Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC (NFC), a top-ranked Employment Law Firm representing management, announced today their expansion to the West Coast with the introduction of new office operations based out of San Diego, California.  NFC’s West Coast office will be led by prominent employment law attorney, Stacy L. Fode.  Ms. Fode is the former managing partner of Brown Law Group, a highly respected employment law boutique based in San Diego.

“The decision to expand our presence to the West Coast was a logical next step in our business growth strategy,” said Suzanne M. Cerra, Co-Founding Partner of NFC.  “Our commitment to excellence and relentless focus on client service became the catalyst for us to find the right person to lead ‘NFC West’,” continued Cerra.  “With Stacy at the helm, NFC is poised to expand our offerings and enhance our ability to serve our valued clients.”

As a current member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), Fode is active in her community and committed to issues of diversity and inclusion.  Her tenure spans more than 20 years representing business clients in all aspects of employment law. She has been a leader representing clients in the energy, financial, insurance, retail, automotive, telecommunications, hospitality, and technology industries.  

“Stacy’s remarkable background as an employment litigator and advisor, and her stellar reputation and commitment to client service excellence, make her the perfect fit to lead our Firm’s new office,” said Katherin Nukk-Freeman, Co-Founding Partner of NFC.   “She represents everything that is unique about NFC, both professionally and through her genuine ability to connect with clients and colleagues.” 

“I am honored to be joining a firm with NFC’s outstanding reputation in the employment law sector, marked by its commitment to client service, dedication to lasting client relationships, and unique culture,” said Fode. “It is a privilege to be working alongside such exceptional employment attorneys, and I am looking forward to leveraging NFC’s significant resources and experience to service our West Coast clients.”

Ms. Fode is rated AV®-Preeminent by Martindale, recognized as a Super Lawyer in addition to also being named to San Diego Magazine and San Diego Metro Magazine Top Lawyer and Mover to Watch lists, respectively.  As a recipient of the San Diego Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business Award”, Ms. Fode is a sought after speaker on employment and diversity related topics and has published articles on these subjects.  She has been featured in news specials on CBS Morning News (San Diego), NBC Morning News (San Diego) and KGTV Morning News (San Diego). 

Ms. Fode received her J.D. from the University of Oregon, School of Law where she was a Dean’s Scholarship award winner, and her B.A. in Law and Society from the University of California, Santa Barbara.



About Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C.

Recognized as one of the top employment law firms in the New York Metropolitan Area, NFC provides a progressive, creative and forward thinking approach to the practice of management-side employment law. Staffed with highly experienced employment attorneys and a robust support team, we deliver superior work product and incomparable client service. NFC attorneys have litigated thousands of cases and handled appeals at all levels in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. Our substantive knowledge encompasses all areas of employment and benefits law. In addition, NFC has an entire team dedicated to developing meaningful and impactful employment law training. We work vigorously to counsel our clients on the most effective preventative measures. Read more about the firm here:

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