Stacie Yee is a partner in the firm’s Employment practice and is located in the Los Angeles office. She focuses her practice on labor and employment law matters as well as complex commercial litigation.
Ms. Yee represents employers in wage and hour class actions and California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act representative actions, wrongful discharge, discrimination and retaliation/whistleblower litigation under state and federal laws. This includes representing companies in qui tam actions brought under the federal False Claims Acts alleging whistleblower claims. She has represented numerous companies and individuals in noncompetition/trade secret misappropriation litigation, both in pursuit of companies’ claims for relief as well as defending companies and individuals against claims brought by others. Ms. Yee has represented clients in mediation, arbitration, and at trial, and has successfully represented employers in state administrative proceedings, state court and arbitration.
In addition to litigation, Ms. Yee also provides preventative employment law counseling and advice to clients. This includes review and drafting of employment contracts, employee policies and handbooks, and advising companies on day-to-day employment issues such as leaves, disability accommodation, performance issues and terminations. Ms. Yee has particular experience assisting Asia-based companies with expanding operations in the United States to navigate employment law issues. She also has worked extensively with both staffing agencies and clients of staffing agencies to advise on joint employer and indemnification issues arising in litigation and in normal-course business operations.
Ms. Yee has written and spoken on wage and hour, trade secret misappropriation, disability discrimination and family leave topics. She regularly provides anti-harassment and discrimination training to clients, as well as “crash courses” to non-California executive management and HR on California employment law compliance.
Previously, she served as a judicial extern for The Honorable Earl Johnson Jr. of the California Court of Appeals.
- Selected as 2015 Fellow for the Leadership Council on Leadership Diversity program
- Super Lawyers - Southern California Rising Star, 2009-2014
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Annual MCLE Marathon, Los Angeles; “When is a Secret a Trade Secret?,”; “New Year’s Resolution: Evaluate How Big-Ticket Employment Issues May Impact Your Company in 2017,” January 2017
State Bar of California 89th Annual Meeting, “The Watch List: Pending US and California Supreme Court Employment Law Cases”, San Diego, September 30, 2016
2015 California Employment Law Updates Webinar, Los Angeles, March 11, 2015, “Attention California Employers: 2015 is Already Off and Running…Are You Keeping Up?”
Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar, Los Angeles, April 30, 2014
2014 California Employment Law Updates Webinar, Los Angeles, March 26, 2014
Labor and Employment Seminar, Los Angeles, March 13, 2014
Labor and Employment Seminar, Los Angeles, October 30, 2012
Labor and Employment Webinar, Los Angeles, October 24, 2012, “Drafting Restrictive Covenants in a Multistate Business”
Can “Child’s Pose” Relieve Bikram Yoga Guru’s Stress After His January 25 California Court Double-Whammy?, January 2016
Wakeup Call to Supply Chain Managers and Compliance Officers of Companies Doing Business in the US, August 2015
California Supreme Court Affirms Class Action Waivers, Rejects Waivers of Private Attorneys General Act Claims, June 2014
What the US Supreme Court’s Recent Decisions Mean for US Employers; July 2013
California High Court Clarifies Employer Obligations to Provide Paid Rest Periods and Unpaid Meal Breaks, April 2012