Claudia Viera is an effective and tenacious attorney-mediator focused on resolving employment and business disputes. She is highly regarded by counsel for her patience and excellence in resolving high-emotion conflicts. Ms. Viera formerly represented both employers and employee-plaintiffs in litigated matters and developed a unique understanding of the dynamics impacting settlement on both sides of the table. She mediates in both English and Spanish. Ms. Viera was recently profiled as a mediator by The Daily Journal.
Since 2001, Ms. Viera has mediated nearly a thousand tough cases. She works actively with both sides to help them achieve a better resolution than either would achieve in court. She honed her legal skills as an employment attorney with Littler Mendelson, and has significant experience with both pre- and post-litigation mediations. Her recent mediations include sexual harassment, race discrimination, national origin and disability discrimination, wrongful discharge, business partnership dissolutions, wage and hour, HOA issues and landlord-tenant disputes. She mediates throughout the Bay Area and California.
Expertise & Emphasis
Wage/Hour Class Actions
Ms. Viera strongly believes that mediation provides a superior route to resolution than litigation. She is flexible and works to determine a mediation process that will best suit the parties’ needs.
Ms. Viera believes that exploration below the surface of the dispute is often necessary to reach resolutions that have lasting value to parties.
Ms. Viera develops and teaches dynamic employment law training programs for organizations on topics such as harassment prevention, EEO compliance, one-on-one sensitivity, implicit bias and mediation skills programs.
Ms. Viera also conducts fact-finding investigations of workplace harassment and discrimination claims.