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Kristen Nesbit

Kristen Nesbit

Lecturer in Law

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: August 25, 2019




Kristen Nesbit is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Fisher Phillips, where she practices employment litigation and client counseling. Nesbit represents employers from case inception through trial or arbitration. She has represented organizations in multiple jury trials that have resulted in defense verdicts for her clients.

Nesbit has represented clients throughout California, in both Superior Courts and U.S. District Court and before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She has also successfully argued appeals before the California Court of Appeal and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In 2013, Nesbit was named to the “Hot List” for Minority Attorneys Under 40 in the Western Region by Lawyers of Color Inc., which is comprised of only 100 attorneys who practice in the Western Region of the United States. In 2015 and 2016, she was recognized in Southern California Super Lawyers – Rising Stars and as a “Southern California - Top Women’s Attorney” by Los Angeles Magazine. She was also selected by the National Advocate as a “Top 100 African American Lawyer” in 2015 and 2016. In 2016, she received the “Women of Influence” award from the business publication L.A. Biz for her accomplishments in the legal field.

Nesbit earned a JD from Loyola Law School and a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Los Angeles Times
January 15, 2020
Re: Wayne Sandholtz

Wayne Sandholtz, a faculty member part of both USC Gould and USC Dornsife, wrote an op-ed discussing how Trump is “a few steps from becoming a new kind of autocrat –an elected one.” He analyzes how Trump’s strategies and actions mirror those of other elected autocrats, naming Viktor Orban, Vladimir Putin, and Rodrigo Duterte as examples.

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Thomas D. Lyon
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