Morin Jacob is the chair of the firm's state-wide Public Safety Practice Group. Morin counsels and represents Liebert Cassidy Whitmore clients on all labor and employment law, primarily working with public safety agencies, but also representing Cities, Counties, and Special Districts.
Morin handles all facets of defense-side employment litigation, from pre-litigation through trial and appeal. Most recently, Morin first-chaired a five week jury trial for the County of Stanislaus Sheriff's Department and secured a complete defense verdict on all causes of action. Morin is also lead counsel in the BART Police Department arbitration where BART PD seeks to sustain the termination of a peace officer that was present when Oscar Grant was shot and killed. In addition to trials and arbitrations, she represents clients in administrative proceedings, including before the DFEH, EEOC and EDD.
Morin also has extensive experience in conducting workplace investigations. She has investigated high-level employees and elected/appointed officials for allegations such as harassment, discrimination, embezzlement, and negligence in carrying out their duties. Morin has also testified in legal proceedings, defending her workplace investigations.
Morin also has experience in labor relations and negotiations in the public sector. She represents local police and fire agencies in labor negotiations with employee unions, and in litigation arising out of labor relations disputes.
Morin also conducts management training programs on a variety of employment law issues, including POBR and FBOR, discipline and termination, counseling and evaluation, wage and hour issues, and sexual harassment prevention. Plus, Morin is regularly selected to present at statewide public safety and municipal conferences.
In 2014, Morin was selected to attend the Senior Executives in State and Local Government course offered by Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government (Executive Education), where she studied cutting edge issues involving public safety, state and local government. She has also been a contributing author to the firm's California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog since its inception.
Morin has served as a member of the League of California Cities Employee Relations Committee. Additionally Morin has published numerous articles, and from 2000-2006 served as a lecturer at the California State University, Stanislaus where she taught a pre-law/civil liberties course entitled "Women in American Law."