Lauri Damrell, a partner
in the Sacramento office, is a member of the Employment Law Group and focuses
her practice on employment litigation and counseling.
Lauri has extensive experience in complex litigation and counseling
involving wage-and-hour laws, independent contractors, exempt/non-exempt
classifications, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and other
employment regulations. She has also represented several clients before the
EEOC, OFCCP, U.S. Dept. of Labor, IRS, California Dept. of Fair Employment &
Housing, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the Employment Development
Department. Her clients have included Fortune 500 companies such as CVS, Microsoft, Oracle, Health Net, Inc., Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, US Bank, J.C. Penney, and Sears, as well as major retailers such as Crate and
Barrel, Williams Sonoma, Levi Strauss & Co., Luxottica, Sears, Ace Hardware, Hallmark, and Vitamix.
Lauri is a thought leader on diversity in the workforce. California
Governor Jerry Brown recently appointed her to serve as a Commissioner for the
California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. In connection with her work on the Commission, she has partnered with the California Labor Commissioner to establish the California Pay Equity Task Force, which aims to engage diverse
interests and find common ground in determining how to implement California’s new equal pay law and
close the gender pay gap. Lauri has published
articles on diversity in the National Law
Journal, the American Bar
Association Journal on Labor and Employment Law, Corporate Counsel, Law360, Bloomberg BNA, American Lawyer and others. She also presents
frequently on these issues and was recently invited to speak at the U.S. Capitol
regarding the Paycheck Fairness Act.