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Yvonne Arvanitis Fossati

Principal and Office Litigation Manager
Los Angeles

P 213-689-0404
F 213-689-0430


Yvonne Arvanitis Fossati is a Principal and Litigation Manager in the Los Angeles, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has extensive experience in all facets of employment litigation and has tried numerous cases.

Ms. Fossati has represented employers and individual defendants in all types of employment litigation, including sexual harassment, discrimination on the basis of sex, race, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, retaliation and wrongful termination. Ms. Fossati also has significant experience in the area of wage and hour class actions. She also provides advice and counsel related to employment issues and conducts training sessions on all types of employment law issues. Ms. Fossati develops and conducts sexual harassment prevention training for California supervisors in compliance with AB 1825 (California’s mandatory sexual harassment prevention training law).

Ms. Fossati has significant experience arbitrating employment disputes pursuant to employment arbitration agreements and collective bargaining agreements as well as defending employers in judicial arbitrations. She also has regularly handled both judicial and private employment dispute meditations on behalf of employers.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Professionals in Human Resource Administration
  • State Bar of California

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Discrimination Due To Breastfeeding: Jury Verdict Upheld in Favor of Police Officer
September 27, 2017

Affirming that breastfeeding is a medical condition related to pregnancy and that the police department’s conduct violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), a federal appeals court in Atlanta has upheld the jury’s verdict for a former Tuscaloosa, Alabama police officer. Hicks v. City of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, No. 16-13003 (11th Cir. Read More

Lyft Drivers Allege Uber Spied on them for Competitive Edge
June 5, 2017

Co-author: Devin Rauchwerger  A former Lyft driver filed a class action lawsuit in the Northern District of California against Uber, alleging Uber violated the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”), the California Invasion of Privacy Act (“CIPA”), and other common law invasions of privacy and unfair competition.  The plaintiff se Read More

Companies May Soon Have a New Defense Against Cyber-Attacks
March 21, 2017

The Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act is a new bill that is gaining positive bipartisan support and significant interest from business communities, lawmakers and academics. The proposed bill amends the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act which does not provide adequate deterrence for criminal hacking. Read More