Margaret "Ellie" McPike represents and advises employers in a diverse range of employment law and traditional labor matters arising under federal and state laws, including:
- International and domestic workplace privacy and data security matters, as well as the intersection between AI and privacy in pre-employment and employment decisions
- High-stakes class actions and representative actions under the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)
- Independent contractor misclassification matters
- Wage and hour matters, including claims involving minimum wage and overtime obligations, meal and rest breaks, expense reimbursement, and wage-statement violations
- Whistleblower/retaliation, harassment, and discrimination claims
- Breach of contract and wrongful termination claims
- International matters, including employment law aspects of restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, out-sourcing and in-sourcing, and redundancies (including situations implicating Acquired Rights Directive and TUPE)
- Traditional labor matters, including negotiating collective bargaining agreements
Ellie is an active member in the firm's Women's Leadership Initiative and the Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation practice group.
Previously, Ellie was a Littler summer associate in the San Francisco Office and a clerk in the Seattle Office, served as an extern for the Riverside County District Attorney's Office, and interned with Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.