HOLLY R. LAKE

HOLLY R. LAKE

Partner
LA

Holly is a skilled employment litigator who also advises clients on OFCCP compliance and affirmative action plan development. She acts as a partner to her clients, making it her business to understand their needs and goals, and then developing a legal strategy that’s unique to the case at hand. Her approach has resulted in trial victories, summary judgment wins, and success in managing scores of single plaintiff cases filed after she helped defeat class certification.

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  • Education

    J.D., magna cum laude, 1999 - New York Law School

    M.P.H., 1996 - San Jose State University

    A.B., 1993 - University of California, Berkeley

    Bar Admission

    California

    U.S. Supreme Court

  • “Top Verdicts of 2011” by Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, Marlo v. United Parcel Service and Related Cases

    Selected to the Rising Stars List by Law & Politics’ Super Lawyers magazine and Los Angeles magazine from 2004 to 2009

  • Publications

    May 2012, Law360, Co-Author: Settling The Matter Of Meal, Rest Breaks In California

    Mar 2012, American Bar Association Business Law Section, Contributor: Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, Employee Mobility, Restrictive Covenants, and Trade Secrets

    Dec 2008, Vol. 28 No. 11, An E-Publication of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Co-Author: Gimme 5: Five Things Every Lawyer Should Know About the Difference Between Employees and Independent Contractors

    Oct 2008, Vol. 28 No. 9, An E-Publication of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Co-Author: Gimme 5: Five Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Contracting with the Federal Government and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

    Aug 2008, Vol. 28 No. 7, An E-Publication of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Co-Author: Gimme 5: What Every Lawyer Should Know about Non-Compete Agreements in California

    Oct 2007, Practicing Law Institute, 36th Annual Institute on Employment Law, Co-Author: Meeting the Diversity Challenge: Race and Gender-Conscious Decisions in Recruiting

    Aug 2004, ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sport Industries, Contributing Author: Traditional Lab or Law and The Sports Industry: Selected Recent Developments

    Speaking Engagements

    Apr 2017, ACC-Southern California, From Body Art to Unisex Bathrooms Jun 2014, Business and Legal Resources (BLR): FMLA/CFRA Master Class

    Jun 2014, Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) Mid-Year Legal Update: The Latest on Background Checks and 'Ban the Box' - What Employers Need to Know

    Apr 2014, National Employment Law Council (NELC) 2014 Annual Conference, Panelist: Independent Contractors, Interns, and Volunteers: The High Price of Misclassification

    Sep 2013, National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) 2013 Annual Meeting, Panelist: Ethics: Navigating Multiple Representations and Other Choppy Seas

    Jun 2013, Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) 2013 Mid-Year Legal Update: The Start of a Beautiful Relationship? Hiring in California

    Apr 2010, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Employment Law Section, Annual Retreat: Employee Compensation and Pay Equity: The Impact of The Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and Ricci v. DeStefano

    Frequent speaker on a variety of employment matters for human resource organizations, and other employer/management groups

  • Faculty member, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), teaching trial advocacy at the North West Regional Trial Training Program in Seattle, Washington in 2009, 2010 and 2012 --"Building Trial Skills: Southern California," for practicing attorneys in Southern California -- “Effective Advocate Training Program,” for practitioners in dependency court funded by the Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Grant to teach trial skills to attorneys in California

    Volunteer Settlement Officer, Civil Referee Assisted Settlement Hearing Program of the Los Angeles Superior Court

    Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representative, July 2012-June 2016

    Junior League of Los Angeles, Corporate Secretary and Board of Diretors, 2012-2013

    Upward Bound House, Board of Directors, 2007-2013

    Alumni Association for the University of California at Berkeley, Board of Directors, 2005-2009 – Vice President, 2007-2008

    Actively involved with The Links, Incorporated, an international public service organization

    Actively involved with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., an international public service organization

    Member, Labor and Employment Sections, American Bar Association

    Member, Labor and Employment Sections, Los Angeles County Bar Association

  • Obtained a complete defense verdict in a jury trial involving claims of disability discrimination

    Successfully first-chaired multiple labor arbitrations

    Obtained several summary judgments in single plaintiff and multiple plaintiff cases

    After obtaining summary judgment in a complex matter, successfully argued before the California Court of Appeal, after which summary judgment was affirmed

    Successfully argued before the California Court of Appeal in a matter related to issues of first impression governed by the California Education Code

    Successfully represented clients during audits by the Department of Labor

Practice Lead

Emerging Growth

Practice Areas

Employment Litigation

Trials and Appeals

Regulatory, Compliance & Risk Management

Emerging Growth