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I am a jury trial lawyer.  I have successfully litigated, settled, or tried virtually every type of employee-brought action -- including class actions.  My areas of particular expertise are:  disability discrimination and accommodation, employee leaves of absence, sales commission disputes, whistleblower claims, and wage/hour litigation.  When not trying cases, I spend time with my teenage and adult children, explore the country and the world with my fiance, and contribute time and money to community organizations.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 60%
    23 years, 300 cases
  2. Class Action: 40%
    18 years, 25 cases

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Grube Brown & Geidt LLP

49 Stevenson Street
Suite 400
San Francisco, CA, 94105


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2014
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2013
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2012
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2011
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2010
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2009
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2008
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Am Jur - Labor LawAmerican Jurisprudence1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGrube Brown & Geidt LLP2014 - Present
PartnerPaul Hastings1993 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
EEO Committe, American Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay AreaBoard Vice Chair2008 - 2011
Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee, Litigation Section, ABAMember2003 - 2008
Publication nameTitleDate
California Labor & Employment Law ReviewPlanning for the Wage and Hour Class Action Mediation2010
Bender’s California Labor & Employment BulletinMeal and Rest Period Payments Under Labor Code Section 226.7 are “Wages”2007
Lindemann & Grossman, Employment Discrimination LawRetaliation Chapter, Management Chair2006
Lindemann & Grossman, Employment Discrimination LawAssistant Editor1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of California - IrvineN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Employment Law InstituteEEO Update2013
California UpdateDisability Accommodation2013
BridgeportWhen Non-Competes Can Still Work in California2013
California UpdateDisability Accommodation2012
Bridgeport - Employment Litigation ProgramDeposition Skills2012
Bar Association of San FranciscoHot Topics in Employment Class Actions2012
National Constitution CenterAge Discrimination2011
California UpdateDisability Accommodation2011
California UpdateDisability Accommodation2010
Employment Class ActionsClass Certification Standards: A Trend Toward A More Rigorous Analysis2009
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyDeposition Skills2008
Labor & Employment ConferenceWage and Hour Developments2007
NELI National Litigation ProgramJury Instructions2006
Bar Association of San FranciscoIndependent Contractors2006