Tracy Thompson has over three decades of experience representing employers in all areas of labor and employment law. She has significant experience in handling wage and hour class actions in both state and federal court. Tracy has successfully defeated class certification, as well as prevailed on motions to dismiss and for summary judgment, in a number of the class actions she has handled.
Her wage and hour class action experience includes claims for misclassification; meal and rest breaks; off the clock; vacation pay; security bag checks; uniforms; forced patronage and claims for indemnity; and claims under the California Private Attorneys General Act.
Tracy represented the employer in Kullar v. Foot Locker Retail, Inc., a seminal case which clarified the criteria to be used by the trial court in determining the fairness of a class action settlement under California law.
Tracy also defends employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination in single and multi-plaintiff actions, and has successfully taken a number of cases to trial in both state and federal court as well as defending employers in private arbitrations. In addition, Tracy represents clients in traditional labor law matters and labor arbitrations, and has also handled numerous matters before Cal-OSHA.
Before joining DWT, Tracy was a shareholder at Miller Law Group. Over the course of her career, Tracy also worked at Brobeck Phleger & Harrison LLP, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, and her own firm of Cook Roos Wilbur Thompson LLP.
Tracy is committed to community engagement and pro bono work, and currently serves as Board Secretary for NatureBridge, a nonprofit organization that provides environmental education in National Parks.
- J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1979
- M.P.A., Harvard University, 1990
- A.B., Mount Holyoke College, 1974, cum laude
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