People: Laura Wilson Shelby, Partner

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Laura Wilson Shelby

Partner

Los Angeles - Century City
Direct: (310) 201-5203
Fax: (310) 201-5219
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Laura Shelby is an experienced employment litigation attorney and high stakes advice and counsel lawyer.  She is also the co-managing partner of the Los Angeles, Century City office as well as the co-chair of the Labor and Employment department in Century City.  Her practice is focused on employment limitation, with an emphasis on sexual harassment, whistleblowing and disability discrimination.  She also has extensive experience conducting workplace investigations, particularly of harassment and whistleblowing issues.  Her practice includes litigation against the EEOC and DFEH and the defense of class, collective and multi-plaintiff actions. 

Ms. Shelby has extensive experience successfully defending employers on summary judgment, appeals and in mediation.  She also has considerable trial and arbitration experience, having defended employers in California and federal court and before arbitrators and FINRA arbitration panels. 

Ms. Shelby is a frequent speaker on a variety of employment law and litigation topics, including #metoo issues.

Laura Shelby is an experienced employment litigation attorney and high stakes advice and counsel lawyer.  She is also the co-managing partner of the Los Angeles, Century City office as well as the co-chair of the Labor and Employment department in Century City.  Her practice is focused on employment limitation, with an emphasis on sexual harassment, whistleblowing and disability discrimination.  She also has extensive experience conducting workplace investigations, particularly of harassment and whistleblowing issues.  Her practice includes litigation against the EEOC and DFEH and the defense of class, collective and multi-plaintiff actions. 

Ms. Shelby has extensive experience successfully defending employers on summary judgment, appeals and in mediation.  She also has considerable trial and arbitration experience, having defended employers in California and federal court and before arbitrators and FINRA arbitration panels. 

Ms. Shelby is a frequent speaker on a variety of employment law and litigation topics, including #metoo issues.

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law (1990)
    Board Editor, U.C. Davis Law Review (1990)
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (1986)
    Dean's Academic Honors List

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • US District Court, Central District of California
  • US District Court, Northern District of California
  • US District Court, Southern District of California
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association (Employment Law Section)

Publications

  • “Controlling Costs,” California Lawyer (June 2013)