Having practiced employment law for the defense as well as plaintiffs, Ms. Semmel understands employment law disputes from the perspective of both employers and employees. Ms. Semmel harnesses this dual perspective to effect resolution of disputes in mediation and to adjudicate matters in arbitration fairly and efficiently. She also has deep experience with business litigation matters such as breach of contract, unfair competitive practices, fraud, real estate and other commercial matters.
In 2015, Amy Semmel was honored to be appointed to the American Arbitration Association National Roster of Employment Arbitrators. She has served as arbitrator in excess of 160 matters addressing a wide range of employment, contract and consumer law claims, including race discrimination, disability discrimination, gender discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing, wrongful termination, mis-classification, breach of contract, theft of trade secrets and breaches of non-disclosure agreements, as well as many wage and hour matters and consumer disputes.
Ms. Semmel also serves on the American Arbitration Association National Roster of Employment Mediators. Ms. Semmel is available to mediate employment and business litigation cases either privately or through the AAA.
Having adjudicated numerous discovery disputes as arbitrator, Ms. Semmel is also available as a discovery referee.
Ms. Semmel has published numerous articles, many in the Daily Journal, on a variety of employment law topics, such as employee privacy rights and other discovery issues. She is frequently invited to speak at conferences and seminars throughout the state about employment law.