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Daphne Pierre Bishop

Partner & Chair of Workplace Investigations Group

Van Dermyden Makus Law Corporation

Daphne Pierre Bishop, AWI-CH has represented companies with California workforces for nearly two decades. Her experience advising and defending small to Fortune 500 companies in all types of industries against the gamut of employment-related claims offers her a unique advantage in assisting companies prevent, investigate and resolve employee and institutional misconduct. Daphne’s litigation experience ranges from defending companies against claims of sexual harassment, retaliation, discrimination, and other employment-related claims, such as wrongful termination, breach of contract, and whistle-blowing. She has also defended employers in class action lawsuits alleging violations of wage and hour laws, payment of wages, meal and rest breaks, and commission chargebacks. Daphne also has extensive experience working closely with companies to help them avoid litigation, including providing advice on employment issues ranging from discipline to leaves of absence. Combining her litigation and counseling experience, Daphne’s practice now focuses on providing internal investigation services as a neutral third party investigator or a strategic advisor. Clients rely on Daphne’s extensive experience to ensure that employee complaints are promptly and thoroughly investigated, so that should a claim arise out of an investigation they minimize their overall legal risk. Daphne received a B.A. from Yale College and a J.D. from UCLA School of Law. Daphne is an AWI Certificate Holder.


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