Overview

Luis E. Lorenzana represents a wide range of employers in complex, single plaintiff and class action employment litigation before state and federal courts and agencies. Luis regularly defends employers against wrongful termination, retaliation, discrimination (disparate treatment and disparate impact), sexual harassment and battery, pay equity, failure to accommodate, PAGA and wage and hour claims. Through his dedicated work ethic, subject matter knowledge and responsiveness, Luis has achieved numerous cost-effective, favorable results for his clients, which include large and small technology and biotech companies, national energy companies, banks, healthcare providers, retailers, publishers, manufacturers, restaurants, law firms and insurers.

Luis prides himself on providing his clients with trusted and straight forward advice that transforms complex employment law requirements into practical, customized solutions that not only help protect his clients but also help meet his client’s business needs. Luis advises, counsels, and trains his management clients on issues such as:

  • Pre-litigation employee demands
  • Litigation and trial strategies
  • Electronic discovery
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Pay equity audits and evaluations
  • Leaves of absence and disability accommodations
  • Employee handbooks and related personnel policies
  • Performance management
  • Reduction in force (WARN) and terminations
  • Employment agreements and severance agreements
  • Sexual harassment and sex trafficking training

Luis is a fluent Spanish speaker. Prior to attending law school, Luis was a public relations account manager for high-tech companies throughout Silicon Valley for five years. His Spanish speaking abilities and his public relations experience enable him to bring a unique perspective when providing his clients legal advice and counsel, and when helping them solve complex, multidimensional issues.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

National Employment Law Council and its Annual Conference Planning Committee

Member

Association of Business Trial Lawyers, San Diego Chapter

Member

San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association

Alumnus

Louis Welsh Chapter

American Inns of Court

Recognition

Named, Thurgood Marshall Scholar

The George Washington University Law School

Named, Super Lawyer

Super Lawyers

2018-2021

Named, Rising Star

Super Lawyers

2014-2017

Speaking Engagements

Fifth Annual Conference in Central America

October 19, 2018

Quinto Foro Regional de Derecho Laboral

October 19, 2018

Regulating Off-Duty Conduct

National Employment Law Council’s (NELC) Annual Seminar, New Orleans, LA

April 19, 2018

Education

  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 2006with honors
  • B.A., Santa Clara University, 1998

Languages

  • Spanish

Bar Admission

California

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California