Overview

Derrick Lam represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including matters involving:

  • Wage and hour class, representative and single-plaintiff actions
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful termination
  • Independent contractor and contingent worker analysis and litigation

Derrick counsels a diverse set of clients, including start-ups and global corporations, to ensure compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws, with an emphasis on wage and hour requirements, including company-wide audits of exempt classifications and other pay practices; employee leave and accommodations for employees with disabilities; hiring, discipline, and termination decisions; and workplace investigations.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Pathfinder

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)

Member

National Employment Law Council (NELC)

Member

Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA)

Speaking Engagements

Co-Host

The Second Annual LCLD Pathfinder Alumni Meeting, Los Angeles, CA

June 21-23, 2018

Independent Contractors or Employees? A Primer for Startups

Los Angeles Venture Association’s Annual Meet the VC Conference

October 18, 2017

Education

  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 2010
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 2005With Honors

Bar Admission

California
District of Columbia