Amanda N. Luftman
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Amanda N. Luftman represents both employers and employees on a wide range of labor and employment issues.
Amanda’s philosophy is “knowledge is power”. She routinely educates and counsels employers regarding best practices to comply with California’s ever-changing landscape of labor and employment law. She is passionate about providing the most practical business solutions for her clients to achieve compliance with current laws – because Amanda believes in compliance. Amanda deploys preventative counseling; provides creative solutions to disputes; assists with hiring practices and onboarding of employees; and regularly advises on employee discipline and other workplace matters. Amanda, together with the BOL Employment Group, also drafts and negotiates employment agreements, company policies, and employee handbooks for employers.
When companies fail to “get it right”, Amanda helps former employees achieve more favorable separation terms and defends employers to minimize or eliminate their exposure. Amanda strives to achieve a speedy and amicable resolution for her clients but will not hesitate to litigate when necessary. Because Amanda is familiar with and continuously argues opposing perspectives of the same issues, she brings unique value to her clients, whether they are prosecuting or defending employment-related claims. Amanda also assists employees seeking new employment; she negotiates employment terms and then reviews and revises the employment agreement.
Following the first few years of her legal career with Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP in Los Angeles, Amanda accepted a position as a Senior Human Resources Consultant with The Walt Disney Company. She thoroughly enjoyed her time with The Walt Disney Company as well as serving in a Human Resources role, which gave her a very different perspective from her usual viewpoint as the attorney. Ultimately, she returned to her first love, the practice of law. At BOL, Amanda serves as the Managing Partner of the firm where she practices what she preaches to other employers.
Amanda is a committed foodie who loves to stay abreast of the latest additions to the Los Angeles restaurant scene. She believes that good food and good live theater make for a perfect outing. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with family, friends, and yes, her clients too.
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D.
Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Journal, Staff Writer and Chief Note & Comment Editor
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A.
English Literature and Political Science
The Honorable Harvey A. Schneider, Los Angeles Superior Court [9th Floor Criminal Courts]
State Bar of California
State Bar of Arizona (inactive)