August 22, 2023

Schaerr | Jaffe Attorneys File Amicus Brief in the California Supreme Court

On August 18, Schaerr | Jaffe attorneys filed an amicus brief in the California Supreme Court for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America. The case, Zhang v. Superior Court, is a dispute between a law firm and a former partner that involves important questions relating to arbitration and forum selection in the context of a California statute allowing California employees to void contract provisions selecting forums other than California for the resolution of employment disputes arising in California. The brief argues that the parties’ arbitration provision delegated the question of the applicability of that statute to the arbitrator, and that the California courts should stay proceedings given that New York courts have already ordered that the issue be resolved by an arbitrator.

A copy of the filing can be found here: