No matter what the type of organization, playing an active role in the political decision-making process and policy formation is no longer a luxury—it is an imperative.
A coronavirus pandemic (or even the threat of such a pandemic) could easily make it more difficult for parties to perform their obligations under many types of contracts—especially contracts requiring travel or involving the delivery of goods and services. In the event that one of the parties to a contract can’t perform as a result of an actual or potential coronavirus outbreak, would the doctrine of force majeure allow them to suspend their performance or terminate the contract?
Sherli Frank is a litigator with extensive experience in intellectual property, business and employment litigation at both the trial and appellate level. Sherli’s representative matters range from serving as class counsel in a certified California wage and hour litigation, to representing artists and producers in copyright infringement and trademark actions. Throughout her career, Sherli has successfully argued numerous dispositive motions and deposed key witnesses, including corporate executives.
In addition, Sherli has represented clients in transactional matters, such as drafting and negotiating work-for-hire and nondisclosure agreements, and provided advice and counsel on issues related to discrimination, copyright infringement and breach of contract, among other matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Sherli practiced in California and New York. During law school, Sherli externed at the Los Angeles Immigration Court and spent a semester at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London where she served on the European Union Commission Promotion of Democratization and Human Rights in Iran, a project aimed at ensuring Iran’s adherence to international human rights laws.
Represented Pulse Health, LLC in its Complaint against Akers Biosciences, Inc. in the District of Oregon for breach of an exclusive license agreement. The licensed technology involved chemical formulations for measuring oxidative stress in exhaled breath. Case settled and permanent injunction entered.
Bet Tzedek Legal Services – Executive Committee of the Bet Tzedek New Leadership Council
De Minimis No More: The End of Even Nominal Off-the-Clock Work in CaliforniaCo-author, Western Grower & Shipper, November-December 2018
Summary of Select New Laws Impacting California EmployersBrownstein Client Alert, December 13, 2017
Department of Labor Withdraws Controversial Independent Contractor and Joint Employer GuidanceBrownstein Client Alert, June 7, 2017
City of Los Angeles Absolutely, Positively Bans the Box, Even for Non-Resident Employers
Brownstein Client Alert, December 16, 2016
California Severely Limits Employment-Related Choice of Law and Venue ProvisionsBrownstein Client Alert, September 30, 2016
Protect the Privilege: Considerations in Employment InvestigationsBrownstein Client Alert, August 23, 2016
Senate Extends Employee Whistleblower Protection to Antitrust ViolationsBrownstein Client Alert, September 1, 2015
National Association of Women Lawyers’ Outstanding Student Award, 2008