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Lara Grines

Associate

Los Angeles - Century City
Direct: (310) 201-9314
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Lara Grines is an associate in the Labor & Employment Department in the Los Angeles - Century City office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Her practice includes a variety of single-plaintiff and class action litigation, and involves defending employers in lawsuits alleging wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, as well as wage and hour violations.

Ms. Grines joined the firm initially as part of the Labor & Employment Department’s Fellowship program, an innovative training-focused program for law students and recent graduates with an affinity for Labor and Employment law. She has thus gained vital training and experience drafting position statements, summary judgment moving papers, motions to compel, demurrers, removals, petitions to compel arbitration, motions in limine and other critical employment litigation briefs.

While in law school, Ms. Grines served as a judicial extern to the Honorable John Kronstadt in the Central District of California. Ms. Grines was also a member of Loyola Law School’s Project for the Innocent, where she worked to help exonerate the wrongfully convicted. Ms. Grines speaks German and Spanish, and is conversational in Russian and Hebrew.

Lara Grines is an associate in the Labor & Employment Department in the Los Angeles - Century City office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Her practice includes a variety of single-plaintiff and class action litigation, and involves defending employers in lawsuits alleging wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, as well as wage and hour violations.

Ms. Grines joined the firm initially as part of the Labor & Employment Department’s Fellowship program, an innovative training-focused program for law students and recent graduates with an affinity for Labor and Employment law. She has thus gained vital training and experience drafting position statements, summary judgment moving papers, motions to compel, demurrers, removals, petitions to compel arbitration, motions in limine and other critical employment litigation briefs.

While in law school, Ms. Grines served as a judicial extern to the Honorable John Kronstadt in the Central District of California. Ms. Grines was also a member of Loyola Law School’s Project for the Innocent, where she worked to help exonerate the wrongfully convicted. Ms. Grines speaks German and Spanish, and is conversational in Russian and Hebrew.

Education

  • J.D., Loyola Law School at Los Angeles, cum laude (2017)
    Order of the Coif
    Concentration: Civil Litigation and Advocacy
    First Honors (highest grade) in Employment Discrimination, California Civil Procedure, First Amendment Survey, & Civil Litigation Skills Practicum
    Member of St. Thomas More Law Honor’s Society
    Dean’s Honors List (2015-2017)
    Extern to Hon. John Kronstadt, United States District Court for the Central District

  • B.A., University of California, San Diego, magna cum laude (2014)

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • US District Court, Central District of California
  • US District Court, Eastern District of California
  • US District Court, Northern District of California
  • US District Court, Southern District of California

Affiliations

  • State Bar of California (Labor & Employment Law Section)
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles

Publications