Case Results:

  • Seven-figure settlement in a case involving age discrimination and retaliation by major California employer.
  • $924,000 arbitration award obtained on behalf of employee terminated on account of his national origin.
  • $695,000 jury verdict obtained on behalf of long-term employee in suit for unpaid wages.
  • Over $400,000 settlement negotiated in a gender discrimination case.
  • Obtained a $350,000 settlement in a race discrimination case.
  • $300,000 obtained on behalf of a victim of gender discrimination.
  • $150,000 settlement recovered on behalf of employee denied meal/rest breaks and overtime pay.

Prior case results are not a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your specific legal matter.  

 

Honors and Awards

  • Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2015-2018
  • Top Women Attorneys in Northern California, San Francisco Magazine, 2015-2018
  • Avvo – Rating of “10 out of 10” for Top Employment Attorney
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2017

I represent employees in all facets of employment law, including matters involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistle blowing, wrongful discharge, family medical leave, fraud, unpaid wages, and unemployment benefits. In addition, I provide advice and counseling to employees regarding employment-related contracts (offer packages, severance agreements, invention assignments, etc.), leaves of absence, reasonable accommodations, and other ongoing employment issues.

After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, with honors, I worked in business for almost a decade before graduating magna cum laude from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

I have been selected as a Super Lawyers Northern California Rising Star every year since 2015, an honor reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys in California.  I was also named one of the Top Women Lawyers in Northern California 2015-2018.

Currently, I serve on the Executive Committee of the Plaintiffs’ Employment Lawyers Association and volunteer as a supervising attorney for the ELA Institute for Law and Policy. I’m a member of California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA), Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), and Marin County Bar Association.

When I’m not practicing law, I participate in competitive swimming events and enjoy spending time with my husband and two boys.

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Executive Compensation Issues – Offer Packages and Exit Negotiations – August 7, 2018 – Bernstein Private Wealth Management – Private Luncheon
  • Female Styles in Negotiation (Panel Moderator) – April 28, 2016 – San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA)
  • Employing Interns and Volunteers: The Laws You Need to Know – May 27, 2015 – San Francisco Bar Association

Professional Activities/Organizations

  • Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyers Association (PELA), Executive Committee
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA)
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • San Francisco Bar Association (SFBA)
  • Marin County Bar Association (MCBA)
  • Marin Women Lawyers

Bar Admissions

  • State of California
  • State of Oregon
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals