Susan T. Ye’s practice focuses on representing and advising employers and managers in a broad range of employment law matters in state and federal court as well as before administrative agencies. She routinely defends employers against claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, failure to accommodate, as well as wage and hour class actions and PAGA representative actions. Susan has been involved in all phases of dispute resolution, including pre-litigation, pleadings, law and motion, fact and expert discovery, taking and defending depositions, mediation and settlement negotiations, evidentiary hearings, trial preparation, post-trial briefing, and writs, as well as appeals. She has drafted and argued numerous prevailing motions and makes regular court appearances. 

In addition to her litigation work, Susan also has experience providing advice and counsel to employers concerning day-to-day employment issues, including hiring and screening practices, separation agreements, and development and review of company policies to identify risk and ensure compliance.

Prior to joining Littler, Susan gained extensive experience at a boutique law firm in Silicon Valley practicing employment law and at an AmLaw 100 labor and employment firm in San Francisco. Immediately following law school, Susan served as a judicial law clerk for the Supreme Court of Guam. During law school, she served as executive editor of the UC Davis Law Review. She also tutored first-year law students as a teaching assistant for the Legal Research and Writing Program, and was a participant in Moot Court. 

Professional & Community Affiliations


Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area



Judges Reception Committee

Barristers Club



Recipient, Award for Excellence in Legal Research & Writing for Best Appellate Brief

Continuing Education of the Bar


Recipient, Witkin Award for Academic Excellence for Highest Grade in Legal Research & Writing II

University of California, Davis School of Law

Spring 2009

Recipient, Witkin Award for Academic Excellence for Highest Grade in Legal Research & Writing I

University of California, Davis School of Law

Fall 2008


  • J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law, 2011
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2007cum laude, with Distinction


  • Mandarin

Bar Admission



  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California