Tim Reed and Allison Vasquez Saunders Named Office Managing Partners

Date   Aug 13, 2020

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Tim Reed was named FordHarrison’s San Francisco Bay Area Office Managing Partner and Allison Vasquez Saunders was named FordHarrison's Los Angeles Office Managing Partner.

Tim is a well-rounded lawyer and devotes his practice to representing employers in labor and employment law matters. He has practiced employment law for over ten years and his representation experience includes, but not limited to, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, trade secrets and wage-and-hour claims. Tim concentrates his legal practice on successful representation of management in legal disputes and has resolved numerous matters to the satisfaction of clients.

“Tim has contributed tremendously to the growth of our San Francisco Bay Area office since co-founding it in 2018. He has proven his commitment to providing superior client service and his leadership ability is unmatched,” said Al McKenna, FordHarrison Managing Partner. “I am confident Tim will be successful in this role.”

Allison joined FordHarrison’s Los Angeles office in 2014 as a partner. She is a seasoned litigator and focuses the bulk of her practice defending private and public employers in state and federal courts in employment matters. She has defended clients in a variety of matters including claims for discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, and retaliation. Allison represents a diverse group of clients, including hospitals, restaurants, municipal entities, insurance carriers, small businesses, and other company clients throughout the state of California.

“Allison is a proven leader and we are excited for her to assume her new role,” said Al McKenna, FordHarrison Managing Partner. “Los Angeles is one of the firm’s fastest growing offices and Allison has demonstrated that she has the necessary skillset to lead as Office Managing Partner.”

FordHarrison has a long-standing commitment to prioritizing diversity and inclusion with 43% of the firm’s management group identifying as a female and/or a minority. Out of our many diversity recognitions, our most recent one comes from The National Law Journal listing FordHarrison number six on its 2020 Women’s Scorecard.

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