Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP
John Skousen is a partner in the Irvine office of Fisher & Phillips LLP. His practice is concentrated on wage and hour law and employment litigation. John has a unique blend of appellate and trial experience, as well as practical experience in business and personnel management.
Following his graduation from law school, John served as a law clerk/staff attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, Louisiana, and then served as a law clerk for United States District Court Judge Walter J. Gex, III, of the Southern District of Mississippi. Before attending law school, John worked in various management positions in a prominent Fortune 500 company in Los Angeles, during which time he earned a graduate degree in management and taught personnel management courses at California State University, San Bernardino. Subsequently, he studied for two years at the Claremont Graduate School’s prestigious executive management program in the Peter Drucker School of Management.
As a lawyer, John not only represents employers in class actions and other employment litigation, he creates and presents webinars and conducts management training on a variety of topics, including management practices impacting on state and federal equal employment opportunity laws, harassment prevention, and compliance with state and federal wage and hour laws. John was recently appointed as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Redlands.