Based in Los Angeles, Pillsbury partner Stacie D. Yee handles employment litigation, arbitration and counseling, and complex commercial litigation for a global clientele. Stacie litigates wage and hour, California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act, discrimination, and retaliation/whistleblower, including qui tam, actions.
She also resolves trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition and false advertising claims. Stacie provides preventative counseling to help clients avoid litigation and advises on contracts, policies, disability accommodations, terminations and other issues.
She regularly helps Asia-based clients enter the U.S. market including to navigate employment laws. Over the years, she has worked particularly close with foreign airlines on employment-related and litigation matters, as well as with clients in the restaurant, food and beverage industry.
REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE :
- As lead counsel, defended government contractor against wage and hour class/collective action, successfully transferring venue of the case outside of California and settling the case favorably on an individual plaintiff, non-class basis.
- Served as lead counsel to a home health care company, successfully consolidated three separately filed wage and hour class actions and obtained court approval for joint settlement of all actions.
- Prevailed at California Court of Appeals, after oral argument, in an action relating to plaintiff’s claims of whistleblowing and retaliation based on alleged employer-employee relationship between plaintiff and client.
- Obtained an arbitration award in favor of an employer on all claims brought against it by an employee alleging disability discrimination, retaliation and harassment.
- As lead counsel, represented lending company in a wage and hour class action, narrowing the case by compelling all class claims to arbitration on an individual employee basis. Case settled favorably.
- Obtained summary judgment on all claims alleging disability discrimination, retaliation and CFRA violations brought by an employee against her health care industry employer.
- Obtained judgment in favor of employer in a bench trial on employee’s wage and hour claims regarding allegedly unpaid commissions.
- J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 2002
- B.A., Claremont McKenna College, 1999
ADMISSIONS : California, Washington State
COURTS : U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
CLERKSHIPS : Extern to Associate Justice Earl Johnson Jr., California Court of Appeals
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