Nancy L. Abell

USA: California

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Nancy Abell is a partner in the Employment Law Department of Paul Hastings. She previously served as the global chair of the firm’s Employment Law Department, which spans from Shanghai to Frankfurt. Resident in the firm’s Los Angeles office, Ms. Abell is a trial lawyer who works exclusively in the representation of private and public employers in all aspects of employment law and litigation, including discrimination as well as wage and hour class actions; trials of statutory and common law claims; Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs systemic cases and affirmative action compliance reviews; unfair labor practice charges and other proceedings before the NLRB; organizing campaigns; labor negotiations; arbitrations; systemic charges and complaints before the EEOC, state anti-discrimination agencies, the Department of Labor and state wage and hour compliance agencies; and disability access cases under Title III and state laws.

Her clients include major technology companies, defense contractors, manufacturing companies, professional firms, entertainment companies, financial institutions, and retailers. She has successfully defeated numerous high-profile discrimination and wage-hour class actions, represented numerous leading national law firms in partner and glass ceiling cases and defended members of the judiciary.

We provide strategic legal advice and services to help employers minimize the risk of litigation through effective workplace strategies. Paul Hastings is a widely recognized leader in U.S. employment law with a thriving practice in key markets across Asia and Europe. Our lawyers have appeared in matters in all 50 U.S. states as well as other jurisdictions throughout the world.

Paul Hastings has been named the Global Management Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year by The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers every year since 2006. In addition, we are consistently ranked among the top Employment Law practices by Chambers and Partners in its annual guides to the leading lawyers and law firms.

Paul Hastings is a leading international law firm that provides innovative legal solutions to many of the world’s top financial institutions and Fortune Global 500 companies. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., we have the global reach and extensive capabilities to provide personalized service wherever our clients’ needs take us.

We are proud to consistently rank among the best firms in leading legal publications such as The American Lawyer, Chambers and Partners, and Legal 500.

“Leading light and global chair of Paul Hastings’s employment law department, Nancy Abell covers the entire spectrum of labor and employment within her practice as a trial lawyer. Clients state: “They are the best hands you can be in. You can sleep well at night knowing she’s at the helm.”
Chambers & Partners, 2015