Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell announces three new partners

December 21, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) – Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce the promotion of three associates to partner—An Nguyen Ruda in the Labor & Employment Group, and Jonathan Weininger and Matthew Kenefick in the Litigation Group.

An Nguyen Ruda is a labor attorney in the Los Angeles office. She represents management and ownership in labor matters involving litigation, advice and counseling, and administrative matters, including hearings before the Labor Commissioner. Recently, Ruda defeated class action certification in two separate cases, saving the client millions in defense costs and avoiding the risks of trial. Ruda also arbitrated a breach of a settlement agreement against a plaintiff and his counsel, resulting in a favorable award for the client. In another matter, she obtained summary adjudication on a wage and hour case, resulting in an early and favorable settlement for the client.

Jonathan Weininger is a Los Angeles litigation and trial attorney with extensive experience handling real estate matters such as those involving creditors’ rights, special assets, property ownership, and construction. He also litigates securities, commercial and general business litigation matters. Recently, he represented a real estate investor and developer against publicly-traded guarantors of a multi-million dollar real estate loan. The case settled in the client’s favor on the eve of the hearing on a motion for summary judgment.

Matthew Kenefick is a San Francisco litigator whose practice includes corporate, business and real estate matters, with experience in binding arbitration, trial, appeal, settlement and alternative dispute resolution. He recently represented a venture capital fund in an extended jury trial involving a breach of contract claim against a semiconductor corporation and fraudulent transfer claims against more than 20 defendants. The resulting verdict, which was upheld on appeal, awarded his client more than $4.5 million on the breach of contract claim and more than $9.2 million on the fraudulent transfer claims.

“Jonathan, Matt and An are all dedicated lawyers who have provided excellent counsel to their clients,” said Bruce Jeffer, JMBM’s managing partner. “The Firm is proud to welcome them into the partnership and looks forward to their future contributions.”

Nguyen Ruda, Weininger and Kenefick become partners of JMBM, effective January 1, 2013.

About JMBM
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP is a full-service law firm committed to providing clients with outstanding results. From our offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County, we serve our clients’ needs worldwide. For more information about our attorneys and practice areas, visit www.JMBM.com.

About JMBM’s Labor & Employment Practice
JMBM’s Labor & Employment Department represents employers in management/union relations, state and federal employment litigation, wage and hour issues, National Labor Relations Board practice, discrimination claims and administrative proceedings, and provides counseling in all labor and employment areas.

About JMBM’s Litigation Practice
JMBM represents many small businesses and entrepreneurs as well as Fortune 1000 companies as both defendants and plaintiffs in wide range of litigation. Because we are aggressive advocates in court, our effectiveness at trial practice often paves the way for opponents to seek settlement – which we pursue and structure to our clients’ best advantage.