Ms. Payne has more than 20 years of experience in labor and employment law. She received her J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law, her M.A. from the Monterey Institute of International Studies (now Middlebury Institute of International Studies), and her B.A. in Latin American Studies from UCLA. She speaks, reads and writes fluently in Spanish, and is proficient in French and Portuguese as well.
Noland Hamerly welcomes Ms. Payne and we look forward to making her expertise available to our clients, providing counsel and representation to employers on a wide range of matters in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. She also assists with legally required training and presents seminars and authors articles on a variety of employment law topics. She has long been active in, and served on the Boards of several professional associations and community service organizations.