Heather Conniff is a founding member of Shegerian Conniff LLP. Her practice focuses on employment law and includes all aspects of case management from initiation through trial, with particular emphasis in law and motion, litigation, and appeals. Ms. Conniff has extensive experience and success in drafting and arguing substantive motions, including Motions for Summary Judgment, Demurrers, and Post-Trial Motions. Ms. Conniff also has successfully briefed and argued appeals in both the California Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Conniff places special emphasis on the personal investment of vindicating her client’s rights to achieve the best possible resolution and outcome for their cases. A magna cum laude graduate of Whittier Law School, Ms. Conniff worked for the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Staff Attorneys Office, as well as the Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustees during her law school tenure. Ms. Conniff also served as Executive Editor of Whittier Law Review. Prior to law school, Ms. Conniff attended the University of California, Irvine, where she received both a B.S. in Biological Science and a B.A. in Political Science.
Ms. Conniff is licensed to practice in the State of California. She is admitted to the State Bar of California, the United States District Court for Central District of California, as well as the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also is a member of a number of legal memberships and affiliations, including Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles American Bar Association and the Los Angeles and Orange County Bar Associations.
Maynes v. Western Christian
California Court of Appeals reverses the district courts’ dismissal of plaintiff’s lawsuit and finds that the determination of whether a defendant qualifies as a nonprofit religious corporation exempt from liability under FEHA was not appropriate at the demurrer stage where extraneous evidence could not be considered.
Wexler v. Jensen Pharmaceuticals
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals determines whether there was sufficient evidence on summary judgment of age discrimination against a 12-year pharmaceutical representative of Jensen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Bishara v. Rite Aid
California Court of Appeals determines whether there was sufficient evidence on summary judgment of age and medical leave discrimination against a 32-year employee of Rite Aid.
Cortney Shegerian is a founding member of Shegerian Conniff LLP and lead trial lawyer. Her practice focuses on employment law and includes all aspects of case management from inception through trial, with particular emphasis in jury trials and case resolution. Ms. Shegerian has extensive experience and success in mediation, all aspects of litigation, trial preparation and jury trials. Throughout her career as an attorney, she has tried numerous cases in both State and Federal Court. Ms. Shegerian has argued in the California Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of California. Ms. Shegerian places her focus on discovering each client’s personal experience in order obtain the best possible outcome for their case.
Ms. Shegerian was named one of the “Most Influential Women Lawyers in Los Angeles” in 2017. In February 2017, she became one of the youngest attorneys in California to argue a case before the California Supreme Court.
Ms. Shegerian has served as a speaker and panelist in the area of employment law for the Consumer Attorney of California Travel Seminar in Hawaii, November 28-December 1st, 2017, Speaker on the topic of “Gender Discrimination in the Workplace: Is It Affecting Your Client?”, Consumer Attorney of California Travel Seminar in Sonoma, April 1-2, 2016, Panel Speaker on the topic of “Finding the Story in your Employment Trial.”, the Los Angeles County Bar Association Saturday Seminar November 14, 2015, Panel Speaker on the topic of “Nuts and Bolts” of Employment law, “Plaintiff’s Perspective on Disability Discrimination.”
Ms. Shegerian is licensed to practice in the State of California. She is admitted to the State Bar of California and the United States District Court for Central District of California, She also is a member of a number of legal memberships and affiliations, including Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California, American Bar Association, Armenian Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Women and the Los Angeles, Orange County, and Fresno County Bar Associations.
Ms. Shegerian is an active Board Member for the Peggy Albrecht Friendly House and a volunteer at the Sojourn Battered Women’s Shelter in Santa Monica.
Elisa Gozarkhah is a founder and managing director of The Law Man Group. Elisa’s practice includes helping victims of personal injuries, as well as family law, and workers’ compensation. She also has experience working as criminal defense counsel.
Elisa is a member of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and regularly volunteers at the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law.
Shauneen Militello is a corporate transactional associate representing public and private clients in a broad range of US and cross-border corporate transactions .
Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, debt and equity financings, public and private offerings, corporate restructurings, leveraged buyouts, public regulatory disclosures, general corporate governance and other general corporate and securities matters. Her clients cover a wide range of industries and include publicly traded corporations, emerging growth companies, multinationals, financial institutions and both distressed companies and investors of distressed companies.
Ms. Saryan specializes in commercial litigation, with a focus in false advertising, breach of contract, unfair competition, business disputes and intellectual property.
She also practices transactional law, with experience representing entertainment production companies and film producers, charitable foundations, and start-ups.
Ms. Saryan’s previous litigation experience ranges from employment class actions, to special education law.
Ms. Saryan received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Tufts University in 2007. She obtained her juris doctorate from Whittier Law School in 2013, where she received multiple awards for her high performance in litigation and entertainment law.
Ms. Saryan is admitted to practice law in the state of California, and is licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court, in the Central and Southern Districts of California. Ms. Saryan is a member of the Armenian Bar Association.
Ms. Alznauer has almost 15 years of experience in Immigration Law. During this time, she gained enormous experience in family- and especially business- immigration. Ms. Alznauer’s current law practice at Perry & Associates focuses on complex business immigration, aliens of extraordinary ability (scientists, artists, businessmen and others). She has extensive experience with visas and green cards for investors, work and student visas, as well as international business transfers to the United States.
In the family based field, her most recent interest includes assisting the LGBT community acquiring equal immigration law benefits, family unity and seeking political asylum for those whose rights are abused abroad. Ms. Alznauer frequently represents our clients during the interviews at the Immigration Service.
An immigrant herself, Ms. Alznauer knows what it is like to need a work permit and green card, therefore she is always ready to help.
Ms. Alznauer is a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, State of California Bar and American Bar Association. Born in Belarus, Ms. Alznauer is fluent in Russian and Belorussian. She reads Polish, Ukrainian and French.