Jeffrey Wohl | Partner, Employment Law Department
Jeffrey Wohl is a partner and chair of the Employment Law Department in the firm’s San Francisco office. Mr. Wohl represents major national and regional companies in high technology, biotechnology, financial services, retail, hospitality, corporate solutions, health care, logistics, and other industry sectors, in the areas of employment litigation and counseling, including individual and class action discrimination, wage-and-hour, wrongful discharge, and privacy cases. Mr. Wohl is a member of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and has been named as one of the best employment lawyers in the Bay Area, California and the nation. He is a frequent speaker who has been featured at a wide range of programs for the American Bar Association, the National Employment Law Institute (for which he serves on its Advisory Board), the Society for Human Resources Management, Practicing Law Institute, California Continuing Education of the Bar, and other groups. Mr. Wohl serves as a judge pro tem with the San Francisco Superior Court and an accredited mediator with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Mr. Wohl also serves as a mediator for parties on a private basis. Mr. Wohl has served as a member of the Board of Directors of United Way Bay Area, a member of its Governance Committee, and its General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer. Mr. Wohl received an A.B. with highest honors from the University of California at Berkeley in 1977 and his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1980. Following graduation from law school, Mr. Wohl served as a law clerk to the Honorable Morey L. Sear, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Wohl was a partner for many years at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, where he headed its San Francisco Employment Law Group and served for ten years as Orrick’s first General Counsel.
Adriana Simmons | Associate, Employment Law Department
Ms. Simmons is an associate in Paul Hasting’s Employment Law Department and is based in the firm’s New York office. Ms. Simmons represents both for-profit and not-for-profit employers in a wide range of federal and state employment litigation and non-litigation matters, from client advice and counseling regarding recent laws and their application as well as throughout mediation, arbitration, trial, and appeal.
Ms. Simmons received her law degree from The University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2019, where she served as Development Editor for the Journal of Constitutional Law and interned with the Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015. Ms. Simmons is admitted to practice law in New York.