Professional Biography
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Kathiana Aurelien Counsel

  • Los Angeles

    D +1.310.788.3250

    F +1.310.843.2850

    Los Angeles

    1888 Century Park East, Suite 1700

    Los Angeles, CA 90067-1721




Kathiana advises and counsels industry-leading clients on labor and employment matters. She advises corporate buyers and sellers on employment issues in connection with mergers and acquisitions, and recommends best practices for worker classifications, reductions in force, and leaves of absence. 

Kathiana has also conducted harassment trainings and sensitive internal investigations, drafted personnel policies and employee handbooks, and negotiated employment, severance, and release agreements. She has also represented employers in court, arbitration, and administrative agency hearings involving discrimination, misclassification, harassment, wrongful termination, and retaliation, including under Sarbanes-Oxley.

Professional Leadership

  • ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, Pro Bono and Community Outreach Committee, Vice Chair

Related Employment

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP, Los Angeles, CA, Associate, 2016 – 2021
  • Swerdlow, Florence, Sanchez, Swerdlow & Wimmer, Beverly Hills, CA, Associate, 2014 – 2016
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York, NY, Associate, 2011 – 2014




Bar and Court Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • Hofstra University, B.B.A., Legal Studies in Business, cum laude, 2007