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Courtney K. Bohl

Associate

Sacramento
Direct: (916) 498-7032
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Courtney Bohl is an associate in the Sacramento office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She is a member of the firm’s Complex Discrimination Litigation, Class Action, and Employment Litigation & Counseling practice groups. Ms. Bohl defends employers against individual, multi-plaintiff and government representative claims of race, sex, and age discrimination; harassment; wrongful termination; violation of whistleblower statutes; failure to accommodate and disability discrimination; and other state and federal statutes; wage and hour violations, and other employment claims.

Ms. Bohl has significant experience litigating against state and federal agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, both at the early charge stage and in large-scale enforcement and systemic pattern or practice actions that often involve hundreds of claimants.   

In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Bohl advises clients in a variety of industries, including construction, agriculture, hospitality, retail, food service, non-profit and high technology on a full spectrum of employment issues, including compliance with federal and state employment laws, California employment law peculiarities, creation and implementation of employer policies, and execution of workplace investigations. 

Ms. Bohl also counsels trustees and employers on compliance with ERISA and other laws affecting pension funds and welfare benefit plans. 

Ms. Bohl provides pro bono assistance to local community programs, including Project Homeless Connect, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, and the Federal Pro Bono Project (protecting prisoners’ rights).

Courtney Bohl is an associate in the Sacramento office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She is a member of the firm’s Complex Discrimination Litigation, Class Action, and Employment Litigation & Counseling practice groups. Ms. Bohl defends employers against individual, multi-plaintiff and government representative claims of race, sex, and age discrimination; harassment; wrongful termination; violation of whistleblower statutes; failure to accommodate and disability discrimination; and other state and federal statutes; wage and hour violations, and other employment claims.

Ms. Bohl has significant experience litigating against state and federal agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, both at the early charge stage and in large-scale enforcement and systemic pattern or practice actions that often involve hundreds of claimants.   

In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Bohl advises clients in a variety of industries, including construction, agriculture, hospitality, retail, food service, non-profit and high technology on a full spectrum of employment issues, including compliance with federal and state employment laws, California employment law peculiarities, creation and implementation of employer policies, and execution of workplace investigations. 

Ms. Bohl also counsels trustees and employers on compliance with ERISA and other laws affecting pension funds and welfare benefit plans. 

Ms. Bohl provides pro bono assistance to local community programs, including Project Homeless Connect, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, and the Federal Pro Bono Project (protecting prisoners’ rights).

Education

  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law (2011)
    cum laude Order of the Coif
    Research Editor, Santa Clara Law Review
    CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Community Property
  • B.S., University of California, Davis (2006)

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • 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
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Presentations

  • Guest Speaker, UC Berkeley Extension, Employment Law

Publications

  • Co-Author, “Court Orders EEOC To Pay Defendants’ Attorney’s Fees For ‘Baseless, Unreasonable and Frivolous’ Lawsuit,” Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP(March 24, 2015)
  • Co-Author, “Washington Court Holds Employer Farm’s Ban On Guests In Employee Housing Illegal,” Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP(November 10, 2014)
  • Co-Author, “Court Upholds Jury Verdict That EEOC Is Not Entitled To Award Of Punitive Damages,” Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP(August 29, 2014)
  • Co-Author, “California Appellate Court Holds Arbitrators, Not Courts, Must Decide Whether Arbitration Agreement Prohibits Class Arbitration When Agreement Silent On Issue,” Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP(July 3, 2014)
  • Co-Author, “Northern District of California Judge Rules DFEH Does Not Have the Authority to Prosecute Violations of Title I of the Americans With Disabilities Act,” California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (June 17, 2014)
  • Co-Author, “Dealing with CA Agencies Blog Series – DFEH 2.0: How to Deal with the Rebooted DFEH,” California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (April 2, 2014)
  • Contributor, “Chapter 19, Employment Law,” Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, 2014 Edition, ABA Business and Corporate Litigation Committee. 
  • Co-Author, “Subjective Decision Making Strikes Again – Class Certification Denied For Lack Of Commonality And Typicality In Case Involving Discretionary Selection System For Promotions, Training, and Pay Increases,” Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP(October 9, 2013)
  • Co-Author, “Protecting Our Troops: New Bill Seeks To Make Military Service A Protected Category,” Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP(July 18, 2013)
  • Co-Author, “EEOC Issues Revised Guidance On The Rights of Employees With Cancer, Epilepsy, Diabetes And Intellectual Disabilities Under The ADA,” Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP(May 26, 2013)
  • Co-Author, “EEOC Redux: Federal Judge Holds California State Agency Exempt From Rule 23 Requirements,” Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP(April 26, 2013)
  • Co-Author, “High-Tech Employers Dodge Class Certification In Anti-Solicitation Antitrust Case,” Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP(April 10, 2013)
  • Co-Author, “Court Holds Employer Is Responsible For Conciliation Failure Because It Refused To Make Counter-Offer To EEOC's Baseless Monetary Demand,” Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP(March 20, 2013)
  • Co-Author, “And The Drum Beat Continues - Another Court Finds The EEOC's Pre-Litigation Conciliation Efforts Insufficient,” Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP(January 19, 2013)
  • Co-Author, “Plaintiffs' Claims In Wal-Mart Survive To See The Light Of Another Day - Court Denies Wal-Mart's Request For Interlocutory Appeal,” Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP(December 12, 2012)
  • Co-Author, “Court Limits The EEOC's Investigative Power By Finding That The EEOC Is Not Entitled to ‘Unconstrained Investigative Authority’," Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP(November 29, 2012)
  • Co-Author, “The EEOC's ‘Unique Role’ Does Not Exempt The Agency From A 300-Day Limitations Period In Title VII Pattern Or Practice Cases,” Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (October 24, 2012)
  • Co-Author, “The EEOC Gets Knocked Out Of The Ring,” Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP(August 14, 2012)
  • Co-Author, “Court Finds The EEOC’s Delay In Pursuing Lawsuit Unreasonable,” Workplace Class Action Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP(July 19, 2012)