Nancy Yaffe and Emily Yukich Among The Los Angeles Business Journal’s ‘Most Influential Women Lawyers’

April 10, 2019 – Press Releases

Fox Rothschild LLP congratulates Nancy Yaffe and Emily J. Yukich, who were recognized by The Los Angeles Business Journal in the 2019 class of “Most Influential Women Lawyers.”

This annual feature honors women attorneys in the region for their “exceptional legal skills across the full spectrum of responsibility” and “contributions to the Los Angeles community at large.”

A partner in the Labor and Employment Department, Yaffe focuses her practice on counseling and litigation with an emphasis on problem prevention and resolution. She defends all types of businesses against employee claims and lawsuits involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wage-and-hour. On the firm’s California Employment Law blog, Yaffe is a frequent author on a wide variety of topics facing California employers, including class actions, discrimination and privacy issues. As co-chair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative, Yaffe works to promote the advancement of women attorneys within the firm and in the legal community. She serves as Legal Liaison for the Los Angeles Hotels Human Resources Association, and is a frequent speaker for various industry groups on issues such as sexual harassment, disability accommodation and all types of compliance. 

She earned her J.D. and Certificate in the Study of Women and Men in Society from the University of Southern California and her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of California Los Angeles.

Yukich, who is the firm’s LA office managing partner and a member of the Executive Committee, counsels small to mid-sized businesses in a variety of industries, including technology, consumer products, manufacturing, food and beverage, construction and professional services on a variety of complex transactional matters. She has helped significantly improve the participation of women in the EC/VC sphere, a sector in which they have been historically under-represented, by founding Women in LAVA in 2011 to address the specific needs of female entrepreneurs seeking seed or venture capital.  Yukich works pro bono for the New Los Angeles Charter School and Lupus LA and serves on the Corporations Committee of the California Lawyers Association and the Angel and Venture Capital Subcommittee of the American Bar Association.

She earned her J.D. from the University of Southern California and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Kenyon College.