JANINE R. MENHENNET, Attorney, is a 1988 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, holding a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and gave the commencement address. In 1992, she graduated from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. At Berkeley, Ms. Menhennet was an editor and contributor to the California Legal Studies Journal, Volumes IV and V. At Loyola, she was and editor and contributor to the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Journal, Volumes 11 and 12. She has been a member of the California State Bar since 1992, and is currently a member of the San Diego County Bar Association.
Ms. Menhennet has practiced multiple aspects of employment law including employer representation in front of the NLRB, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and employer representation and advisement on behalf of credit unions, including preparation of United States Supreme Court amicus briefs respecting economies of scale and credit unions. She successfully fought transient occupancy taxes imposed on federal credit unions in California Credit Union League v. City of Anaheim,95 F.3d 30 (9th Cir. 1996), which had far-reaching impacts on taxation of federal instrumentalities beyond federal credit unions.
During the past several years, Ms. Menhennet has been involved in employee-side wage and hour class actions, as well as employee-side antitrust class actions. Her appellate experience includes dozens of matters, from briefs to argument, in both California and varied federal venues.
- State Bar of California
- San Diego County Bar Association