Tanja L. Darrow concentrates in litigation and is co-chair of the Litigation and Trials Practice Group and a core member of the firm’s Complex Litigation and PAGA Practice Group. Her labor and employment law practice includes:
- Complex litigation
- Wage and hour issues
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
- The Family and Medical Leave Act
- Fair employment practices
An experienced lead trial and appellate attorney, Tanja has successfully defended hundreds of cases on behalf of corporate clients, and successfully received complete defense verdicts in all tried cases, including a PAGA trial with complicated issues of first impression. With a keen focus on providing superior quality work, coupled with her understanding of the need to provide strategic and practical solutions to assist clients with a wide range of issues, she counsels clients in various industries, including:
- Higher education
- Consumer services
In addition, her California real estate broker’s license also allows her to effectively work with clients in the real estate industry.
Tanja has significant experience providing training on diversity and discrimination issues, counseling employers on sexual and racial discrimination and harassment issues, and resolving difficult and complex matters effectively and persuasively.
She regularly participates as a panelist in employment seminars, makes presentations to local professional organizations, and has presented numerous in-house training sessions and workshops to management teams. Tanja frequently speaks and writes on a variety of employment law topics, including:
- Sexual harassment
- Employment discrimination
- Wrongful termination
- Negligent hiring
- Supervision and training
- Personnel policies
- Employee handbooks
- Wage and hour law
- Employment law updates
Tanja regularly participates as a panelist in employment seminars. She makes presentations to local professional organizations, the California State Bar, and has also presented numerous in-house training sessions and workshops to management teams.
Tanja has received commendations on her pro bono and community service work from former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
She serves on Littler Mendelson's Diversity Council and is a member of the Firm's 12-attorney Accounting Audit Committee. Previously, she was a partner at another firm where she practiced aviation defense and employment law.