Maya Pri-Tal Ohana is Senior Counsel in the San Francisco office of Gordon & Rees and a member of the Employment practice group.
Ms. Ohana has experience in handling all phases of civil defense litigation in both federal and state courts. She also represents clients before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms. Ohana defends employers against claims including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, and alleged wage and hour violations.
In addition to litigation, Ms. Ohana’s practice includes strategic advice and counseling to employers on a wide variety of employment issues including employment policies, disability accommodation, wage and hour issues, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and harassment and discrimination claims. She also assists in conducting internal investigations related to workplace complaints.
Ms. Ohana represents employers from a wide range of industries, including religious and secular nonprofit organizations, high tech companies, educational institutions, restaurants, manufacturing, and insurance. In addition to appearances in state and federal court, Ms. Ohana has assisted in matters involving the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Workers Compensation Appeals Board, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Ms. Ohana defended State employees in cases alleging violation of the Eighth Amendment, successfully obtaining summary judgment for her clients on multiple occasions.
While pursuing her Juris Doctor from University of California Hastings College of the Law, she actively participated as a Research Assistant at the Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution and as a Clinic Participant at the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic. In addition, she interned abroad in Tel Aviv for Itach-Maaki’s Women Lawyers for Social Justice.
She is proficient in both French and Hebrew.
United States District Courts, Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California