Genie Harrison Interviewed by The Mercury News

Can Silicon Valley foundation CEO survive scandal over ‘toxic’ workplace?

April 20, 2018 — By John Woolfolk for The Mercury News.

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Here is a short excerpt from the story:

… “Everyone knew what was going on and no one did anything,” she said.

Many former employees have declined to speak on the record, fearing their careers in philanthropy could suffer.

Rebecca Dupras, a former vice president for development who […]


Genie Harrison Explains Attorney-Client Privilege

Attorney-Client Privilege Is Alive And Well

April 11, 2018 — By Genie Harrison for Law 360

The FBI raid of the Rockefeller Center office and Manhattan hotel room of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael D. Cohen set off a firestorm of controversy about the sanctity of the attorney-client privilege, epitomized by Trump’s tweet that the “privilege is dead.”

In fact, the privilege is alive and well. What is not so healthy is […]


Genie Harrison Recognized by Hollywood Reporter

Congratulations to Genie and our friend and colleague Ann Fromholz who were both recognized as top lawyers at the center of the anti-harassment movement by The Hollywood Reporter. Read a short except below, and the full story at The Hollywood Reporter, HERE>.

Meet 6 of the Hollywood Lawyers at the Center of the Anti-Harassment Movement

April 5, 2018 — By Ashley Collins

From spearheading the Time’s Up legal defense to Bill O’Reilly’s defamation suit, THR […]


Genie Harrison to Represent Sandeep Rehal on Weinstein Company Bankruptcy Committee

Committee For Unsecured Weinstein Co. Creditors Includes Two Of Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Plus WME

March 28, 2018 — By Date Hayes for Deadline Hollywood

The Weinstein Company Bankruptcy Committee will include Genie Harrison representing former Harvey Weinstein assistant Sandeep Rehal

Unsecured creditors trying to extract compensation from the Weinstein Company will be represented by a five-member committee that includes two of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers and major talent agency WME.

According to a one-page document filed today in U.S. […]


Genie Harrison Comments on John Bailey Sexual Harassment Allegations

The Academy’s New Code of Conduct Finds Its First Test: President John Bailey

March 20, 2018 — By Gene Maddaus

(Here is an excerpt from

After the drama and mishaps of the past year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had reason to celebrate a relatively snafu-free Oscar broadcast on March 4.

The afterglow lasted less than two weeks. On March 16, Variety reported that the Academy had received three allegations of sexual harassment […]


Genie Harrison to Speak at CAALA Trial Skills for the New Attorney Seminar

Genie Harrison Speaking at CAALA Trial Skills for the New Attorney


A fast paced and complete seminar for all attorneys admitted to practice for less than five years. Learn basic trial lawyer skills and tips from a superb group of renown plaintiff trial lawyers.

This is an all-star #CAALA teaching team that includes Mike Arias, Jeff Rudman, Elizabeth Hernandez, Minh T. Nguyen, Taylor Rayfield, Martin Aarons, Joseph Barrett, Mike Alder and Ricardo Echeverria.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judges […]


Amber Phillips to Speak on Sexual Harassment and the #MeToo Movement

Attorney Amber Phillips will be the featured presenter at the Women Lawyers of Ventura County’s program on Sexual Harassment

Women Lawyers of Ventura County presents: The Changing Landscape of Sexual Harassment Claims, The Impact of the #MeToo Movement

This 60-minute MCLE will provide a brief overview of the basics of litigating sexual harassment and discrimination claims. The program will then provide insight into how the #MeToo Movement and similar movements such as #WeSaidEnough have changed the traditional […]


Genie Harrison Comments on Ted Gaines’ Sexual Harassment Case

 February 7, 2018 — Bob Moffitt for Capital Public Radio, Sacramento

Sexual Harassment Cost Sen. Ted Gaines’ Chief Of Staff His Job — But The Lawmaker Continued To Pay Him

Here is a short excerpt from the story by Capital Public Radio:

Stephen Davey was forced out of state Sen. Ted Gaines’ office in February 2016 amid allegations of sexual harassment. But the political campaigns of Gaines and his wife, former Assembly member Beth Gaines, […]


Genie Harrison Featured in Pasadena Magazine 2018 Top Attorneys Issue

When Saying No Isn’t Enough

Story by Sara Smile

Sexual harassment isn’t exclusive to Hollywood. Lawyer Genie Harrison breaks down what constitutes sexual harassment, and what you can and should do about it.

Sexual harassment in the work place, and particularly in Hollywood where “the casting couch” has become an accepted cliché, had long been condemned publicly, while the private reality was often ignored, if not sanctioned. When Bill Cosby, a beloved Hollywood and TV icon, was credibly […]


Genie Harrison on Devos’ Rollback of Title IX Protection Guidelines

The Truth About Rolling Back Obama-Era Title IX Guidelines

September 26, 2017 – By Genie Harrison for Law

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“I have an arrangement with a student each semester, because I don’t get taken care of at home. You […]


Genie Harrison Gives Expert Analysis on Charlottesville

“California Employer Questions After Charlottesville”

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August 22, 2017 – Expert analysis for by Genie Harrison

We may champion the protection of members of the LGBTQ community who demonstrate in support of their equal rights, or for women who march against political and societal misogyny, but do we feel the same when employees wave the Nazi flag during weekend demonstrations?

What happens if a California employee, like Cole White, on his own time and outside of work hours, […]


Genie Harrison Comments on James Comey Hearing

“Comey Hearing Parallels What Fired Employees Face in Court” 

Employment attorney Genie Harrison’s commentary on FBI Director James Comey Hearing

June 12, 2017 – by Genie Harrison for

“At the time, did you say anything to the president about — that is not an appropriate request, or did you tell the White House counsel, that is not an appropriate request, someone needs to go tell the president that he can’t do those things?”

“You could have said ‘Mr. President, this meeting is inappropriate … You should not be making such a request.’”

“You had serious concerns about what the president had … directed you to do, and […]