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Quarles & Brady Attorney James Y. Wu Named Northern California Super Lawyer

Walnut Creek, CA — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP is pleased to announce that James Y. Wu, the California Labor and Employment Chair, has been named by Northern California Super Lawyers as among the top attorneys in Northern California for 2019.

Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service that recognizes outstanding lawyers who have gained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual, statewide selections are made using a multi-phased process that includes independent peer nominations, peer evaluations, and research. Only the top five percent of attorneys in each state are honored as Super Lawyers.

Wu represents businesses in various industries and sizes in California and throughout the U.S. He has significant experience providing legal advice and counsel for employers, including avoiding wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour claims, as well as restrictive covenants, defamation, leaves of absence, alternative dispute resolution, class actions, RIFs and breach of contract. Wu also defends employers when claims are made against them by current or former employees, or by government agencies.

Wu received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Stanford University, and received his law degree from Boston College Law School. Wu is currently serving in his second year as President of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, is a Board Member and Past-President of the Northern California Employment Roundtable, and former President and Board Member of the Walnut Creek Little League.