The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) regards itself as an innovative and groundbreaking university. They have built themselves on the concept of optimism, never looking at things half empty, and using dissatisfaction as opportunity to improve. This perspective and attitude has lead to much success for the university at its students. They can count 12 Noble Prizes, 12 Rhodes Scholarships, 112 Olympic Medals, 112, NCAA Championships, and over 100 companies created from technology built at UCLA.

UCLA’s mission is its “primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society.” To ensure this, UCLA fosters a free and open environment on campus and encourages debate and discussion in the classroom and outside of it. The freedom provided allows students and faculty to further explore their fields, improve them, and share with the world.

The tolerance and freedom exhibited by the university and afforded to staff and students has produced results. UCLA can proudly boast that they have revolutionized energy consumption, reshape humanity’s understanding of galaxies, graduated 200 of America’s best doctors, created the Internet, and produce 29 Academy Award Winners. UCLA’s impact on its students and faculty is felt worldwide due to their accomplishments and contributions to society.

Daniel Chammas is an experienced litigator in his native Los Angeles area. He specializes in labor and employment issues such as sexual harassment, unpaid wages, wrongful termination, union grievances, and racial discrimination. His clients consist of Fortune 500 companies and premier providers of products and services. He received his Bachelor of Arts from UCLA after which he attended Stanford. In 1999 he graduated from Stanford’s Law School and received his JD. He is a partner with Venable, LLP and a member of Venable’s Labor and Employment Practice Group.