Allen Graves received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Michigan School of Law, and his undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to founding The Graves Firm, Mr. Graves was associated with the employment law department at Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker. During his tenure at Paul Hastings, that firm was ranked by American Lawyer as the best employment law practice in America.
Since founding The Graves Firm, Mr. Graves has continued to limit his practice exclusively to employment law with a focus on large scale class action litigation and executive severance negotiations. Mr. Graves has practiced before California state courts, federal courts in California, Colorado and Nevada, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the California Labor Commissioner.
With experience representing both the nation's largest corporations and individual plaintiffs, Mr. Graves lectures regularly to both legal consumers and attorneys on a variety of topics including internal investigations of discrimination claims, the use of statistical analysis in employment law claims, and general employment law.
Jacqueline Treu practices in all areas of employment law and has handled a variety of matters including wage and hour class actions, executive severance negotiations, and discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims. She has practiced before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Labor Commissioner, and state and federal courts in California and Washington. Ms. Treu has also represented clients before the California Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit.
Prior to joining The Graves Firm, Ms. Treu was an associate with Troutman Sanders LLP and advocated for a broad range of clients, including individuals, multinational corporations and public entities, in resolving employment and other types of disputes.
Ms. Treu graduated cum laude and Order of the Coif from the University of San Diego, where she served as a member of the San Diego Law Review. She earned her undergraduate degree in Studies in Management and Organization from the University of California, Berkeley.
JENNY JAE YU
Jenny Yu has experience prosecuting complex wage-and-hour actions on behalf of diverse employee groups. She has handled many aspects of wage and hour litigation such as interviewing witnesses, reviewing electronically stored documents, and drafting pleadings, motions and briefs. She also litigates wrongful termination and discrimination claims on behalf of aggrieved employees. Ms. Yu is admitted to the Northern and Central Districts of California. She is licensed to practice law in California and New York.
Formerly, Ms. Yu was an associate at Liebert Cassidy Whitmore in San Francisco where she provided counsel and representation to education and public agency employers. She provided legal consultation and advice regarding a wide range of employment and labor topics, such as FEHA/ADA, FLSA, leave laws, termination, and employee discipline. There, she focused on assisting employers with FLSA compliance. Prior to her work at LCW, Ms. Yu worked as a Senior Staff Attorney at the non-profit law office, East Bay Children's Law Offices, where she represented youth in the juvenile court. She has experience in trials and hearings and has litigated numerous bench trials. She also worked with youth on education matters such as school discipline and special education.
Ms. Yu earned her Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco, School of Law. She attained a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science with an emphasis in Computational Modeling from the University of California, Berkeley. She is conversationally fluent in Korean.