Meyers Nave Adds Principal Nadia Bermudez in San Diego
October 2, 2023
Meyers Nave announces the addition of Nadia P. Bermudez as a principal in the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice. With more than two decades of experience, Bermudez joins the firm’s San Diego office.
Bermudez represents businesses, public agencies, and individuals in state and federal courts in a wide range of employment matters, such as class and Private Attorneys General Act actions, wage and hour matters, harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, unfair competition and trade secret claims. She also has experience with workplace investigations, handling matters involving harassment, bullying and abusive conduct, workplace threats, retaliation, and fraud, among other allegations of misconduct. Bermudez is also highly sought after to counsel and advise clients on harassment prevention, reasonable accommodation and disability law, and diversity and inclusion.
Managing Principal David Skinner states: “We are thrilled that Nadia is joining Meyers Nave as a Principal. She is an outstanding addition to our Labor & Employment Practice Group, and we look forward to her leadership.”
Bermudez was recently appointed to the Advisory Board for the Ninth Circuit, serving a three-year term through 2026. She was also appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom to the Judicial Selection Advisory Committee for San Diego and Imperial Counties, serving as Vice Chair since 2019. Additionally, Bermudez has been a member of the Merit Selection Panel for U.S. Magistrate Judges, serving as chair on a pair of reappointment selection panels in 2019 and 2021. She is a member of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Advisory Committee for the Southern District of California, recommending nominees for the positions of U.S. District Court Judge, U.S. Attorney, and U.S. Marshal since 2009. Bermudez served as a Lawyer Representative for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, including co-chairing the program from 2017-2019 and receiving the Distinguished Leadership and Service Award.
“Our labor and employment practice has seen tremendous demand, and we look forward to continuing our growth in Southern California. Nadia brings exceptional employment litigation and investigations experience and next-level client service, helping clients in a variety of industries navigate California’s complex business environment,” said Camille Hamilton Pating, Chair of Meyer Nave’s Labor & Employment Practice.
Bermudez is actively involved with the San Diego legal community. She has held numerous positions with the Lawyers Club of San Diego, including serving as president (2008-2009), vice president (2007-2008), advisory board member (2009-2010, 2013-2014, 2019-2023) and co-chair of the Diverse Women’s Committee (2013-2014). Bermudez is also a member of and has held leadership roles with the San Diego and California La Raza Lawyers associations, the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA), the Hispanic National Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association. From 2020-2023, she served on the San Diego Superior Court’s Committee on the Elimination of Bias.
“For over two decades, I’ve been proud to know Nadia Bermudez as an ally, a friend, and a brilliant lawyer. Nadia’s partnership with Meyers Neve not only reunites us as partners, but also enhances the Meyers Nave brand as the go-to California-based firm for legal talent. Aside from having a deep legal bench throughout the state, Meyers Nave is a firm that doesn’t just talk about diversity but walks it too -with a legal bench of over 65% women and lawyers of color,” said Janice Brown, a principal in Meyers Nave’s Labor & Employment Practice.
Bermudez was named a “Leader in the Law” by the San Diego Business Journal in 2022 and 2019, as well as receiving “Best of the Bar” award in 2014 and a “Women Who Mean Business” award in 2009. The San Diego Daily Transcript has named her a “Top Attorney – Labor & Employment” in 2014, 2010 and 2007, as well as a “Top Young Attorney” in 2007. She also received the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association “Award for Service” in 2019 and the SDCBA “Service Award for Diversity” in 2014. Bermudez has been named to the San Diego Super Lawyers every year since 2015. She earned her J.D. from Stanford University School of Law (2001) and her B.A. from the University of California, Irvine (1998).