Laila Tafreshi represents and counsels private and public employers in a broad range of employment and labor law matters, including:

  • Independent contractor analysis and litigation
  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation and harassment claims
  • Leaves and accommodations
  • Employee discipline and terminations
  • Wrongful termination
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Collective bargaining issues

She has represented multiple clients through trial, and is an experienced presenter who conducts in-person training sessions on a variety of employment law topics, including harassment, discrimination, employee classification, and workplace policies.

Laila represents employers in state, federal and administrative courts and before the California Office of Administrative Hearings, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, and the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. She also handles arbitrations and mediations.

During law school, Laila externed for Hon. F. Dennis Saylor IV at the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts and interned in the general counsel’s office of a major public education institution. She was also a note editor for the Public Interest Law Journal.

Before attending law school, Laila was part of Teach for America and taught second grade.

Speaking Engagements

Top Employment Law Issues Impacting the Tech Ecosystem

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August 20, 2019


  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 2014cum laude
  • M.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2011summa cum laude
  • B.B.A., University of San Diego, 2009summa cum laude


  • Persian

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