San Francisco, California 94105
Andrea Nicole de Koning is an associate in the Labor and Employment department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Her practice focuses on employment litigation of complex discrimination and harassment cases brought as single-plaintiff and multi-plaintiff actions under federal and statutory laws. She also routinely handles wrongful termination, breach of contract, and other employment-related tort and contract claims for a wide variety of clients.
Ms. de Koning’s experience includes litigation in both state and federal courts, including jury trials, and administrative agencies. For example, she secured a defense verdict in her first solo trial in California Superior Court in Sacramento County, has second chair trial experience in Contra Costa County, and won matters pending before the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”).
In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. de Koning also provides day-to-day counseling and advice to clients about the various laws affecting the employment relationship, including the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, California Labor Code, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and other state and federal statutes. Ms. de Koning also routinely counsels employers regarding workplace issues including employee complaints, workplace investigations, leaves of absence and the interactive process. She also regularly reviews employer policies for compliance under state and federal law.
Prior to joining Seyfarth, Ms. De Koning represented clients at well over 40 mediations and arbitrations, took well over 150 depositions, and gained trial experience in personal injury, wrongful death, commercial liability, defamation, products, premises, and employment cases.
In law school, Ms. de Koning was a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Richard Seeborg, then Magistrate for the Northern District of California. She also served as a Research Assistant to Prof. Philip Jimenez researching unique questions of federal jurisdiction. She was awarded “best oral advocate” in her Advocacy class and received the CALI award for Civil Procedure.
|Areas of Practice||1) Labor & Employment and 2) California Workplace Solutions|
|Law School||Santa Clara University School of Law (J.D., 2007)|
|Education||University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 2002)|
|Bar Member / Association||California State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Seyfarth Shaw LLP|
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