Overview

Tracy R. Williams focuses on defending management in single and multiplaintiff litigation in employment-related matters, including harassment and discrimination claims, and wage and hour class action litigation and litigation under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). She has experience in all facets of the litigation process and represents employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, including the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 

Additionally, she has devoted a significant amount of her practice to drug-free workplace and drug testing issues. In this capacity, she routinely drafts drug-free workplace policies, provides advice including as to marijuana accommodation and pre-employment testing, and assists clients with return-to-work and fitness-for-duty issues related to drug and alcohol use.

She also routinely counsels clients on human resources issues, legal compliance, and litigation avoidance.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Orange County Bar Association

Member

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

Recognition

Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America©

2021-2022

Recipient, CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Constitutional Law

2010

Speaking Engagements

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Irvine, CA

January 24, 2019

An Update of New California Employment Laws for 2015

College and University Professionals for Human Resources (CUPA-HR), Irvine

October 10, 2014

Education

  • J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 2011cum laude
  • B.A., Biola University, 2008summa cum laude

Bar Admission

California

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California