Overview

In her practice, Jody A. Landry handles employment litigation matters of a broad variety, including both single plaintiff and class actions, that generally stem from claims of:

  • Overtime misclassification
  • Failure to provide meal/rest breaks
  • Wrongful termination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Employment discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Breach of contract
  • Other wage and hour violations

Appearing in state and federal courts, she regularly handles class actions involving a variety of wage and hour issues arising under:

  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Fair Employment and Housing Act
  • California Labor Code (and Wage Orders)
  • Other California laws

Her notable litigation successes include obtaining defense jury verdicts in cases involving race discrimination/wrongful termination, disability discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation and overtime pay. She also defeated a class certification on several alleged missed meal period claims.

Jody also handles administrative matters before California's Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. She also spends a great deal of time advising and counseling clients on day-to-day human resource and personnel issues, including:

  • Handbooks
  • Discipline
  • Termination
  • Wage and hour matters
  • Layoffs, pregnancy leave
  • Family and medical leave
  • Employment benefits

Her clients include retailers, service establishments and manufacturing operations.

Jody served on Littler Mendelson's Associate's Committee for six years and on the Firm Nominating Committee for eight years. In law school, she was a member of the University of San Diego Law Review

Recognition

Named, Lawyer of the Year

Employment Law - Management, San Diego

The Best Lawyers in America©

2017

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2013-2020

Named, Top Lawyer

Labor & Employment

San Diego Magazine

2015

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

News, Analysis & Press

Speaking Engagements

Mastering the Exasperating: Navigating California’s Leave of Absence Laws

San Diego, CA

June 7, 2013

Education

  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 1986magna cum laude
  • B.A., Pacific Union College, 1983

Bar Admission

California