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Schneider Wallace Cottrell Brayton Konecky LLP Grows

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Civil Rights/Consumer Class Action Powerhouse Schneider & Wallace is

now Schneider Wallace Cottrell  Konecky LLP

SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2008
– San Francisco-based Schneider &

Wallace, a leading class action law firm serving the legal needs of employees

and consumers for 15 years, is now Schneider Wallace Cottrell Brayton Konecky

LLP. The firm name change reflects its growth and the ongoing contributions of

Partners Carolyn Cottrell, Clint Brayton and Joshua Konecky.


“During the last 15 years, our attorney ranks have grown in numbers and

the matters we handle have also expanded in both size and importance.

Carolyn, Clint and Josh have all played substantial roles in that growth and in the

firm’s success, and I can think of no better way to acknowledge this to our clients

and community than putting their names on the door,” said Todd Schneider,

founder and partner.


Founded in 1993, the firm has experienced consistent, strategic growth

and has demonstrated continued success in leading class actions against

corporations and government entities. Recently, the firm has handled highprofile

class actions involving race discrimination (
Satchell v. FedEx), race and

gender discrimination (Holloway v. BestBuy), access to education for disabledstudents (

Lopez v. SFUSD), sexual orientation discrimination (Carlson v.

eHarmony), disability discrimination of behalf of deaf employees (Bates v. UPS)and gender discrimination (

Singlton v. Regents of the University of California).

Cottrell focuses on discrimination, harassment and retaliation matters.

She has litigated hundreds of employment discrimination and civil rights actions.

Cottrell is a member of the State Bar of California, San Francisco Trial Lawyers

Association, Public Justice and California Employment Lawyers Association.

She earned her J.D. from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law



Involved in the trial of several high-profile cases, Brayton has extensive

experience litigating employment claims in both federal and state court. He is a

member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and Consumer

Attorneys of California. Brayton earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School (1997).


Konecky handles matters involving disability rights, employment

discrimination and wage and hour class actions. His extensive experience

includes trial and appellate work in federal and state courts. A frequent lecturer,

Konecky has authored and edited publications on discrimination and employment

law. He is a former Skadden Public Interest Law Fellow, U.S. Fulbright Scholar

in Argentina and judicial law clerk for the Honorable Lawrence K. Karlton, U.S.

District Court for the Eastern District of California. Konecky earned his J.D. from

New York University School of Law (1995).


Schneider Wallace Cottrell Brayton Konecky LLP is a dedicated group of

California trial lawyers committed to continuing the work of the civil rights

movement through individual and class action litigation. For 15 years, the firm’s

attorneys have handled matters involving: class action lawsuits involving

disability rights employment discrimination wage and hour and consumer rights.

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