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    Jason BarbagoMr. Barbato was admitted to the California State Bar in 2014. He is licensed to practice law before all the state and federal courts of California.

    Mr. Barbato has experience across a broad array of employment, commercial, and eminent domain litigation matters in both state and federal court, including trial, pre-trial motion practice, and discovery. In particular, Mr. Barbato has acquired extensive depth with the peculiar requirements of California Eminent Domain Law while representing public entities. This experience covers the entire evolution of the condemnation process, from assisting a public entity with pre-condemnation planning activities to serving on a trial team that took a complex eminent domain case—a rarity among trials—to a favorable verdict. Mr. Barbato is also particularly skilled at working with appraisers and other experts necessary for condemnation, translating their expertise into presentable legal and factual arguments for a judge or jury. As part of this experience, Mr. Barbato has also developed an expertise in the requirements of CEQA for public projects, including, but not limited to, assisting a major public entity with its utilization of a new CEQA exemption.

    Mr. Barbato has also practiced in alternative forums, including the International Court of Arbitration, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the California Contractors State License Board. Mr. Barbato was previously an associate at a large international law firm, where he primarily practiced commercial litigation and employment law.

    Mr. Barbato received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2014. While in law school, Mr. Barbato served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Margaret Morrow of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Mr. Barbato also served as a Managing Editor for the UCLA Law Review and an Articles Editor for the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy. He received top honors in Employment Law, Land Use Law, Environmental Law, and Negotiation Theory. In 2010, Mr. Barbato received a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Geography from UCLA, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

    Mr. Barbato’s publications include:

    For Now, Locals on Their Own to Implement Sanctuary State Bill, Los Angeles Daily Journal, October 31, 2017.

    Top 10 Updates to the California Family Rights Act Regulations, Employee Relations Law Journal, Vol. 41, No. 3, at p. 45 (Winter 2015).

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