Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is proud to announce that Los Angeles partners Roland M. Juarez and Julia Y. Trankiem are featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Minority Leaders of Influence: Attorneys” awards, which recognize the most influential minority attorneys in Los Angeles County.

A partner in the firm’s labor and employment practice, Juarez handles high-stakes employment cases with an innovative approach. His experience includes class actions, non-compete, non-solicitation and employee raiding cases, discrimination, harassment, disability, wage and hour, PAGA and Title III website accessibility cases. He has secured numerous trial and arbitration wins in wage and hour cases and various discrimination cases, including precedent-setting wins in several industries. Highly decorated for his outstanding trial work, Juarez has been listed on the Daily Journal’s “Top Labor and Employment Lawyers 2020” awards and on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “2020 Leader of Influence: Top Litigators & Trial Lawyers” and “2020 Top Minority Attorneys” awards. He has also been recognized as a California Labor and Employment Star and was nominated as California's top Labor & Employment Litigation Attorney in 2019, both by Benchmark Litigation. Columbia Law School, JD 1992; University of Mexico, BA 1989.

Defending management in a broad range of employment matters, Trankiem collaborates and partners with companies to solve complex employment issues. She has represented employers across wide-ranging industries in class, collective, representative and hybrid actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws. Her wage and hour experience includes litigation involving claims of misclassification, off-the-clock work and unpaid overtime, and meal and rest period violations. Trankiem was listed as a California Labor and Employment Star by Benchmark Litigation in 2020, and she was previously named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Most Influential Minority Attorneys” awards in 2019. University of Michigan Law School, JD 2003; University of California, Los Angeles, BA 2000.