DEANNA J. MOUSER, J.D., L.L.M., is an attorney in employment law. She is well versed in offering practical solutions to employment law issues. Mouser has authored articles and chapters on employment law topics, including defamation, arbitration, and workplace violence, has taught legal writing at University of Illinois and is a frequent speaker on employment law. Formerly she practiced with Littler in San Jose, at Girard & Vinson in Walnut Creek, and at Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo in Pleasanton. She has served as chief bargaining spokesperson for many entities, including school districts, community college districts, county offices of education, cities, hospitals, and health centers and has represented employers in multiple industries. She has taught for UCSC Extension since 1997.