Overview

Neta Levanon represents employers in administrative, state, and federal proceedings in a wide range of single plaintiff and class and collective employment matters, including those involving exempt and independent contractor misclassification, meal and rest breaks, and off-the-clock work. She advises clients regarding labor and employment aspects of complex corporate transactions, and counsels employers with respect to employee compensation, personnel policies and employee handbooks, and enforcement of restrictive covenants. Representative matters include:

  • Securing a writ of mandate from the California Court of Appeal in a putative statewide class action alleging employees were misclassified as exempt
  • Challenging admissibility of damages expert in federal court in California statewide class action alleging misclassification of employees as exempt
  • Representing employer in New York State Department of Labor hearing regarding alleged misclassification of worker as independent contractor
  • Managing discovery and drafting dispositive briefing challenging putative class and PAGA collective action representatives in California state court statewide wage-and-hour litigation

In addition to labor and employment matters, Neta has represented clients in complex, high stakes commercial litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Representative matters include:

  • Drafting trial practice motions and briefing, and second chairing cross-examination of multiple witnesses, in a federal district court trial with $4.3 billion at stake
  • Drafting summary judgment briefing and conducting oral argument on motions in limine as counsel to plaintiff in a state court malicious prosecution action

Prior to joining Littler, Neta practiced employment and complex commercial litigation in the Los Angeles and New York offices of a top-tier international law firm, and served as a law clerk to the Hon. Pamela K. Chen in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Vice President

Princeton Association of New York City

News, Analysis & Press

A Potentially Far-Reaching Impact for NYC Freelance Law

Law360

May 12, 2017

The Ascendancy of Associational Freedoms: Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act and Political Party Delegate Allocation

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 111:848-889

May 2011

Books & Book Chapters

  • Exposure Torts, A Practitioner’s Guide to Class Actions, Second Edition, with Richard W. Mark, 2017

Education

  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 2011
  • B.A., Princeton University, 2008

Languages

  • Hebrew
  • French

Bar Admission

New York
California

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California