Morgan Forsey

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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Embarcadero Center Four
San Francisco 94111 CA US

Morgan Forsey is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group and is co-Office Managing Partner of the San Francisco office. Ms. Forsey handles all facets of the litigation and trial process in labor and employment disputes.

Ms. Forsey has significant experience in defending wage and hour class actions, including claims for overtime pay, meal and rest period violations, misclassification, prevailing wages and claims concerning premium pay issues. She has successfully defeated class certification motions and prevailed on motions to affirmatively deny class certification.

Ms. Forsey has successfully defended labor and employment disputes under both state and federal law, including harassment, misclassification, discrimination, whistleblowing and retaliation. In particular, Ms. Forsey has extensive experience representing and advising clients in the technology, healthcare, transportation, retail, staffing and hospitality industries.

She has substantial experience defending against claims arising under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, Title VII, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and state, federal and local wage and hour laws. Ms. Forsey has trial experience defending wage and hour class actions, PAGA actions and single plaintiff employment cases.

In addition to civil litigation matters, Ms. Forsey regularly represents employers in matters before governmental agencies, such as, the DLSE, DFEH and EEOC, and assists employers in handling regulatory audits, such as DOL and DLSE investigations.

Ms. Forsey also provides strategic advice to employers on a full spectrum of employment compliance issues; including local ordinances, wage and hour compliance, employee terminations, responding to employee leave requests, trade secret theft and employee privacy.


  • J.D., University of California, Davis, 2005
  • B.F.A., North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Managing Editor, U.C. Davis Journal of International Law and Policy


  • California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California


  • California Bar Association
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • Served as a CASA volunteer in both Alameda and Contra Costa Counties


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