October 2007

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2007
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2004magna cum laude

Languages

  • Arabic

Bar Admission

California

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • 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. District Court, Northern District of California