Ms. Acken focuses her practice in labor and employment law. She has defended numerous companies in gender, race and disability discrimination cases in state and federal court. Ms. Acken also has wide-ranging experience representing both public and private entities in EEOC claims, wage payment/overtime, wrongful termination, Davis-Bacon, and state and federal leave issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Acken was in-house employment counsel to a large international company. In that capacity, she partnered with the Human Resources to draft and implement employment policies, assist with union labor negotiations and issues, resolve employee relations issues, manage civil and administrative employment and labor claims, revise the employment handbook and draft multi-state agenda, audit the I-9 process and draft multiple job descriptions based upon state and federal wage laws. Ms. Acken also trained both management and non-managerial employees on employment law compliance issues.
- Admitted to Practice
- Court Admission
- Arizona Supreme Court (2002)
- Arizona Federal Courts (2002)
- State Bar of Arizona
- Member, Employment Law Section
- Labor Relations