Laura Hock is a member of the Littler CaseSmart® team and is based in California. As a research attorney for single plaintiff litigation matters, she performs multi-jurisdictional legal research and analyzes issues on a variety of legal topics; writes concise, objective summaries of complex legal issues; and provides recommendations for strategic action by clients faced with employment litigation challenges. At the outset of each litigated matter, she prepares an Initial Case Dossier, which provides clients insight into the legal landscape of the case.
Laura has represented employers in many aspects of employment law under both federal and California law. She has experience with claims arising under:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
Laura has worked closely with public and private employers to provide timely advice and counsel on diverse aspects of personnel management, including employee termination, discipline, and grievance matters; personnel policies and procedures; discrimination and harassment laws; wage and hour compliance; and employee leave laws. Additionally, she has reviewed and drafted policies, handbooks, and employment agreements specifically tailored to the needs of a particular business while ensuring compliance with federal and state laws.
Before joining Littler, Laura clerked for the Hon. Stephen M. McNamee of the United States District Court, District of Arizona, where she gained experience with a broad range of aspects of employment litigation, including several jury trials. Previously, she practiced in the labor and employment law practice group of a large regional law firm in Riverside, California. While in law school, she was on the editorial board of the Pepperdine Law Review and served as literary citation editor. She also was selected to write the problem for Pepperdine’s major constitutional law competition, in which Chief Justice John Roberts adjudicated the final round.