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Erin Denniston Leach

Erin Denniston Leach

Counsel| Orange County


Erin Leach’s practice is concentrated in employment litigation and counseling. She provides clients with ongoing counseling on a wide range of personnel matters including hiring and termination decisions, employment agreements, policy drafting, wage and hour issues, and employee medical leave.  Erin represents employers in state and federal courts and arbitration, as well as before administrative agencies, in disputes regarding wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, unfair competition, trade secrets, reasonable accommodation of disabilities, retaliation, wage and hour (individual and class actions), and other types of employment matters.

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  • Defense of “whistleblower” actions on behalf of service and retail clients
  • Defense of wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment actions on behalf of service and retail clients and management employees
  • Defense of wage and hour class action litigation on behalf of service and retail clients
  • Binding arbitration experience in retaliation, wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, fraud and wage claim cases
  • University of California, Hastings College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2006)
    • Order of the Coif
  • Harvard University (B.A., Psychology, cum laude, 2002)
    • Academic All-Ivy (2001)
    • Academic All-District Second Team (2001)
    • All-Ivy Second Team (1999-2001)
    • Volleyball - Co-Captain (2001)
  • Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Athletes Touch
  • Southern California Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Edition, Employment Litigation: Defense (2013-2016)
    • "The Top Women Attorneys in Southern California," Los Angeles Magazine (2016)
  • Women Helping Women/Men to Work (WHW), Board of Directors
  • Legal Services for Children, Intern (Fall 2004)
  • Adams, Esq., Law Clerk, Oakland, CA (Summer 2004)
  • Public Defender's Office, Juvenile Division, Intern, San Francisco, CA (Summer 2004)
  • The Help Group, High School Special Education Teacher (2002-2003)
  • California
  • Supreme Court of California
  • United States District Court, All Districts of California