The Recorder Names Nancy Yaffe and Emily Yukich as California Trailblazers

June 25, 2019 – Press Releases

Fox Rothschild LLP congratulates Nancy Yaffe and Emily J. Yukich, who were featured on The Recorder’s inaugural list of “California Trailblazers.”

This spotlight showcases innovators and thought leaders “who have made significant marks on the practice, policy and technological advancement” of their area of law.

A partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment Department, Yaffe focuses her practice on counseling and litigation with an emphasis on problem prevention and resolution. She defends businesses against claims and lawsuits involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wage-and-hour. According to The Recorder, Yaffe is “more than a problem solver for her clients, she’s a problem preventer.”

As co-chair of Fox’s Women’s Initiative, Yaffe helps promote the advancement of women attorneys within the firm and the legal community. She serves as Legal Liaison for the Los Angeles Hotels Human Resources Association and is a frequent speaker for industry groups on issues such as sexual harassment, disability accommodation and 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, Fox’s Los Angeles office managing partner and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, is an advocate for small-to-mid-sized businesses in the emerging companies and venture capital space. Building on her experience of co-founding and operating a Montessori pre-school, Yukich applies a business-centered approach when she advises companies in the tech, consumer products, manufacturing, food and beverage, construction and professional services sectors on complex transactions. The Recorder says her past experience as an entrepreneur drives her “passion for helping non-conventional, often non-tech companies find early and growth stage investors.”

Yukich has helped significantly improve the participation of women in the EC/VC sphere, founding Women in LAVA in 2011 to address the specific needs of female entrepreneurs seeking seed or venture capital. She earned her J.D. from the University of Southern California and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Kenyon College.

Yaffe and Yukich were featured in a special supplement of The Recorder on June 24.