222 N. Pacific Coast Highway,
El Segundo, California 90245
- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A., English Literature and Political Science
- Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D., Staff Writer and Chief Note and Comment Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Journal
Amanda N. Luftman
Amanda N. Luftman represents both employers and employees on a wide range of labor and employment issues. Because Ms. Luftman is familiar with and has argued opposing perspectives of the same issues, she brings unique value to her clients, whether they are prosecuting or defending employment-related claims.
Ms. Luftman routinely 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. Ms. Luftman deploys preventative counseling; provides alternative solutions to disputes; and regularly advises on employee discipline and other workplace matters. Ms. Luftman also drafts and negotiates employment agreements, company policies, and employee handbooks for employers.
When companies fail to “get it right”, Ms. Luftman represents former employees in their efforts to achieve more favorable separation terms. She represents current employees to assist in the resolution of their differences with their employers. Ms. Luftman strives to achieve a speedy and amicable resolution for her clients, but will not hesitate to file a lawsuit when necessary. Ms. Luftman also assists employees in their negotiations for new employment; reviews and revises employment agreements; and negotiates best employment terms.
In addition to her employment law practice, Ms. Luftman also drafts and reviews contracts for her corporate clients. Ms. Luftman creates and negotiates consulting agreements, vendor agreements, engagement agreements, operating agreements, stock purchase agreements and most contracts utilized by a business.
Ms. Luftman is a committed foodie who loves to stay abreast of the latest additions to the Los Angeles restaurant scene. She also enjoys swimming, skiing, traveling and spending time with family, friends, and yes, her clients, too.
- Interviewing the Plaintiff Employee: How Discrimination Claims Become Wage and Hour Lawsuits, Provisors (August 12, 2016) (Co-Presenter)
- Wage and Hour Lawsuits: Common Errors in Employer Timekeeping – Practices and Effective Strategies for Compliance, MCLE Training at the South Bay Bar Association Labor & Employment Section Luncheon (June 30, 2016)
- Managing Employee Performance: Progressive Discipline and the Importance of Documentation, CEO Forum (June 2, 2016)
- Plan for Success: Protecting Your Business, Employees and Wallet, Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce South Bay Business Leaders Summit (May 12, 2016) (Co-Presenter)
- Leaves of Absence and the Interactive Process, Client In-House Presentation (March 21, 2016)
Ms. Luftman began her legal career with Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP in Los Angeles. While at Robins, Kaplan, Ms. Luftman participated in complex litigation including various business litigation matters on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. She also represented both employees and employers in the employment law arena, and handled numerous tort cases, including personal injury claims, on behalf of plaintiffs.
In 2001, Ms. Luftman accepted a position as a Senior Human Resources Consultant with The Walt Disney Company, specializing in employee relations. At The Walt Disney Company, Ms. Luftman advised and counseled both management and employees at the Studios, in an effort to resolve employee issues; advised managers about hiring and firing practices; mediated employee disputes; and provided training for employees regarding employment laws.
Ms. Luftman joined forces with Stephen Z. Boren to create The Law Offices of Boren and Luftman in 2003. Together with Jeremy J. Osher, Ms. Luftman and Mr. Boren established Boren, Osher & Luftman, LLP in 2007.