Tracy R. Leidner focuses on defending management in single and multiplaintiff litigation in employment-related matters, including harassment and discrimination claims, and wage and hour class action litigation and litigation under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). She has experience in all facets of the litigation process and represents employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, including the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 

Additionally, she has devoted a significant amount of her practice to drug-free workplace and drug testing issues. In this capacity, she routinely drafts drug-free workplace policies, provides advice including as to marijuana accommodation and pre-employment testing, and assists clients with return-to-work and fitness-for-duty issues related to drug and alcohol use.

She also routinely counsels clients on human resources issues, legal compliance, and litigation avoidance.

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali


Orange County Bar Association


Leadership Council on Legal Diversity


Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America®


Recipient, CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Constitutional Law


Speaking Engagements

Working Safely in an Era of Marijuana, Psychotics, and Medication

Littler Executive Employer Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 9, 2024

2022 Update: Deeper Dive Into California Legislative Employment Law

2022 California Virtual Regional Employer Conference

November 2, 2022

2020 Virtual California Employer

November 19, 2020

Southern California Legal Update Series - Costa Mesa

January 16, 2020

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Irvine, CA

January 24, 2019

An Update of New California Employment Laws for 2015

College and University Professionals for Human Resources (CUPA-HR), Irvine

October 10, 2014


  • J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 2011cum laude
  • B.A., Biola University, 2008summa cum laude

Foro di appartenenza



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California