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Employment law issues are often complex, emotionally charged, and require immediate attention. Bernstein & Friedland, P.C. is committed to meeting its clients' employment-related needs and providing high-quality legal representation in a cost-effective manner. More than a law practice, Bernstein & Friedland, P.C. serves as trusted advisors and tenacious advocates for its clients. The firm offers the experience and dedication necessary to handle matters efficiently and effectively.


In 2014, the San Fernando Valley Business Journal awarded Polina Bernstein and Diana Friedland "Business Team of the Year" at the publication's 13th Annual Women in Business Awards.


From 2014 through 2019, Los Angeles Magazine named Polina Friedland Bernstein one of “Southern California’s Super Lawyers."  For six consecutive years prior to that, Ms. Bernstein was awarded one of “Southern California’s Super Lawyers – Rising Stars,” placing her among the top 2.5 percent of the best up-and-coming attorneys in Southern California.


From 2013 through 2018, Los Angeles Magazine named Diana Friedland one of “Southern California’s Super Lawyers – Rising Stars.”


The Los Angeles Daily Journal profiled Bernstein & Friedland, P.C. in its April 2013 article titled "Sister Act."


Bernstein & Friedland, P.C. takes pride in being certified as a Women-Owned Business by the National Women Business Owners Corporation.


Christopher “CJ” Lee is an associate at Bernstein & Friedland, P.C.  His practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling.


Before beginning his legal career, Mr. Lee graduated from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and the University of Pennsylvania.  He also served as a legal extern to the Honorable Dolly M. Gee in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.  During law school, Mr. Lee’s academic achievements and writing abilities earned him a position on the staff of the Review of Law and Social Justice Journal (RLSJ) at USC Gould School of Law.  He also clerked for Minami Tamaki, LLP in San Francisco and was an integral member of a trial team in a case involving wrongful termination and unpaid wage claims.  He supplemented his trial experience with classes like trial advocacy, negotiation and mediation advocacy, and deposition strategies and techniques that focused on developing his litigation skills.


Prior to law school, Mr. Lee was a nationally ranked junior golfer, earning all Mission-league honors at Harvard-Westlake in 2005 and 2006.  In addition, he applied his lifelong love of basketball to a brief career as a high school basketball coach and scout.








16000 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1000, Encino, CA 91436

Tel: (818) 817-7570 | Fax: (818) 530-7746

polina@laemploymentcounsel.com | diana@laemploymentcounsel.com

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  • Tenacious Advocates.
  • Trusted Advisors.
  • Let the "Business Team of the Year" Assist With Your Employment Law Needs.







  • Employment tort litigation, including negligent hiring and retention, negligent supervision, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault and battery, and invasion of privacy

  • Employee handbooks

  • Severance agreement negotiation

  • Employment-related agreements, including confidentiality, non-compete, non-solicitation, and independent contractor agreements


  • Workplace investigations of complaints for sexual harassment and other illegal employment practices


  • Breach of Contract



  • Reductions in force


  • WARN Act compliance

  • Employee theft and misuse of company property


  • Misuse of technology in the workplace


  • Claims under Business & Professions Code section 17200 et seq.

  • Trade secret protection and misappropriation claims


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16000 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1000, Encino, CA 91436


Phone: (818) 817-7570

Fax: (818) 530-7746

Email Polina: polina@laemploymentcounsel.com

Email Diana: diana@laemploymentcounsel.com







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