LOS ANGELES (October 29, 2019) -- Seyfarth today announced that Sherry Skibbe has rejoined the firm in Los Angeles as a partner in the Labor & Employment department. Skibbe returns to Seyfarth from Faraday Future, where she served as assistant general counsel.
For over a decade at Seyfarth, Skibbe represented employers in all aspects of employment law, including defense of wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, unfair competition and wage and hour claims. She has significant experience defending companies against wage and hour class and collective actions involving both federal and state law claims for companies in the insurance, financial, mortgage and retail industries.
"Sherry is an exceptional talent and we're excited to welcome her back to Seyfarth," said Laura Maechtlen, chair of Seyfarth's Labor & Employment department. "We know firsthand that Sherry has a tremendous employment practice and we're thrilled to see her successful career continue at the firm."
At Faraday Future, Skibbe advised senior executives and human
resources with respect to employment law issues, including business
restructuring, employment policy creation and application, worker
classification, workforce management, discrimination and harassment
claims, wage-and-hour, immigration and workplace safety.
"Our Los Angeles team is delighted at Sherry's return. Her in-house experience provides a great dimension to her already elite wage and hour practice," said Laura Shelby, co-managing partner of Seyfarth's Los Angeles office.
"Sherry is a fantastic team member and we're ecstatic that she's back at the firm," said Nicholas Waddles, co-managing partner of Seyfarth's Los Angeles office.
Skibbe earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of California's Hastings College of Law. She received a M.I.A. from Columbia University's School of International and Political Affairs and earned her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.