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Bryan Schwartz Law Hires Hannah Luke Edwards as Summer Associate at the Oakland-Based Civil Rights, Employment Law Firm 

May 28, 2015 Oakland – Bryan Schwartz Law is pleased to announce that H. Luke Edwards has joined the firm as a Summer Associate. Ms. Edwards, a student at the University of California Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), is a recipient of the Employee Justice Fellowship for 2015, from the Foundation for Advocacy Inclusion & Resources (FAIR).

During law school, Ms. Edwards interned with the Equal Justice Society (an Oakland based non-profit dedicated to raising the nation's consciousness on race through law, social science, and the arts), and helped people with criminal records obtain employment as interns in the Clean Slate Practice of the East Bay Community Law Center.

Ms. Edwards also participated in the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, where her team won the San Francisco regional competition and garnered national honors. Ms. Edwards has also excelled academically earning the American Jurisprudence Award (best in class) or Prosser Prize (second best in class) in multiple courses, including Sexual and Gender Harassment.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Edwards attended the University of California Berkeley, where she graduated with honors. While at school Ms. Edwards helped victims of domestic violence obtain restraining orders as a volunteer at the Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Project, and worked as a communications intern at Public Advocates (a San Francisco based nonprofit law firm). Ms. Edwards was also the captain of the university rugby team and an All-American selection her senior year.

Attorney Bryan Schwartz opened the practice in January 2009. Bryan Schwartz Law is dedicated to continuing the struggle for civil rights and equality of employment opportunity, and helping Americans from every background to achieve their highest career potential. The firm focuses on individual, class, and collective actions involving discrimination and retaliation, harassment, denied disability accommodations, whistleblower reprisal, wage and hour violations, federal employees' rights, and severance negotiations.