Susan Kumagai is a founding partner of Lafayette & Kumagai LLP and a recipient of the 2011 Minority-Owned Law Firm Client Service Award. Ms. Kumagai is a civil litigator who primarily practices in the employment area, including ERISA, representing management throughout California. She has extensive litigation experience in both state and federal courts. She represents Fortune 500 companies and public entities in the areas of wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, disability and retaliation. She previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of San Francisco and as a member of its Nominating and Judiciary Committees. Ms. Kumagai is an active member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Committee. Ms. Kumagai has been recognized in the Northern California Super Lawyers list for 2009 through 2014 and has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. She is a former member of the California Minority Counsel Program’s Steering Committee and its Executive Committee, and was the Chair and Co-Chair for the 2002 and 2008 California Minority Counsel Program Annual Business Conference. Ms. Kumagai received her B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley and her J.D. degree from King Hall at the University of California, Davis. She is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California, the United States District Court for all Districts of California, the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.