About Heather

California-focused labor and employment counsel

Heather Davis represents California employers on all aspects of labor and employment law, including single-plaintiff lawsuits, class and representative actions. She also counsels employers on day-to-day employment matters and legal developments in labor laws and regulations. Heather has defended clients on matters such as:

  • Wage and hour violations
  • Wrongful termination
  • Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Discrimination
  • Whistleblowing

Before joining the firm, Heather specialized in employment law litigation, business litigation and intellectual property litigation.

Experience in Action

  • Defends employers of all sizes in employment litigation, including claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and whistleblowing.
  • Represents employers in wage and hour class actions and representative actions brought under California wage laws and the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).
  • Represents clients in administrative claims and investigations before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
  • Advises employers and human resource representatives on all aspects of the employment relationship, including employment agreements, disciplinary action, termination, accommodation, leaves of absence, and wage and hour compliance.
  • Prepares and reviews employment policies and procedures, as well as contracts, agreements and handbooks.

Successes

  • Successfully defended claims of disability discrimination and retaliation brought against higher education institution in arbitration.
  • Obtained favorable judgment for charter schools and recovered attorneys’ fees and costs in arbitration. Negotiated numerous favorable settlement agreements.

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Law clerk, United States Attorney’s Office and for the District Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles and San Diego (2014, 2015)

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