Lauren E. Robinson
Lauren E. Robinson has successfully represented employers in high-value employment matters in state and federal courts, and in binding arbitration. She is routinely involved in the risk assessment and defense of matters involving claims of wrongful termination and unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). She also represents employers in class actions under the California Labor Code and actions under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), and in labor arbitrations. Ms. Robinson regularly defends employers in charges pending before state agencies, including the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE).
Ms. Robinson has extensive experience advising employers on the full range of employment law-related issues. She was selected to serve on a secondment to a large public utilities company where she handled litigation matters and advised on various management and human resources issues, including disciplinary actions, terminations, and workplace investigations.
Ms. Robinson received her J.D. from the University of Southern California in 2008. During law school, she served as a judicial extern for the Hon. Kathleen Mulligan, administrative law judge for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and as a legal services aide for Public Counsel’s Children’s Rights Project and the Barrister’s Domestic Violence Clinic. Ms. Robinson graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Women and Gender Studies and Spanish. She has spent her entire legal career practicing labor and employment law, most recently for eight years at a large international labor and employment law firm.